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From: "Kay Martin" <>
Subject: Re: DNA-newbie list - was RE: [DNA] Celtic Haplogroups
Date: Thu, 6 Nov 2003 15:27:33 -0600
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I would have to leave Jackie's question to one of our experts (left quoted here for any of you who have the answer.) While no longer "new", I am still vastly under informed and overwhelmed by all this.

But that said, I would vote to keep only the one list. When you start splitting lists up, it may seem like a good idea at the time, but it ends up with some people on one list and some on the other and only an occasional expert monitoring the "newbie" list to answer questions. I suppose a "chatty" sort of list for newbies would be fine and even fun, but they would still need to be on this list if they really want to learn what all our DNA can - and can not - tell us. How many people really have time to sift through all the mail that would be created by two lists. People come here hoping to learn answers to their questions and most of the time we all learn from the replies. They would want the same from a newbie list, but if only the newbies were there, who would be able to answer them?

Do hang in here with all of us... you'll be surprised at how interesting most of it becomes in a short time. Even if your like I am and don't understand a good bit of what is said. :-)


----- Original Message -----
From: thefolks
Sent: Thursday, November 06, 2003 1:57 PM
Subject: DNA-newbie list was RE: [DNA] Celtic Haplogroups

I certainly could have missed it, but I don't recall seeing a single
response to this dear lady's question. While you folks are both
entertaining and charming, you overwhelm my Inbox and my knowledge. Does
anybody else here think there is a need for a DNA-newbie list?

There are many people on my surname list, like me, who are just coming
aboard and getting tested, and I expect this to continue to be the case.
These people might be brain surgeons and rockets scientists, but I don't
expect them to be DNA scientists by training. We haven't been at it long
enough to even be hobbyists or enthusiasts yet. But we want to get tested,
understand our results, and contribute our data.

If we don't clog up your list with our DNA 101 stuff, will some of you
seasoned DNAers join a newbie list and offer some help to those who are
looking at it for the first time? If we'd just be the blind leading the
blind over there, there would be no point. I would start the newbie list if
there is interest in having one. I'd appreciate your thoughts.

The Count

-----Original Message-----
From: Jackie M Perkins [mailto:]
Sent: Thursday, November 06, 2003 11:24 AM
Subject: [DNA] Celtic Haplogroups

I have had two tests done , the mtdna by Oxford Ancestors and a print test
by Familytree. The results were Haplogroup H with one mutation (16288)
and 100% Indo-European in the print test. Does that rule out the R1b result
or is that another test altogether? As you can tell I am just learning about
all of this. Thanks Jackie

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