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From: "Gary Rea" <>
Subject: Re: [DNA] Macro vs. Micro View of Genetic Genealogy
Date: Mon, 27 Jun 2005 19:02:15 -0500
References: <410-22005612720267531@earthlink.net>


Ernie, when I said it was "new," I was being sarcastic. If you won't switch
to digest mode, then quit your bitching about how many emails you're
receiving. You're the one who chose to receive them; no one forces you to do
so.

Gary


----- Original Message -----
From: "ernest hurst" <>
To: <>
Sent: Monday, June 27, 2005 3:26 PM
Subject: Re: [DNA] Macro vs. Micro View of Genetic Genealogy


> Digest mode certainly isn't new & when I get so feeble or lazy that I
> can't
> operate the delete key, I'll just unsubscribe.
>
> Ernie Hurst
>
>
>> [Original Message]
>> From: Gary Rea <>
>> To: <>
>> Date: 6/27/2005 2:38:54 PM
>> Subject: Re: [DNA] Macro vs. Micro View of Genetic Genealogy
>>
>> Ernie, as I was saying to David, there is this new thing called a digest.
>> It'll save your finger some work. ;)
>>
>> Gary
>>
>> ----- Original Message -----
>> From: "ernest hurst" <>
>> To: <>
>> Sent: Monday, June 27, 2005 10:32 AM
>> Subject: Re: [DNA] Macro vs. Micro View of Genetic Genealogy
>>
>>
>> > Well said! My delete key works just fine & gets a lot of use. I have,
>> > or
>> > might have, *some* interest in all of the subjects discussed & would
>> > prefer
>> > that I have the option to read or delete.
>> >
>> > Ernie Hurst
>> >
>> >
>> >> [Original Message]
>> >> From: David M. Lawrence <>
>> >> To: <>
>> >> Date: 6/27/2005 11:15:33 AM
>> >> Subject: Re: [DNA] Macro vs. Micro View of Genetic Genealogy
>> >>
>> >> It's simple. Read the messages you're interested in and ignore the
>> >> rest. I do it all the time.
>> >>
>> >> There's no need to split the list. The only problem here are people
>> >> insisting "my way or the highway."
>> >>
>> >> I've seen lists split by people who cannot see beyond their own nose.
>> >> What happens is that people end up subscribing to both lists for
> awhile,
>> >> getting twice the number of messages that they used to as people
>> >> legitimately cross-post to both lists. Eventually the new list
>> >> withers
>> >> as the bombthrower who started it inevitably loses control of his
>> >> "vision" and in turn loses interest in the list that he founded.
>> >>
>> >> I am an extrememly busy person who gets hundreds of e-mails each day.
> I
>> >> take responsibility for my e-mail "workload" and trim it down as
>> >> necessary with that magical delete button.
>> >>
>> >> Those of you who run surname studies can learn alot from the
> big-picture
>> >> people, and they, in turn, can learn a lot from you. It would be a
>> >> shame to see selfishness -- that is what it is -- destroy a wonderful
>> >> vehicle for communication among everyone interested in the various
>> >> aspects of genetic genealogy.
>> >>
>> >> Later,
>> >>
>> >> Dave
>> >>
>> >> Gary Rea 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?
>> >> >
>> >> > Gary
>> >> >
>> >> >
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