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From: "Alister John Marsh" <>
Subject: Re: [DNA] Does anyone think they still own their group?
Date: Thu, 1 Mar 2012 14:03:25 +1300
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You could be right.

For the present at least, I will still not make my FTDNA project open
access, as that would lose me some of the control I feel I need to best
serve participants of the project.

If FTDNA wanted to support project administrators, and help them to get more
tests referred to FTDNA, it might be a solution if the FTDNA/ My Heritage
interconnection software more readily showed My Heritage customers that a
strong Y-DNA surname project was running for their surname, which would help
them if they joined.

If FTDNA are trying to make projects invisible if they are not open access,
it does not serve to encourage more people to test at FTDNA. Perhaps FTDNA
have just not been aware of this quirk in the way their interconnection
software works.


-----Original Message-----
From: Bob May
Sent: Thursday, March 01, 2012 12:43 PM
Subject: Re: [DNA] Does anyone think they still own their group?

It would seem then that for the stats side on MyHeritage you need that one
page of the free site

DNA Projects I2*, ISOGG new I2b, I2c HG & Tyler Surname and ISOGG YTree
A Fair Deal for Members of the Defence and Ex Service Community.
The march to CANBERRA has begun. Will YOU join us?

It also slightly concerned me that My Heritage list the Marsh Project as
zero participants, but FTDNA list it as over 100, and in total it has over
180. It did cross my mind that persons entering the system via My Heritage
would think that no Marsh project existed, and would not seek to join. Or
as you note, there might be a risk of a competing project being started,
perhaps under a different variant of your surname.


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