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From: Charles <>
Subject: Re: [DNA] Newbie Discouragement--a word of encouragement
Date: Fri, 13 Jun 2003 00:43:02 -0400
Try not to get too discouraged. This can all be overwhelming. There is a
lot to learn. Have you read my free online report and introduction to
Genetics and Genealogy for newbies:
Also visit my Kerchner Surname Y-DNA Project website "success story"
page for examples of what can be done. Seeing success stories may give
you more encouragement to persivere.
I've been at this genealogical research thing (obsession) for 30 years.
And have been using various DNA tools to aide my research for the last
2.5 years. I probably spend 100 hours every two weeks on my various
genealogy efforts and projects. Both here online and out at the local
public library looking up obits on microfilms of old newspapers. :-) So
don't give up. Keep at it.
If you have any questions, please feel free to email me privately and
I'll try to help you.
Read my DNAPrint Log: http://www.kerchner.com/cgi-kerchner/dnaprint.cgi
K Haddad wrote:
> I have been trying to organize DNA testing for my family. While doing so, I subscribed to this site. Perhaps it is too much of a good thing, but it has really discouraged me.
> a. I was gone 1-1/2 days, and when I returned tonight there were 125 messages in my mailbox and 99% were from genealogy-DNA. If I'm gone a week, there's no way my mailbox will be able to handle all those messages.
> b. I do not understand most of what everyone is talking about, so it is nearly a waste of time for me to read your messages.
> I've almost come to the conclusion that it would be a waste of a lot of time trying to contact others of my family name on the internet (I've already spent probably 100 hours doing this) if it is so complicated there are constant questions and comments and people not sure they agree with each other.
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