What is a Genie Journal? It’s anything you’d like it to be because it includes plenty of space to journal or to compile your genealogy research or DNA notes. But it’s so much … Continue Reading →
July 31st is Food Day Canada, and I’m thinking about how I might celebrate.
mom was going to have a get-together, he could have invited twenty people off the road because there was always too much food.
Have you ever wondered why you have the name you have? Did you ever ask your parents? My name is Ellen, but my mom always said that my name was going to be Holly. I never asked why my parents didn’t choose Holly, but I know that I was named after my great grandmother, Ellen Middlebrough (nee Anidow). Continue Reading →
As you know, I love DNA and what it can do for your research, and I especially like to help others with their research. So a recent interaction with a DNA cousin caught me off guard. Here’s the story. Continue Reading →
The other day I received a kit from Family Tree DNA for the mitochondrial DNA (mtDNA) test that I’d purchased, and this reminded me that I have really posted about DNA lately.
On April 22nd, I ordered an mtDNA test from Family Tree DNA (FTDNA) for myself. It was the one DNA test I hadn’t done on my mom’s DNA, primarily because I didn’t think it would help me much with my genealogy and because I knew that I could do the test on my own DNA any time I’d like. Continue Reading →
Shop the Hound has always participated in the Ontario Ancestors Ontario Genealogy Conference held in June each year at various locations in Ontario. I’ve always loved our road trips across Canada to attend and meet many enthusiastic genealogists from across Canada and the U.S. Continue Reading →
It was just shy of four months ago that AncestryDNA® added new communities (you can read that article HERE), and on Monday, some of you just might have had a few more. AncestryDNA gave us fifty-three new communities to potentially learn more about where our ancestors came from and why. Continue Reading →
MyHeritage launched it’s new photo repair tool and I think it helps tell the story even better. Continue Reading →
I’m not sure if I’ve mentioned this before, but I got my dad to create some recordings of his stories several years ago. I think the stories I heard around the dinner table from my dad and mom were the big reason I got involved in genealogy. Continue Reading →
If you’ve watched “Friends,” then you’ll remember Ross’s famous line; “We were on a break.” ….
So far in my genealogy and DNA, I haven’t found an outcome to one of my ancestor couples’ “breaks,” but I have found their possible breaks.
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