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From: "Susan Clark" <>
Subject: Re: Announcing the new Clark(e) DNA Project web page
Date: Sun, 15 Jan 2006 10:55:11 -0500
First of all, apologies. I just sent off this message without typing anything in it.
Welcome, Lea, and thank you for taking over as administrator. I haven't been participating very long, but I want to thank Harold and Suzanne, and Linda also, for putting in the effort to start and maintain this project thus far.
I, for one, would find unified trees very useful. As the number of participants grows, it will be helpful to have a visual guide to who is related to whom, and at what level. My husband seems to be an anomaly -- descended from northern Clarks but matching by 12 markers several of the southern Clarks. I plan to order a 35 marker test in the near future, to try to get more information.
----- Original Message -----
From: Lea Dowd
To: "Lea L. Dowd (Business Fax)"@spamarrest.com ; 'Linda Sparks Starr' ; Harold Johnson
Sent: Friday, January 13, 2006 9:21 AM
Subject: Announcing the new Clark(e) DNA Project web page
Good morning. My name is Lea Dowd. After years of wonderful service to this group, Harold Johnson and Suzanne Johnston have passed the gauntlet. I aspire to be able to live up to the standards that they have set. I am sure all of us want to thank them for the Project that they started and supported so well. Linda Sparks Starr will thankfully remain as the Research Coordinator.
We are starting a new year with a new website at http://www.htmlsd. We would appreciate input from all of you as to the direction that we should go to meet your needs. Please check the website to make sure that we have your pedigrees and information correctly. I am not perfect, but do want to make this as perfect as possible.
The biggest change is the way the material has been presented as "Groups". The DNA results have been wonderful in sorting out different groups. These groups have been placed together with like participants who match exactly at the 12 marker point or show a one-step mutation. This gives the closest relationship for connection in this country. As with everything, there is no absolute, so some groups do have 2 step mutations listed. A couple of groups are separated, but probably do have a common ancestor much earlier on. Time and more participants will probably hold a wealth of information for the groups.
In the meantime, it has been suggested to place this disclaimer on the pertinent pages:
"When reading genealogies presented, it is important to remember that this is a work in progress. The genealogies utilized were submitted by the participants, and no attempt has been made to consolidate them into unified trees. Please contact the submitters for additional data, comments or corrections."
Does the group want to work on consolidating these pedigrees? What else would you like to see available? I ask one favor. When writing to me, please place your kit number somewhere in the message or subject line. We have several people with the same names and this will help avoid confusion on my part.
Thank you all for your joining and supporting this project. If you do not wish to remain on this mailing list, please let me know and I will remove your name.
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