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From: Marleen Van Horne <>
Subject: Re: [DNA] Problems with some surname project admins
Date: Fri, 11 Nov 2011 08:45:31 -0800
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I realize that some of the projects are run by family associations, and
the testing is done by FTDNA.

However, in such cases, FTDNA should allow projects that do not require
membership in a family association to see the test results. Requiring
membership in a family association would be counter productive for
FTDNA, because it limits the number of people who will be tested.

I personally have identified between 50 and 100 surnames in my family
tree, and I just plain could not afford to maintain that many memberships.

In the beginning, FTDNA probably thought these family association
projects were good for business, and in the short term, they probably
were, but in the long term they could choke off business.

Marleen Van Horne

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