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Subject: Re: [DNA] new German/Deutsch projects
Date: Tue, 11 Oct 2005 06:07:39 EDT
In a message dated 10/11/2005 1:10:30 AM Eastern Standard Time,
Hmmmh! Just saw that time line stuff and the emails you had with
Bennett, etc., in your message. Don't know what you are implying or
intended in posting the messages and time line you posted.
I've been thinking of starting a broader based Deutsch project for
months for those who didn't qualify for my PA Deutsch Project. If you
are implying that someone at FTDNA tipped me off, etc., that is not the
case. It was a pure coincidence that we both applied on the same day.
For the record, I discussed my new Colonial Deutsch project before in
other communications with people who wanted to join my PA Deutsch
Project but could not meet the restrictive and specialized focus of that
project. The latest was in a private email with Dale Reddick on the 6th
of October. And on the 9th I posted this public message on the DNA list
in answer to Dale telling Dale I was still thinking about doing it.
It was simply a coincidence that this happened. Looks like we both were
thinking along the same lines. Where there is a need someone eventually
fills the void. Now it appears two people stepped forward on the same
day. The projects more the merrier, imo. The internet is big enough for
two more projects. :-)
I'm a contributor not an inhibitor.
You are welcome to join my project if you wish. And if you continue with
your German project I will help you anyway I can.
Synergy at work.
Charles and list (and those that have commented on the issue of a German
flavored geographic project)
Thanks for commenting... all of you. I just read afew of the associated
emails early Tuesday morning and appreciate all of them. I think some good
questions were brought up about why have a project and Charles and some others have
given some reasons to have one in my opinion. It would be a going forward
experience and modifications can be made as needed to design a site so it is as
helpful as possible to those seeking help in a specific area.
Some people are already seeking to join Charles project or have joined and
I feel good about that as now they have a place with an experienced
Deutsch-German researcher and DNA administrator. One person sent a nice email to the
list asking to join the one I mentioned but I yet have not had time to fully
launch it. Right now it is in "limbo". I am now trying to figure out what to do
and I don't know how Bennett would "undo" my German one but I suspect he could
Let me try and clarify as I see it why there appear two similar choices on
the same day. Charles had his idea in progress on the same day and previous to
my idea most likely. I did not realize he was going to launch that project
and right now he has invited me to join it and it sounds like it meets my goals.
Part of previous email I sent out was to try to show how the two new
projects appeared at virtually the same time. As Charles pointed out he did not know
I was going to do it ( my decision was made yesterday after emailing Bennett)
and I did not realize Charles was going to start one that maybe I could join.
As someone said in recent post I am looking for more examples of say my
C3 haplogroup in Germany early ancestry and examples of various haplotypes
and haplogroups in clustered areas in Germany early. One of my other thoughts
was to allow/encourage living European Germans to join the project and
contribute their German DNA. Yes we may get a fairly wide distribution of haplogroups
and at first may see not much of a pattern, but later as more join maybe some
patterns will show up.
So again I will try to contact Charles off list directly and discuss this
before launching or deleting my particular German project. I would also have to
contact Bennett if I decide to delete my project and see what he says and
will do about it. In the mean time I appreciate all the list comments and I
encourage others with a German DNA research desire to join Charles project.
Hopefully we can get this resolved shortly within a few days at least and at this
point personally I still wish to be a part of a German early ancestry project and
have a chance to see down the road what it can accomplish. We must be willing
to try something in order for us to know what can be accomplished. It it does
not seem to help a lot later then at least we tried .
As Dianna and Charles and others have pointed out I would first encourage
others to join their surname project if one exists or start one if one doesn't
exist. Then for their second choice maybe those with German roots would be
able to join a German focused one if they desire
By the way someone sent and email encouraging joining ISOGG group and I had
already requested to join and have received an invite email to join that
group so will try to finish responding back and selecting the join button they
sent to me. Thanks!
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