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From: "Jim Hull" <>
Subject: Re: [DNA] Drumming up Interest & Action
Date: Sun, 16 Nov 2003 10:19:27 -0700
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Don't be so sure of that, Ray. I find them to be the hardest nut in the
basket to crack. In other words the biggest skeptics.

Cloudy Regards From AZ

Jim Hull

----- Original Message -----
From: "Raymond" <>
To: <>
Sent: Sunday, November 16, 2003 9:44 AM
Subject: Re: [DNA] Drumming up Interest & Action


> Have any efforts been made to get professional genealogists on board
through
> their associations, etc? These are the people with credentials that can
> help lend credibility to DNA testing for those in doubt or who won't try
> something new on their own.
>
> Raymond Coon
> Oregon
>
>
> ----- Original Message -----
> From: "K Haddad" <>
> To: <>
> Sent: Sunday, November 16, 2003 5:31 AM
> Subject: [DNA] Drumming up Interest & Action
>
>
> > I formed a DNA group for my family DNA project at yahoogroups. Only a
> third of the members have submitted tests. But at least I can try to keep
> motivating them. To join, I can send them an invitation or they can email
> . They have to create a yahoo ID, but
> they don't have to use it; can receive email thru their regular server.
> However, if anyone wants to chat, they can do so through yahoo's chat.
Now
> and then I send an invitation to those I know are interested but haven't
> joined yet. My goodness! The whole world needs prodding!
> >
> > There is a "files" section where we can submit our GEDCOMS. Also there
is
> a "photo" section where we can submit pics of males to see if they look
> alike. Also it has archives. Also it has a polls section.
> >
> > I have two polls going right now. A black person is interested in
joining
> and I thought it would be fun for her brother to be able to tell his
> friends, "I'm Welsh." But to make sure no one caused her any trouble, I
ran
> a poll re. this with the multiple-choice answer being 1. I wouldn't mind.
> 2. I find it fascinating. 3. I would drop out immediately. So far half
> voted for 1 and half for 2. (They remain anonymous, by the way.)
> >
> > My other poll is this: "I have not submitted a DNA test yet
because...."
> >
> > I just cannot afford it. 0 0.00% I don't know a living male cousin with
> the Maddox name. 1 16.67% I know of a possible living male cousin, but am
> afraid he'll make fun of me. 0 0.00% I know a possible living male cousin,
> but don't have time to write or call. 1 16.67% I, my husb/bro/cousin
> doesn't have time to take the test. 0 0.00% I'm interested in other
peoples'
> results only. 0 0.00% I'm interested in DNA but never intended to
> participate. 0 0.00% I know a Maddox cousin/brother/husband, but he just
> doesn't want to do the test. 0 0.00% I'm afraid the results will not
remain
> private. 0 0.00% I don't know enough about DNA yet. 0 0.00% I don't know
> enough about my genealogy yet. 0 0.00% Other 4 66.67%
> >
> > I am quite frustrated because I have no idea what "other" is referring
to.
> Since their answers are anonymous, I sent out a message to our group
asking
> that those who answered "other" would mind telling me what "other" meant
to
> them. No replies.
> >
> > Anyway, I am quite pleased with what yahoo offers for families.
> >
> > Katheryn
> >
> >
> >
> >
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> >
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> go to:
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> >
> >
>
>
>
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