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Subject: Re: [DNA] MALLINDER/SWALLOW fam histy -- lab recommendation
Date: Fri, 7 Mar 2003 17:34:22 EST
In a message dated 3/7/03 3:51:42 PM Central Standard Time,
> <<Thou protests too much. You started the name calling, as you are calling
> it, by labeling other folks in this forum "cheerleaders", not I.>>
It was not directed at one person and it has been used before on the forum.
They are in fact cheerleading, since they aren't giving objective opinions.
Everyone has a right to cheerlead, but it is not helpful to those trying to
select a service. However, my posts were clearly not cheerleading. I gave
good points of both and told the person to decide which fits him or her.. I
personally would have been happy with FTDNA. However, other members of my
group were better off with RG. We would have changed if we thought their
results were inaccurate. I wouldn't mind having 36 loci to work with.
<<So your attempts to separate any responsibilities for the problems
experienced with Ancestry.com's test results from Relative Genetics are
If that is so, the law is illogical.
<<The incorrect DYS454 and DYS455 results were received directly from
Relative Genetics personnel and not from Ancestry.com. The problems with them
not following the discoverer's protocols or not being in calibration for
those two markers is with Relative Genetics not Ancestry.com.>>
The results were not incorrect You don't know anything about this field. Yet
you are spouting off. This is something that knowledgeable people should
discuss among themselves.
<<Why are you so sensitive and not recognizing that they had some problems
last year. Why not just accept it and move on. >>
I am the one talking about the present. The queston at hand is whether Jim
has identified a problem at Ancestry or RG.
<<You addressed me specifically and asked me why I prefer FamilyTreeDNA and I
I asked you what you liked about their products. You keep citing their
customer service. I have made it clear that they run their business well.