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From: Robert Stafford <>
Subject: Re: [DNA] 23andMe Is Running a Special on the Ancestry Edition
Date: Wed, 10 Mar 2010 13:36:36 -0600
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It is much larger than I thought.

I just checked and have 382 matches, but none closer than predicted 4th
cousins.

Bob Stafford

On Wed, Mar 10, 2010 at 12:31 PM, Larry Vick <> wrote:

> Bob,
>
> The 23andMe database is over 35K. FTDNA could grow its database rapidly
> (if it has the processing capability) by allowing free transfers. Free
> transfers would allow FTDNA to grow its database. What I am not clear about
> is whether the 23andMe raw data has enough coverage for the Family Finder
> matching to be reasonably comprehensive. Maybe a Family Finder beta tester
> could tell us if a head-to-head comparison has been made.
>
> Regards,
>
> Larry
>
>
>
>
> ________________________________
> From: Robert Stafford <>
> To:
> Sent: Wed, March 10, 2010 1:03:58 PM
> Subject: Re: [DNA] 23andMe Is Running a Special on the Ancestry Edition
>
> How may records are in it?
>
> Bob Stafford
>
> On Wed, Mar 10, 2010 at 10:48 AM, Vincent Vizachero
> <>wrote:
>
> >
> > The effective size of 23andMe's autosomal database is absolutely tiny
> > for people interested in genealogical connections.
>
>
>
>
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