Please reconsider and find an alternative to the planned destruction of your YDNA and mtDNA samples.

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Mary Ryan
6 years ago
I am signing because as an example for 5 generations their has been only one son in the family and the name will die out because their is no heir after this generation. If DNA is disposed of there is no possibility of getting another sample to check the Y gene. There are many families with this problem.

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Barbara Thigpen
6 years ago
Please, for God's sake, preserve history! You take everyone's photos off the web & then charge a fortune to view them? Shame on you for destroying information; whether it was paid, or not. Have a heart. You are not Monsanto; but, will be placed in the same category, worldwide. I've charted my family tree, by hand, for a few years now. I couldn't afford your services. Sell your databank [& the Sorenson one]. Don't destroy; but respect, information.

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Winston Boudreaux
6 years ago
Too obvious to comment upon.

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Donna West
6 years ago
find a sponsor to help save ...
for future research

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David Widerberg Howden
6 years ago
This database has a number of valuable DNA samples, children that can never get a new sample of their parents. Its outrageous to destroy this material!

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Nancy Young
6 years ago
A number of the samples that you are planning to destroy were collected from or submitted by people who were the last person in their family's line and who are now no longer living. By doing so, you will be destroying samples that can never be collected again, and that may someday open a world of genealogical data to family history researchers. We believe that some other private or public organization can be found that would be willing to preserve these samples for future use.

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Monique Chamberlain
6 years ago
If I had known that this was going to happen, I would not have given you the DNA!!!

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Kelly Mahoney
6 years ago
Because adoptees need to know where they come from.

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R R
6 years ago
I feel this would be like wiping out an entire family or generation by destroying the DNA samples, can't you donate them to another company with conditions that persons matching those samples be allowed to see the results or make the connections. Or can you make the samples a database on ancestry.com or locate the person it belongs to or the nearest relative in the the matches to give them too.

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Brenda Aigner
6 years ago
My dad gave his DNA before he died so that I might find out more about our history. Someone in your test group could some day give me further helpful information.