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From: "Paul Drake" <>
Subject: Re: [DNA] Re: Halotype Analysis Cautions (and Some SNP Considerations)
Date: Sun, 20 Mar 2005 21:01:20 -0600
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I might suggest, John, that the findings of such tests serve often to eliminate family lines which otherwise we might spend valuable research time in trying to make a connection to our own paper chased lines. Paul
----- Original Message -----
From: John A. Blair
Sent: Sunday, March 20, 2005 8:53 PM
Subject: [DNA] Re: Halotype Analysis Cautions (and Some SNP Considerations)


I can tell why I will NOT waste my money SNP testing. I am interested in
convention GENEALOGICAL research, within the time frame of surnames, NOT
ANTHROPOLOGY. SNP testing may be useful for those interested in
anthropology, but so far NO ONE has shown me where SNP testing provides the
slightest bit of useful information for those doing convention GENEALOGICAL
research. When someone DOES show me the benefit of SNP testing in helping
me relate to another Blair 300 or 400 years ago, then a might consider SNP
testing. Until then I will invest my "couple of hundred bucks" in something
that WILL help me with my GENEALOGICAL research.
John A. Blair
Goffstown NH
BLAIR DNA Project Coordinator

>Other than saving a couple of hundred bucks, I can't imagine why anyone
>with would refrain from SNP testing after all the time, money, & effort
>that has been invested in STR testing.

>Pat Tagert

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