Archiver > GENEALOGY-DNA > 2009-10 > 1256388376

From: Jim Bartlett <>
Subject: Re: [DNA] 23andme
Date: Sat, 24 Oct 2009 08:46:16 -0400
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To give you their contact info, and therefor their identity, 23andme
would need to have permission, and they'd have to be very careful. I'd
guess it's too much bother for them - not the business they're in.

But you are related to many people who don't have your same
haplogroup. My 4 grandparents are: E1b1b2a; H3; R1b1b2; T2b6. 4 of my
greatgrandparents will have exactly the same thing, but the other 4
could be almost anything - I'm working on finding out. I do know one
of my gggr parents was Ib2.

I LIKE knowing I'm a mutt - it gives me some built in diversity;>j

Jim - Sent from my iPhone

On Oct 23, 2009, at 10:33 PM, wrote:

> does anyone know why 23andme isn't letting us contact our closer
> relatives? not that we have any real close ones, but it looks like we
> have a small group of 3rd, 4th or 5th cousins, none of which can we
> contact....and it sounds like this is everyone's case right now.
> also, both of us have been contacted by distant cousins who don't
> even have the same haplotype. is there any use in contacting them?
> for Mtdna a Nigerian and U5a (we're both H. H and H7, to be exact),
> and for ydna an I, my husband's an R1b1b2a1a2f. I am under the
> impression that people who have non-matching haplotypes are not
> related-certainly not prior to 20,000 years ago. is there any point
> to sharing data with people of non-matching haplotypes?
> Cornelia
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