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From: Robert Stafford <>
Subject: Re: [DNA] 23andMe Is Running a Special on the Ancestry Edition
Date: Wed, 10 Mar 2010 11:59:23 -0600
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The futility of corresponding with matches from FTDNA's proprietary
database has been noted many times on this list.


On Wed, Mar 10, 2010 at 10:43 AM, Marleen Van Horne <> wrote:

> I disagree.
> 23andMe may have the largest autosomal database, today, but it does a
> genealogist no good when the people in that database have no interest in
> genealogy and do not reply to requests for contact.
> The people who subscribe to FTDNA's Family Finder ARE genealogists.
> They are subscribing to find matches. Within a very short time, the
> FTDNA autosomal database will match or exceed that of 23andMe, and the
> people in the FTDNA autosomal database will respond.
> Marleen Van Horne
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