Two Things To Do This Summer (Dare to Declare)

Today is the first day of summer, and it’s a beautiful day for a walk. That’s my plan for the summer… to take lots of walks and put a lot … Continue Reading →

The Inspiring Story of Hawkins Wilson

Ancestry has released a video called, A Dream Delivered: The Lost Letters of Hawkins Wilson, telling the story of Hawkins Wilson. This is the story of a young enslaved boy … Continue Reading →

Calling All Genies (Genealogist I Mean)

Last week I told you that I would ask for some help. The help I need is some sleuthing to see if we can find a couple who has disappeared … Continue Reading →

My Ancestor Communities on Ancestry

One of Ancestry’s features, when you do a DNA test, is Communities. These communities are part of your DNA Story or Ethnicity and are included in the price of your … Continue Reading →

Ancestry Sideview Technology™ – Me & Dad

A few weeks ago, AncestryDNA introduced its new Sideview Technology™ for your DNA ethnicity results, and I wrote a blog telling you a bit about how it worked. (You can … Continue Reading →

Who’s Your Daddy, Harold Alfred Thompson?

I blog about DNA quite regularly, but it’s usually about the mystery on my mom’s side of the family. I call that mystery the Beaton/Batten Mystery. But today, I want … Continue Reading →

Support Ukraine

I just received some mugs that I created and printed at FOREVER. I purchased them for myself, my sons, and several friends. They turned out so beautifully I wanted to … Continue Reading →

More about the 1950 US Census

On April 1st, the 1950 US Census was released. That started the clock for each of the big-name genealogy companies, Ancestry and MyHeritage, to get working on giving us the … Continue Reading →

Ancestry’s NEW Ethnicity Inheritance – SideView™

This morning Ancestry launched it’s newest feature for DNA, and I was super excited to be given access before launch. It’s called Ethnicity Inheritance using SideView technology. Continue Reading →

Searching The 1950 Census.. It’s Arrived

As a Canadian, the most recent census that I can find my family in is the Prairie Provinces Census in 1926. This census was conducted only in the western provinces, … Continue Reading →