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From: "James R Carr" <>
Subject: Re: [DNA] Y-STR testing rate slowing down?
Date: Fri, 13 Jan 2006 12:24:29 -0800
CARR-L has dropped way off in the last year.
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Subject: RE: [DNA] Y-STR testing rate slowing down?
> 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
> efforts are becoming more widely accepted. I think that is great.
> Carol writes:
> 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??
> Carol Vass
> Kent, WA
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