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From: "Alister John Marsh" <>
Subject: [DNA] Are 67 marker tests being adequately promoted by ProjectAdministrators?
Date: Mon, 9 Jul 2007 14:07:08 +1200
I have some "slightly nearish" matches for my Y-DNA from a number of
different surnames, I suspect linked prior to use of surnames have been
used. My interest is in trying to trace origins of my Y-DNA line prior to
1066. As I have some distinctive markers in the 38-67 set, I have been
waiting for some of these other families to test those markers. I notice
that many of these surnames are slow to take up testing 38-67 markers. I
wonder if some surname project administrators have not been promoting the 67
marker tests very strongly?
I was myself slow to promote 67 markers. However, I have found that several
families in my project have some very distinctive slow mutating markers in
the 38-67 set. I think it would be useful to consider getting at least one
member of larger family groups tested on 67 markers, as it might reveal some
useful information on the slower markers in the 38-67 set. Perhaps
something for project administrators to think about?
Some time ago I sent out a newsletter to all participants in my project, and
suggested that those who could afford it consider upgrading to 67 markers.
There has not been a "rush" to upgrade, but a few did respond however, and I
now have 67 markers for at least one member of a number of families, and
this is helpful.
The "Bulk Email Members" facility on the FTDNA Project Administrators page
is very useful. If Project Administrators have not used that Bulk Email
facility, perhaps they should take a look at it.
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