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From: Charles <>
Subject: Re: [DNA] Tracking kit numbers
Date: Fri, 01 Apr 2005 21:26:45 -0500
References: <REME20050401210200@alum.mit.edu>
In-Reply-To: <REME20050401210200@alum.mit.edu>


John,

I order kit number 577 on 6 March 2001. See this early timeline page for
my Kerchner Surname Project.
http://www.kerchner.com/timeline.htm

Charles Kerchner
http://www.kerchner.com/kerchdna.htm

John Chandler wrote:
> All,
> For the past few years, I've been tracking the numbers of the kits
> I've ordered, as a function of date. Those who get excited about
> milestones like kit #10000 can see such things on my graph, but what
> I find interesting is the trace of events like the slump during the
> backlog crisis or the uptick during the Matching Gift program. For
> real drama, though, nothing beats the burst of orders at the start
> of the Blanchard surname project, followed by the gap while we waited
> for test results. I don't usually advertise this, but the graph is
> posted publicly:
>
> http://homepages.rootsweb.com/~blanch-l/ftdnakit.pdf
>
> Note: the kits before the Fall of 2001 weren't mine -- I queried Peter
> Kincaid and Kevin Duerinck about when they had ordered some of their
> early kits. That brings me to the point of this message: does anyone
> have records of kits that were ordered in the first half of 2001?
> I'd like to fill that gap if possible.
>
> John Chandler


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