DNA (My mtDNA to be exact)

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 →

It’s Been A Hectic Week But It’s Worth It

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 →

AncestryDNA Adds New Communities

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 Photo Repair (DeOldify)

MyHeritage launched it’s new photo repair tool and I think it helps tell the story even better. Continue Reading →

I’m Creating A Book With My Dad’s Stories

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 →

Were They On A Break?

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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Find A Grave

If you’ve searched on Google or on Ancestry, then you’ve probably seen memorials on Find A Grave. I’ve seen them, and I’ve used them often for the information they contain. … Continue Reading →

DNA Angel Project – DNA Day Edition

April 25th is DNA Day and the DNA Angel thought what would be better than having the next DNA Angel Project Draw? This contest is open to residents of Canada and this month’s draw is for a copy of the new audiobook by Rachel Décoste and an AncestryDNA kit generously donated by Ancestry Canada®. Rachel Décoste is a writer and educator from Ottawa, Ontario, Canada. Continue Reading →

My WikiTree Results

On April 7th, I had my WikiTree reveal, and I wanted to share with you my experience. Continue Reading →

Downsizing In A Pandemic

Recently I decided I needed to do some spring cleaning. A few weeks ago, I was spring cleaning my computer, but why not continue in my home? There are all … Continue Reading →