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From: "Andrew" <>
Subject: Re: [DNA] Surname Database at Relative Genetics
Date: Mon, 25 Feb 2002 22:28:19 -0500
References: <firstname.lastname@example.org> <email@example.com>
> >Don't forget DeCode Genetics (the Icelandic company)
> Granted that is an interesting collection, but how many outside of Iceland
> are related to those who live in Iceland other than possibly through some
> distant scandinavian ancestor.
True, but their database is very cool and comprehensive.
> >Lets hope they re-contact the submitters, and don't just start selling
> They aren't selling the names. At most they will be conveying to the new
> subjects information about the surnames that match their DNA patterns.
> Same thing Oxford and FamilyTreeDNA are doing. We can hope at some
> juncture down the road they all get together and pool the information for
> the general good of genealogy research. It isn't going to happen for some
> years and it will only happen when they no longer see an financial benefit
> to maintaining proprietary databases.
I think we better create an online database of volunteers infornmation (Gen
& DNA) instead of waiting for that to happen. Do you think GenWeb would
fund and help with such a project?
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