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Khan 04-20-2009 07:23 PM

Are these folks legit?

Have received a request to join from a relative:

Genebase :: DNA Ancestry Project

CuppaJoe 04-20-2009 07:42 PM

Khan, has your relative done it? That might be enough news for me. ;) I would let family secrets lie.;)

Khan 04-20-2009 07:44 PM

Have received contacts from several relatives.

But some are also into weird anti-science stuff.

Wondering if site is legit.

HFWR 04-20-2009 07:52 PM

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CuppaJoe 04-20-2009 07:52 PM

My first impression is that it is a crackpot site trying to look legit like the National Geographic:

National Geographic - Inspiring People to Care About the Planet

But that's just me.;)
Hope someone has better insight.

Ed_The_Gypsy 04-21-2009 07:49 AM

Seriously, guys.

Khan, it is new to me, but I don't follow these things. I wouldn't bite, but see what your relative's experience has been.

freebird5825 04-21-2009 10:17 AM

Never heard of them until now.
It looks kinda hokey to me - for instance "are you related to Marie Antoinette?" The borderline tabloid style of the site turned me right off.

haha 04-21-2009 10:43 AM

I don't know anything about this specific site, but consumer/geneological DNA testing are is well accepted and used by many people.

DNA Testing 101 - Ancestry DNA Tests for Genealogists


eridanus 04-21-2009 11:02 AM

RootsWeb: GENEALOGY-DNA-L [DNA] Genebase and the Vanishing Blog

"I am not sure what to do with the former contents of the blog, but I do know that it needs to be available to potential customers, particularly those who might be tricked into confusing a legitimate scientific endeavor with what seems to amount to a lowly shoddy money grabbing scheme with no redeeming attributes."

From a competitor's website. Read the informative posts from the deleted blog.

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