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From: "Allan S. Gleason" <>
Subject: Re: [DNA] Stumbling Blocks in Study
Date: Mon, 12 Nov 2001 23:04:34 -0800
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You didn't say that in your first post - but then we have lurkers who may be
interested so nothing is wasted.
Anyway, sounds like you not only have motivation, a solution and plenty of advice!
Even though Orin is supposed to be programming his damned computer not wasting his
time on this list!
Why don't you go ahead, buy that dress and go out to dinner anyway!
Lisa Simms wrote:
> For me. I'm paying for a documented descendant to submit his DNA. My
> brother is the last of my line with no children and no hope for such...but
> I've got others (it's a man's world) to test whom I don't know quite as
> well. A match would find that generational jump which lacks paper.
> Personally, DNA is the perfect answer.
> For others who have a nice paper trail, participating in a DNA study is
> redundant. It's this concept that's expressed in my query and that's where
> I need help.
> Thanks for your lengthy response. You made my day. Will take your good
> >Tell me this, Lisa. Why would you be willing to fork over your hard earned
> >money to get a DNA fingerprint? What would you get out of it? What would you
> >get out of it if your group were to participate with you? What would you
> >learn about yourself and your ancestors that you don't already know? Are you
> >aware of the limitations of DNA tests. Are you aware that being female, you
> >have to have a brother or male cousin represent you for surname type
> >genealogical studies? Are you aware that mtDNA tests are virtually useless
> >for traditional genealogy - in this case it really is a "man's world"!
> >I think that if you can answer these questions with good reasons, I think
> >you'll be able to convince your family group to participate. As far as cost
> >is concerned if your group is reasonabley large perhaps you could select a
> >minimum number of donors who might answer your genealogical questions and
> >spread the cost over the entire group. Privacy? The privacy argument is
> >primarily an indication that they don't want to bother. Just like when I'm
> >invited to go somewhere or do something I tell them that my wife won't let me.
> >If you can't answer those questions with a well defined need, I suggest that
> >you go out, buy a new dress and take yourself and a friend - even a husband
> >who doesn't get to do anything - out to dinner.
> >Lisa Simms wrote:
> >> I've posed the possibility of a DNA study to a group and received the
> >> following response from a valued "documented" descendant:
> >> > It sounded interesting until you got to this part [the price]. I am not
> >> >that interested in proving what I know. Kinda takes the mystery and fun
> >> >out of it too. I am also concerned about such "databases" as another
> >> >future invasion of privacy and future loss of our freedoms.
> >> Your thoughts appreciated.
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