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From: "Phil Goff" <>
Subject: Re: [DNA] Non-paternity
Date: Fri, 20 May 2005 07:51:54 -0400
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Yes, while the creation of lists of the largest surname projects makes for
interesting reading, I submit that it would be more meaningful to know which
projects have deduced the earliest ancestral haplotype with the fewest

Phil Goff

----- Original Message -----
From: "Robert Stafford" <>
To: <>
Sent: Friday, May 20, 2005 7:02 AM
Subject: Re: [DNA] Non-paternity

> It sounds if project members are putting the cart before the horse. Using
> family (top-down) genealogies to target donors is the most efficient way
> to uncover useful genealogical evidence. In fact, most projects that don't
> use them do little more than establish groups of related people. That is
> fine, if that is the goal. However, a typical genealogists wants to
> establish or corroborate connections in a family tree. I have heard many
> ask, "Is that all there is?" about their participation in such projects.
> Bob Stafford
> Earl Beaty <> wrote:
> I don't undertake to do any of the wide-scale genealogical research, and
> others are doing it as fast as they can, using their own focus. We now
> have many testees who are not related to any of the other men tested. Some
> quickly lost interest in the whole
> proceeding.

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