Mailing List:2001-02-04 02, Re: DNA Study by Dr. Woodward, by Steven Wallace

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From: "Steven Wallace" <stevenwallace7 -at-> Subject: Re: [WHITNEY-L] DNA Study by Dr. Woodward Date: Sun, 4 Feb 2001 14:43:39 -0500 References: <> Dear WRG: Here's a good way to get a study like this done. Have people identify their *relative* positions in the tree, but without disclosing names. In other words, mark the blood samples with no more than the relationship to Adam & Eve Whitney, whoever the most ancient known couple may be. Then, identify the blood sample in terms of being a person of (X gender, Y cousin, Z removed). To be sure, this is not a perfect solution but it opens the door to many people who would not otherwise participate because of privacy concerns. The blood samples could be drawn at a local health care facility, sent to a central processing center, with specific instructions that no data other than the X,Y,Z characteristics be disclosed. If the researchers refused to go along with such guidelines, I would question their "good faith" in the matter. Steven ----- Original Message ----- From: "Alice & Ken Harris" <akh -at-> To: <WHITNEY-L -at-> Sent: Saturday, February 03, 2001 7:05 PM Subject: [WHITNEY-L] DNA Study by Dr. Woodward > Dr. Scott Woodward of BYU is doing a project for BYU. I can't remember > how many samples they needed but lots. He came to the FGS Conference last > Sept. and actually paid us $10@ for our blood. I don't know if there is > any way to make contact with the study or not. The Logistics for the > conference which was in Salt Lake City, about 40 miles from Provo where BYU > is, were simpler. > > The following is a quote from the August 2000 Eastman online Genealogy > Newsletter: > > "...He is involved with a major study of genealogy and DNA. Dr. Woodward is > collecting blood samples and 4-generation pedigree charts of thousands of > people to see what the DNA markers are for families and groups. > > According to an insert sent with registrations for next month's > Federation of Genealogical Societies conference in Salt Lake City, Dr. > Woodward will be at the conference collecting blood samples and > four-generation pedigree charts. If you are going to the conference, > bring your pedigree charts! > > Information on the conference is available at > <a href=""></a>. Information about Dr. Woodward's > work is available at: > <a href=",1249,195006815,00.html">,1249,195006815,00.html</a> " > > Alice Harris > akh -at- > surnames: Hall,Kibler,McClelland,Wagner,Poston,Cartwright, > Whitney,McCurdy, > >

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