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From: "Ken Nordtvedt" <>
Subject: Re: [DNA] New FTDNA Project Format
Date: Sat, 13 Nov 2010 16:45:10 -0700
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Yes, I sure wish the universe revolved around us data miners.

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From: "Irish III DNA" <>
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Sent: Saturday, November 13, 2010 4:35 PM
Subject: Re: [DNA] New FTDNA Project Format

> Ken wrote:-
> Anyone know the reason for and advantages from combining 385a and 385b,
> etc. into single data box entries in the new FTDNA Projects
> format? It does throw another obstacle in the way of transfering
> haplotypes into private excel databases.
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> At the time we were complaining that these markers (and DYS459, DYS464
> etc) were converting to dates when imported into Excel, FTDNA
> responded that they often had 6 or 8 markers at DYS464, for instance and
> so they were using this "new" method for storing
> multi-value markers in their database and also displaying them this way
> too. Certainly makes it harder for data-mining. Advantage
> clearly was at their end only.
> Dennis
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