A Beaton/Batten Update

Over the past several years, I’ve been telling you the story of the Beaton/Batten mystery. If you want to catch up, you can find those posts HERE and HERE. So a couple … Continue Reading →

Scapple: A Tool I’m Using For DNA Matches

As you know, I’m working on the Beaton/Batten Mystery (sometimes it feels like all my genealogy moments are spent on it). I’m sure if I ever figure out who William … Continue Reading →

You Know What They Say About Assuming

On October 30, 2018 Library and Archives Canada announced that they had transferred the 1926 Census of Prairie Provinces, which contains over 45,000 pages, to Library and Archives Canada. At … Continue Reading →

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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 →

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 →

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 →

It About Collaboration

I think that genealogy really is about collaboration. When you start your genealogy you start with yourself. Then the next step is to ask the older generation what they know … Continue Reading →

DNA Cousins Wanted

I’ve been working on DNA for a while and like many others, I’m getting frustrated trying to find the connections to my family.  Especially for the brickwalls that I’m trying to break down … Continue Reading →

DNA Road Trip – DNA Kit In Hand

On Monday I drove 2 1/2 hours each way to see my mom’s second cousin; Margaret. I met Margaret a few years ago through my research on the Beaton and the … Continue Reading →

Four DNA Kits

This past week I received the four DNA kits that I’d  ordered from Ancestry the last time they had a sale. I had decided who I was testing when I … Continue Reading →