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From: steven perkins <>
Subject: Re: [DNA] Bringing Enlightenment to the Natives
Date: Mon, 6 Dec 2010 19:32:25 -0500
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Why not use DNAHeritage? I've tested with them as well as FTDNA. I
have my surname projects at FTDNA since I'm one of those criminally
descended Americans ;^)

Steven C. Perkins

On Mon, Dec 6, 2010 at 5:47 PM, <> wrote:
> Larry
> Ethnoancestry is not really a  viable proposition for hosting a surname
> project. They now only focus on deep  ancestry testing. There are no project
> management facilities and it would be  prohibitively expense to host a project
> there.
> Most of us "natives"  really don't mind sending our DNA off to a foreign
> country, especially one as  civilised as America! It is a subject that does
> come up from time to time,  however. Most people, given the choice, prefer to
> use the services of a company  in their home country. The now defunct
> UK-company Family Genetics, based in  Manchester, played on these fears with their
> slogan "Keep your DNA in the UK".  If you do test with an overseas company
> it does make communications more  difficult. FTDNA are very good at
> communicating by e-mail but it's not the same  as being able to pick up the phone if
> you have something that needs sorting  out.
> A DNA test is still quite an investment and people are naturally  cautious
> about spending a sizeable sum of money on the internet. There was even
> someone I came across on another forum who plugged in the address of all the
> testing companies into Google Maps. He was desperately hoping to order from a
> British company, but was put off DNA Heritage after discovering on Google
> Maps  that their "address" in the UK is a private house! He's now planning to
> come to  Who do you think you are? Live in London in February where perhaps
> the chance to  meet the people behind Family Tree DNA will help to put his
> mind at  rest.
> Debbie Kennett
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