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From: "Alastair Greenshields" <>
Subject: Re: [DNA] Ybase now officially Live
Date: Wed, 23 Oct 2002 22:09:18 +0100
DNA Heritage is a new UK-based testing company but is still under wraps, yet
to be formally launched.
The Ybase database is designed as an entirely standalone site, and will
remain at www.ybase.org. There was an obvious need for such a database as
it is only possible to be in or search the databases of the various DNA
companies if you were actually tested by them. This way, there is the
potential for the database to be far larger and therefore benefit the
DNA/Genealogy community as whole.
As far as links to DNA Heritage go, there will be just be a small web-link
to DNA Heritage and a low-volume joint mailing list (which one would have to
opt in to join under the UK Data Protection Act). DNA Heritage does of
course benefit from some pre-exposure via the Ybase site. As a DNA Heritage
customer, you would not automatically be added to the site, although there
will be a web-link from the DNA Heritage site to Ybase if customers wished
to do so.
Ybase was brought on-line first due to popular demand and need. It was
originally planned to hold it all under the DNA Heritage site, but this
would probably only reach certain customers and be of little use to anyone -
this way, it is more accessible and is more useful for people trying to
connect with their Y-chromosome relatives.
DNA Heritage will be launched as soon as it is ready and running smoothly
(but not before - I am a great believer in trialling everything first).
Apart from that, Ybase will remain standalone and freely available to
Hope this answers your question/concerns and doesn't sound too much like
I hope, if you do decide to submit your details, that the RETURN error of
your last letter doesn't occur again. There were a few similar bugs but
hopefully they've all been ironed out.
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