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Are You Prepared for National DNA Day?

National DNA Day is April 25th so this week and next week’s blog will be dedicated to the three types of DNA tests that you can take. Then if you … Continue Reading →

#Love Is In The Air

  It’s Valentines Day today and love is in the air. 180 Million cards will be given out today, 85% of which will be purchased by women. On the other … Continue Reading →

I’m Hot On The Trail And Using #DNA To Solve A Mystery (Part 1)

(permission was given  by John M to use photo)  I have a mystery in my genealogy.  I call it the Beaton/Batten mystery. The whole mystery is based on family stories, … Continue Reading →

Happy Birthday Mom 🎂🎂 & A DNA Angel Announcement

Today would have been my mom’s 81st birthday. My mom; Eleanor Louise Thompson (nee Middlebrough)  didn’t actually do genealogy but when I discovered my love of family history she was … Continue Reading →

Why Is Collaboration So Important?

I’m a firm believer in collaboration and I’ve blogged about this on several occasions. Making an effort to connect with cousins is a way that you can extend your tree … Continue Reading →

The Waiting Room – Are you listening to your ancestors?

I have always felt that my ancestors are waiting to have their stories told. It feels like they are waiting in a large white room, devoid of pictures, windows or … Continue Reading →

What’s In A Name?

In the play; Romeo and Juliet by William Shakespeare, Juliet says  “What’s in a name? That which we call a rose by any other name would smell as sweet.” Meaning that she … Continue Reading →

Murphy’s Law Was Working OT

Why does it never fail that when you have the idea for a question to ask of the Archivist in the last few minutes of research time,  that that’s when … Continue Reading →

The Photo

The first time I saw this photograph was in 2008 in a book I’d heard about, Lilacs and Limestone. The book was written by William J. Patterson who is a … Continue Reading →