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Subject: Re: [DNA] Family reunion tests
Date: Thu, 8 Jun 2006 12:16:24 EDT
In a message dated 6/8/2006 10:32:42 A.M. Central Daylight Time,
Yelling out publically in the crowd,
"Uncle Joe, why don't you have your ydna measured?" is a tacky thing to do.
Each August, a WEBB Family Reunion is held in E. TN. This is open to all
WEBBs from anywhere -- not just those known to be related to each other. A
large part of what they do is exchange genealogical sources and try to figure
out who is related to whom.
For the last two years, the lady who organizes this reunion has given a
presentation on the DNA Project and made kits available. The first year, she
offered one as a door prize (the winner could choose a historical book instead).
The winner chose the kit and even submitted to having the test done at the
reunion as a demonstration of how easy it is to do the swabs!
Both years, the kits have been snapped up, and we get additional inquiries
after the reunion is over from folks who were there but weren't sure at the
time that they wanted to do it.
Another WEBB reunion in Texas has also made kits available. No pressure is
put on anyone -- it's more like "Here's this neat tool we now have in
genealogy and this is what it has done for me. If you're interested, either come
sign up, or contact us after the reunion."
So I suspect it depends on the scope of the reunion and attitudes of the
reunion attendees whether it would be well received or not.
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