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From: "Kay Martin" <>
Subject: Re: [DNA] Newbie Discouragement
Date: Fri, 13 Jun 2003 00:36:58 -0500
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Hi Katheryn,

This list still overwhelms me too and I've been here a few months at least, but it's amazing how reading this list and seemingly not understanding much of what is said, still has made me feel more comfortable with DNA. I realize that I am absorbing enough that it's given me some hope of learning more. There ARE a lot of posts. If your going to be away from home for a week, I would suggest unsubscribing before you leave and then resubbing when you get home.

I've found everyone extremely helpful when I've ask a question on the list. These folks are very knowledgeable, but their nice too. I hope you'll stick with us!


----- Original Message -----
From: K Haddad
Sent: Thursday, June 12, 2003 11:17 PM
Subject: [DNA] Newbie Discouragement

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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