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From: "Diana Gale Matthiesen" <>
Subject: Re: [DNA] Help with SAYRE Y-DNA research, Please
Date: Sat, 8 Jan 2011 09:58:03 -0500
Just when I said I wouldn't debate you, I decided to go visit FamilyBuilder...
Here is FamilyBuilder's:
And here is FamilyTreeDNA's:
Please note the association of FamilyBuilder with Facebook and other social
I would be very hesitant to recommend anyone join Facebook, much less tie their
DNA test results and genealogy to a Facebook account. That is a personal
decision, of course, and this list is not the place to debate privacy issues at
Facebook, but anyone joining Facebook needs to be aware that is has *serious*
privacy issues. A Google search will give you plenty of hits on the topic, but
do not miss this one. It says a lot about who Mark Zuckerberg is:
I would not trust this man to take out my garbage.
Privacy aside, FamilyBuilder does have a cheap test, but you get what you pay
for because it's only 17 markers. There are very few situations where 17
markers are enough.
Back to Mr. Sayre... He already has a 67-marker test pending at FTDNA. There's
no reason for him to be tested elsewhere, and given that he has been tested at
FTDNA, it's in his best interest to encourage others to be tested there, too.
> From: Robert Stafford
> Sent: Saturday, January 08, 2011 6:03 AM
> It would be best to ascertain a 67-marker haplotype for the ancestral and
> to look for branch-defining markers. However, 37 or even 25 markers, should be
> to determine relatedness when comparing to the ancestral haplotype. If someone
> wants to verify that there was no non-paternal event (NPE) in his line, the
person can test
> very cheaply at:
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