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From: Wilcox Lisa <>
Subject: Re: [DNA] 10 years down the line and I still don't understand
Date: Wed, 24 Nov 2010 09:41:59 -0800
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Hi Michael--

Many postings on this list are incomprehensible to me too.

Ignore them until you need to understand them --many of us do. ;-)

It just takes time to understand.

When people first began testing for genealogical purposes, they did not understand how many markers would be necessary. Especially for folks in the R1b haplogroup!

Many surname project members began with 12, stepped up to 25, and then to 37. Nowadays some project administrators are reduced to begging participants to upgrade to 67 markers. Especially for folks in the R1b haplogroup!

I return to my earlier question: what do you hope to accomplish with your results?


On Nov 24, 2010, at 1:54 AM, Michael & Sue wrote:

> My Thanks to everybody who replied to my original posting.
> Hopefully I have replied everybody who did reply personally, If I have
> missed anybody, my thanks to you also.
> I first subscribed to this list about 8 years ago having had my DNA
> tested in 2001. I have to admit that most if not all of the postings
> went over my head because I just hadn't got a clue what everybody was
> talking about. Being Dyslexic doesn't help. If the manual says if you do
> A and B, you'll get C. But if I don't get C it can take me hours, days
> or possibly months to work it out.
> From the various replies it appears that my Y/DNA 12 marker test was a
> complete waste of money and the Y/DNA 24 marker isn't much better. So I
> would assume that my mtDNA test falls into the same category.
> I see that GeneTree have a Holiday Offer for their 46 marker test but it
> is suggested that the 37 marker test from FTDNA at nearly twice the
> price per marker is the better of the two.
> So I have decided to forget I ever had my DNA tested and write it off to
> experience and will unsubscribe to this list in the next 24 hours.
> My thanks to everybody
> Kind regards
> Michael
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