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From: Gail Riddell <>
Subject: Re: [DNA] My Heritage
Date: Wed, 29 Feb 2012 20:13:01 +1300
Please excuse my possible ignorance on this matter but I have a question, please.
If these people (meaning new testers) join the 'MyHeritage' entourage, would the results not be available to our FTDNA projects?
If they are definitely NOT available, then I can totally understand Janet's 'annoyance' .
If they are available and are potential newcomers to our projects, does it matter - apart from the frustration of having others (eg. My Heritage) just 'take' our work and infer that it is their own? Do they, for example, not even know we exist - should the new testers join with 'My Heritage'?
How can I tell?
I ask because I actually want heaps of RIDDELL and RIDDLE people (as well as their close matches, irrespective of surnames) to join my project. (My comment re accepting surname variance is because in the 1600s and 1700s, many, many people chose to change their surnames for a wide variety of reasons and since "my" men and their searches are of paramount importance to me, I will happily accept any surnamed person who has a match at the higher levels. And of course, everyone knows about the unofficial adoptions which took place during those particularly difficult times in that period of history).
Volunteer Project admin of RIDDELL Y DNA with FTDNA
On 29/02/2012, at 7:47 PM, Janet Crain wrote:
> I am changing my projects to require authorization.
> Janet wrote:
>> What is going on with MyHeritage? They have copied and published my
>> copyrighted (2002 to present) text word for word from my Stinnett DNA