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From: Raymond Wing <>
Subject: Re: [DNA] Approval to enter Projects
Date: Sat, 27 Feb 2010 06:01:12 -0800 (PST)
In-Reply-To: <06E4050A5ACA4F21AB8ECC2DE8D9C947@PC>


I believe there is a fundamental difference between the surname projects Diana is talking about and the British Isle Project you are now co-administering.

The difference is the fact (by and large) people are joining the surname project when they are first tested, whereas most people have already been tested (and likely already belong to a surname project) when they make a request to join the British Isles Project.

FT DNA allows surname project administrators the option to choose whether to accept a request to join their project initially (before they get tested). I do not believe regional (or haplogroup) projects have that option once the person has already been tested, and wants to join a regional and/or haplogroup project.

--- On Sat, 2/27/10, Lancaster-Boon <> wrote:

From: Lancaster-Boon <>
Subject: [DNA] Call to participants in ALL geographic andhaplogroupprojects: fill in your ancestry
Date: Saturday, February 27, 2010, 8:06 AM


I think that was quite a well reasoned "rant"! :)

I will be checking the history concerning why we do not have an approval
step. That might help us. In the mean time I have lots of mails to write!

Best Regards

From: "Diana Gale Matthiesen" <>
Subject: Re: [DNA] Call to participants in ALL geographic
andhaplogroupprojects: fill in your ancestry
Date: Sat, 27 Feb 2010 07:19:02 -0500
References: <6CA684698FBC4145B8434B57357D77F7@PC>
In-Reply-To: <6CA684698FBC4145B8434B57357D77F7@PC>


DNA testing is, for most people, an expensive proposition. It's a shame that
the value of that testing can be so diminished by "uninvolved" project
admins and selfish members. And then, of course, there are the projects that
not only don't display earliest ancestor or lineage information, they don't
display results, at all. [Insert rant here.]

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