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From: Vince Tilroe <>
Subject: Re: [DNA] FTDNA will introduce Family Finder
Date: Wed, 17 Feb 2010 17:52:49 -0700
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It appears to me that this will mainly offer the market a competing option
against 23andMe's Ancestry Edition at a significantly lower price point,
while providing access (and perhaps discounts) to other FTDNA products.
There doesn't seem to be any particular cost advantage to those that are
already customers of both FTDNA and 23andMe.

It may be that this is also a reaction to autosomal study groups such as the
Mennonite/Anabaptist Project currently underway at 23andMe - FTDNA already
has administrative tools for group projects available, while 23andMe seems
to be going nowhere fast.

Vince T.

On 17 February 2010 16:27, Mike <> wrote:

> >From a purely economical standpoint, if someone already has their 23andMe
> ancestrial information and has opted into their RF, what is it that FTNDA's
> FF will do for them that could possibly justify spending $[[$$$]] -
> especially if FTNDA's results will not include Y & mt DNA chromosomes.
> Mike Z.
> ----- Original Message -----
> From: Terry Barton
> To:
> Sent: Wednesday, February 17, 2010 15:19 PM
> Subject: [DNA] FTDNA will introduce Family Finder
> I have gotten a flurry of questions about this test, so I have posted my
> understanding on my blog. (based on 4 "Complete Edition" tests at 23andMe,
> FTDNA's info releases, a couple of conversations with FTDNA, two Beta tests
> on order and a little supposition)
> Terry Barton
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