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From: Robert Davenport <>
Subject: Re: [DNA] Macro vs. Micro View of Genetic Genealogy
Date: Mon, 27 Jun 2005 11:16:38 -0700
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It seems to me, you need 3 lists, one for Y DNA 37 marker people, one for
MtDNA, and one for the SNP people and their haplogroups. They definitely
seem to be three different discussions.

At 07:46 AM 6/27/2005, you wrote:
>I don't know about you, but it seems evident to me that this list has been
>completely taken over by those whose focus is entirely upon the very
>broad-brush picture of ancestry provided by MtDNA studies, as opposed to
>the reason most of us got into genetic genealogy in the first place; i.e.,
>to use Y-DNA data in conjunction with our "paper trail" research to find
>specific ancestors with known names. Whatever happened to that?
>Endless discussions of the technical details of haplotypes that include
>half the people of Europe and endless speculations over which band of
>nameless, faceless paleolithic ancestors migrated to where from where have
>just left me so numb I don't even bother to read the posts on this list
>anymore. How about getting back to the root purpose of surname studies;
>i.e., breaking down brickwalls in conventional research and finding
>connections to specific, known individuals? After you know you're an R1B
>and your ancestors migrated out of Africa and across the Eurasian
>continent, what else is there to know about them? Will I ever know their
>names? No. Will I ever know anything about how they lived their individual
>lives? Only to the extent that archaeology can provide any evidence of
>specific settlements.
>Am I the only one who feels the need for a separate list for those of us
>who run surname studies, or participate in them, and whose focus is upon
>establishing links between ancestors who lived in historical times?
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