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From: "Phil Goff" <>
Subject: Re: [DNA] Over 40,000 at FTDNA
Date: Mon, 11 Jul 2005 21:43:51 -0500
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I should have said two (rather than three) to four may never be returned.
One was a prank. The other was an older gentleman, living with his son, who
was approached by a sponsor. There was agreement on taking the test, but it
was never returned. After a couple of followups, the son told the sponsor to
leave them alone and then hung up the telephone! The other two potential
participants have fallen silent. I remind them every month or two that their
kits have not yet been received. One hinted at money problems. Being an
optimist, I won't give up until the participant says to stop. As such, I
suspect my kit failure rate will ultimately prove to be closer to 10%.
Thanks for the encouragement.
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Some took a lot of gentle reminding over several weeks to get it done. But
in the end they all did it.