GENEALOGY-DNA-L ArchivesArchiver > GENEALOGY-DNA > 2006-01 > 1136887433
Subject: Re: [DNA] Out-of-surname matching (was: Assyrian Heritage DNA Project)
Date: Tue, 10 Jan 2006 05:03:53 EST
In a message dated 1/9/2006 10:38:30 PM Central Standard Time,
> Who started the YSearch if it was not FTDNA?
Ybase was the first one open to everyone, although DNAH had not started at
the time of its inception. It was actually pretty innovative, as we all assumed
that keeping data proprietary would be the norm. Some people had expressed a
desire for one, but there was no way to keep one going without a company behind
Once a lot of people started entering data from FTDNA and RG, the advantage
of keeping data proprietary was greatly diminished. We don't really know what
would have happened if Alastair hadn't started it, though.