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From: Vincent Vizachero <>
Subject: Re: [DNA] 23andMe Is Running a Special on the Ancestry Edition
Date: Wed, 10 Mar 2010 13:28:11 -0500
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The frequency with which things are "noted" on this list is not always
a good proxy for the real situation. The reality is that a much
higher proportion of customers at FTDNA are interested in genealogy
than at 23andMe. And they behave accordingly.

For many Relative Finder participants, the effective size of 23andMe's
database is zero since none of their matches have enough interest in
genealogy to reply to emails.

VV


On Mar 10, 2010, at 12:59 PM, Robert Stafford wrote:

> The futility of corresponding with matches from FTDNA's proprietary
> database has been noted many times on this list.


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