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From: Betty Jane Hawes <>
Subject: Re: [DNA] 23andMe Is Running a Special on the Ancestry Edition
Date: Wed, 10 Mar 2010 12:10:08 -0800 (PST)
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Hi ; Re FTDNA mito / HVR1 & 2 matches ,I ve had only one instance ,and that was ages ago, of a non-response

Every other response was informative & courteous.  B.J.Hawes...

----- Original Message ----
From: Robert Stafford <>
To:
Sent: Wed, March 10, 2010 12:59:23 PM
Subject: Re: [DNA] 23andMe Is Running a Special on the Ancestry Edition

Marlene,

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

Bob


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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