Who Was Harold Alfred Thompson?

First and foremost, Harold was my grandfather. He was my father’s father, to be exact. But as with many of my ancestors (and I’m sure many of yours), his story has a “but” in it. Continue Reading →

The Beaton/Batten Mystery Continues

I know when I started calling my family mystery the Beaton/Batten Mystery; it was in 2015, I believe. But the search for William (Willie) Beaton’s parents has gone on much … Continue Reading →

Transferring Your DNA – Let’s Find More Cousins

(This is a long post with lots of pictures. This explains how to transfer an AncestryDNA file to Family Tree DNA (FTDNA) but part way through this post there will … Continue Reading →

Genetic Affairs – Something New To Play With

Just like children, genetic genealogists are always on the lookout for a new toy (tool) to play with. I’m not saying that in a bad way. I count myself in the … Continue Reading →

Did Your Ethnicity Change at AncestryDNA? Mine Did!

A couple of weeks ago you may have noticed that there was a change in your AncestryDNA ethnicity. Or maybe you haven’t checked lately and it’s sitting there waiting for … Continue Reading →

Getting A Little Help From My Family’s DNA Kits

On Sunday I took a few minutes to catch up on the blog written by Living DNA.  Their blog dated; August 30th consisted of some product updates which I found … Continue Reading →

I Did Something to my 23andMe Account That I May Regret

You know me, I’m a bit of a DNA nut. I’ve tested with every DNA company that you can test with. It all started with Family Tree DNA (they were … Continue Reading →

Why You Need To DNA Test Your Siblings

As you have gathered from my other posts I’m a huge advocate for testing other family member’s DNA. In fact, at the present time, I’m either the admin or collaborator … Continue Reading →