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From: Bonnie Schrack <>
Subject: Re: [DNA] DNA and Ancestry.com (for Bonnie)
Date: Sat, 15 Sep 2007 12:22:25 -0400
I askd, and Ann Turner answered:
>> > And what do you think -- could this be the arrangement we have been hoping
>> > SMGF would work out for so long, to allow people to contact one another?
>> > Maybe they're now asking anyone who has donated DNA to SMGF whether they would
>> > be willing to be contacted, and if they are, adding them to this database.
>> > Has anyone on the list been an SMGF donor, and have you shown up at Ancestry
>> > like that? If this has already been discussed, I apologize, as I'm not able
>> > to follow the list very closely these days.
> There's no connection between the SMGF database and Ancestry.com. All the
> data now appearing at Ancestry originated from Relative Genetics (paying
> customers or users of their database, who created records manually) or from people who
> created new records at Ancestry. In the opening days, a few people
> transferred their FTDNA data in an automated fashion, but that method caused a giant
> flap because it required giving the password to the FTDNA account.
> Ann Turner
So, Ann, you are absolutely 100% positive that a person who has been
tested through SMGF cannot give permission or request to have their DNA
test results added to this database at Ancestry? Can they *manually*
enter their results, perhaps, if they are already an Ancestry
customer? Wouldn't that be a possible explanation?
Otherwise, is your explanation for this person's presence in the
Ancestry database that he had tested separately through RG? If so, why
did I not find that match when I searched the RG database earlier this year?
BTW, I have not received an answer yet -- hope he will respond! I
suppose it was a little bold of me to tell him that I'd traced his
ancestry back to Switzerland, but I hope as a genealogist who is
interested in finding relatives and matches, he will be interested in
getting in touch.
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