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Subject: RE: [DNA] Y-STR testing rate slowing down?
Date: Fri, 13 Jan 2006 16:44:50 +0000
Terry Barton writes:
My sense is that awareness of the value of DNA testing to genealogy
continues to spread in the general population and that our genetic genealogy
efforts are becoming more widely accepted. I think that is great.
Terry, I can't agree with you more about how valuableDNA testing has become to the wonderful world of genealogy. I think that DNA testing IS becomming more and more accepted, but I am wondering if the interest in 'traditional' genealogy is on the wane. Like a perfect fool, I am researching EVERY known direct ancestor that I can identify. I have 391 'direct' ancestors identified to date -- not including some 20-30 that I don't feel are well documented. That's a lot of surnames to follow. On virtually every surname that I am interested in, there has been a noticeable fall off in postings to forums like GenForum or rootsweb. [I don't access the ancestry.com message boards, so I can't speak to their level of activity.] It is just my observation in all of surnames that I am interested in that over the past two years or so, the kind of white-hot interest in genealogy that was palpable about five to eight years ago has significantly diminished. This would ultimately affect!
DNA testing, if I'm right. Do others have this same impression??
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