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Subject: RE: [DNA] Newbie list
Date: Thu, 6 Nov 2003 21:36:59 -0500
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There are many excellent "DNA 101" type entries on some of the surname
lists. Off the top of my head, I'm reminded of the Duernik site, Charles Kerchner's site and the Blair site

I refer all of my new participants to these sites. Genetics isn't easy,
not coctail party talk (I tried it, it doesn't work), but these three
sites have info that folks who want to understand the basics can sift
through and understand.


-----Original Message-----
From: Whitney Keen [mailto:]
Sent: Thursday, November 06, 2003 5:07 PM
Subject: [DNA] Newbie list

As a relative newbie myself, I have found that just taking a month or
two reading all the entries, even the ones that appear to be over the
top, you begin to get a feel for the subject and the contributors.
Then, either ask or reply wherever your expertise and interest takes
you. The value of a newbie list without a resident expert or list
manager to answer the queries is questionable. After a while, the
entries on this list will begin to make more sense. Read the articles
referenced by the list postings, and on Family Tree DNA and other sites
as well. It will fall into place eventually.

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