My DNA Work in Progress or Finding my Tree in the Forest

I have to tell you that at times when I work on my DNA kits I feel like I’m not looking at my tree but more like  I’m in a … Continue Reading →

Kissing Cousins

The hottest DNA test on the market, at least in my opinion is the Autosomal DNA (atDNA) test. When it was introduced it was great news for women, as either … Continue Reading →

It’s a Girl

All kidding aside, what can mtDNA do for you? Well, it can help you find an unknown mother for your ancestor. Or if you’re not sure of your female origin … Continue Reading →

Who’s Your Daddy? Or it’s a Boy…..

  If you read my blog yesterday you will already know a bit about the Y-chromosome. YDNA will provide you with your direct line information as well as provide your … Continue Reading →

Is My DNA Showing?

15 years ago when I started on this journey into my family history , DNA was a relatively new thing.  But now it’s one of the hottest topics in genealogy. … Continue Reading →

Have You Ever Not Liked Your Ancestor?

When I first started researching my family history there were ancestors that I already admired. For instance, my great-grandmother; Lily Shannon. I admired her because as the family story went she … Continue Reading →

Do You Have a Genealogy Will?

There have been many times that I’ve thought about what should happen to my research in the event of my death. In fact I’ve threatened, ok,  strongly suggested,  that my sons … Continue Reading →

The Storytellers

I come from a long line of storytellers. Most especially on my dad’s side of the family. I do know things about my mom’s side but my dad was always … Continue Reading →

I’m on a Hot Trail, That’s Only 100 years old

I can’t tell you how many times I’ve used that line.  But when I do use it,  it’s actually true. I’ll get caught up in a hunt and won’t get … Continue Reading →

X Marks the Spot

On a previous post I mentioned that you can learn so much as a genealogist. One of the things I mentioned was geography. It was a light-hearted post but now … Continue Reading →