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Subject: Re: [DNA] Public vs Private
Date: Fri, 7 Nov 2003 21:42:10 EST


In a message dated 11/7/2003 6:23:29 PM Pacific Standard Time,
writes:
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What am I missing? Why would one not make those results
public in hopes of finding matches?

I understand comparing them to the surname group, but wouldn't the database
be a possible information source as well?
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If you are of a common Haplogroup, you can have hundreds of exact matches
with other surnames, which could be very confusing to a person who is new at this
game. The administrator of the group project can be inundated with email
from participants with questions about the matches. It is better to, at least,
start out as private and then open them when more is understood about outside
matches.

Julia French Wood


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