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From: "Nancy Custer" <>
Subject: RE: [DNA] New Group Administrator Questions
Date: Thu, 28 Oct 2004 13:29:11 -0700
You're preaching to the choir:)
Sent: Thursday, October 28, 2004 1:07 PM
Subject: Re: [DNA] New Group Administrator Questions
In a message dated 10/28/04 12:40:38 AM Pacific Daylight Time,
As a new group administrator awaiting our first Tipton results, I have some
questions. I know that some surname projects just list participants by
their kit numbers. Others include names and email addresses. Of course,
the latter is easier for contact purposes, but have any of you had privacy
problems with this method?
I really can't understand why people who do genealogy research want to
conceal their identity. Does that make sense? Am I missing something?
I can understand them wanting to avoid having a spammer collect their email
address. That makes sense. But a genealogist being afraid of associating
their name, email address, and a few numbers derived from their DNA is
incomprehensible. You can get more personal information about most people
them up in the local telephone book.
Or you can Google their name and frequently find something. I just Googled
my home phone number and got 22 hits. (That is a little higher than normal
because we use our home phone for a music related business .) But if you
about it, a person's phone number reveals a lot more personal info about
than 37 DYS allies do.
Grant Johnston, Chico, CA
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