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From: Robert Fraser Andrews <>
Subject: Re: [DNA] Enough is Enough: This is not Genetic Genealogy
Date: Sat, 02 Mar 2002 12:55:17 -0500
Well said Ron. I too am here for the long run. I dump a lot of messages via
the trash can,
but I do get lots of information. I too send messages off-list to people. I
do not care what a persons religion is or any information on a religion.
I'm here for information on DNA. I will say this however, the local LDS
genealogy library and the folks that run it have been very kind to me. I
have gained much information and never been asked for anything in return.
At 09:12 AM 3/2/02 -0800, you wrote:
>The Genealogy-DNA List has served many of us very well. It was my best
>source, in December 2000, in initially learning more about the impact of
>genetics on genealogy when I knew so little on the subject. I chose to
>take many of my questions off-List, directly to the previous contributor,
>because I felt it was not appropriate to involve the many serious
>"students" on the List with my elementary and somewhat off-topic
>questions. I never found a person that I went to with a question who did
>not spend considerable time in their responses to me. There are many very
>skilled and considerate people on this List. I still consider myself a
>neophyte is this sophisticated yet fascinating world of genetics.
>Over the past several months I have been very occupied with the details of
>my surname DNA Project. Thus I have not contributed to this List. In the
>interest of keeping up with the ideas and developments in "DNA Genealogy"
>I have continued my subscription. In the process I have become a bit
>perplexed about the deteriorating quality of an increasing amount of the
>dialog found on this List.
>Even though the purpose of the Genealogy-DNA List has been stated and
>restated, It appears that a number of people have chosen and even at times
>insist upon making the topics of the List what they want them to be. The
>"right of freedom of speech" is not the issue here. It simply involves
>respect for a forum or gathering of people who want to learn and share
>about a structured subject which is defined as nothing more than "Genetics
>as it applies to genealogy". No one subscribed to this List to hear views
>about religion, petty grievances, and disturbing personal attacks on
>individuals. As a society we have all contributed in some way to
>establishing the rules that help us all to live in harmony. The planet
>nor this List were created for any one individual, but for all of us to
>enjoy. The earth nor this List deserves the abuse it is getting.
>On the Genealogy-DNA List we are fortunate in having a very skilled and
>extremely tolerant List Administrator. We also have many very skilled
>subscribers who have contributed much to our education on these
>matters. I would hope that we could return this List to the place it once
>held in many of our daily lives. The zealots will not chase me off this
>List. They simply require me to delete more responses that I never open
>or read. Nonetheless, it does bother me to see quite a few people,
>seeking to learn, subscribe to the List and then quickly leave in
>disgust. The last one left this morning when she became offended by
>inappropriate remarks about her religion that originated from of all
>places, the Genealogy-DNA List.
>I promise the List Administrator I will not respond nor participate in
>this type of off-topic thread in the future.
>San Jose, CA
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