And laziness begat disregard for the truth. Add anyone. Oh it "must" be them. No one can prove it wrong. The dilemma of copying trees. Genealogy is hard work. All research is hard work. Multiple sources are needed for an assertion of any event - birth, marriage, death, date of founding, name, full name, name … Continue reading Its embarrassing, and it illustrates how the ancestral trees can be worthless, no matter what database.
M L Monroe – The John Lewis of Page’s Warehouse, & Old Hanover Court House and his son David Lewis of Birdwood’s Spring (Not related to Warner anybody)
The David Lewis of Charlottesville Family and his father and family John Lewis of Hanover and Wales and brother Abraham of Hanover and Pennsylvania.
2022 – 2023 Support Your Local Businesses and Farms!
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Red Wing’s Son-in-law’s Deer Hides and Other Taxidermy
The white tail deer pelt was there in Miss June's shop. Her son-in-law said all the money for the pelt would go to Miss June. The pelt has the mark where the bullet entered its side. The meat was eaten. It was shot for the food, not for the pelt or the lamp stand. The handiwork needed buyers.
One stop for the Queen in her 1959 visit to Canada – The Stoney Creek Battlefield Monument
Wonderful history to be found online via fun websites, newspapers, historical photographs and homespun memories. Homespun by my Dai for this memory to honor the Queen. In 1959, Dai was in the Stoney Creek Cubs and his group were part of the honor guard when Queen Elizabeth II and Prince Philip visited Stoney Creek Battlefield … Continue reading One stop for the Queen in her 1959 visit to Canada – The Stoney Creek Battlefield Monument
OK, ftDNA has put together a really fun feature for y-DNA
I love it. It has the giggle-while-the-hair-stands-up-on-the-back-of-your-head genealogy rush of fun. And it does not stop there. These readings of a man's y-DNA haplogroup provide fun facts and are understood to be fun facts, only. As with all the bells and whistles of the genetic genealogy that we love to bits, I always say, "If … Continue reading OK, ftDNA has put together a really fun feature for y-DNA
Reminder: Always get at least two sources. The Social Security Application
The applications are easy to order and inexpensive (Freedom Of Information Act (FOIA) request link below) as records go, and for me I had hoped for clues also to find anything on my grandfather's father. But the applications are a document that will have the precious signature of the applicant - priceless!
Here’s Why We Test y – The Thomas Knight, Rockingham family comes into focus.
- A Herstory Guest - I hope my readers will help me welcome our guest blogger, one of my Knight cousins, Charlotte. Her trees and work can be found on ancestry.com and familysearch.org, all the usual places, but with a very special and not so usual story of her Knight ancestry. She has been a … Continue reading Here’s Why We Test y – The Thomas Knight, Rockingham family comes into focus.
Starved For Knowledge, Wooden Words
I would love to hear David Attenborough describe humans during a pandemic, some railing against authority, others hiding under the bed. So many failing to rise to the occasion and I do put this down to either what they do not know, or simply acting out for attention because a pandemic is a perfect setting … Continue reading Starved For Knowledge, Wooden Words
The Stigma of Uncomeliness
Wording is so delicate to express these thoughts about how the world's people see others, and how we see ourselves. I read once a story which called it the "Science of Beauty." People often gravitate to beauty and shun uncomeliness, whether we are aware of it or not. What is the opposite of beauty and … Continue reading The Stigma of Uncomeliness
y-DNA. No, it does not have admixture, but it does have thousands of years of human ancestry.
y-DNA. What is it? Who has heard of it? All the excitement about admixture aka ethnicity in at-DNA testing and matching trees took some of the focus away from the original DNA-for-genealogy testing and my own favorite test: -- y-DNA. What is your y-DNA, if you are a man? (Only men carry y-DNA.) Is it … Continue reading y-DNA. No, it does not have admixture, but it does have thousands of years of human ancestry.
…how good is it? Oh yum, oh fun, oh just ponyriffic!
Pictures from Chincoteague Island, Virginia
DNA Downloads, of course you want copies of yourself!
All the companies I use for DNA testing have links to download your DNA raw data. Family Tree DNA, 23andMe, AncestryDNA, and others all have a click here and easily download a copy for your records, for fun to read and look at, for being able to upload to other sites that accept DNA from … Continue reading DNA Downloads, of course you want copies of yourself!
Covita Vida Vaxi Nation
All my pages have Google translate and you can read the work in any language they offer. The link is on the top right on most desktop systems and at the bottom of the page on most mobile devices. I got my first computer in 1983. I got unlimited internet first in 1998 and I … Continue reading Covita Vida Vaxi Nation
May they rest in peace and their memory be a blessing – Covid
I feel so sad that we could not have all had the message to wear masks from the beginning. Now it is wear two masks. Might as well have been throwing people into the volcano to fight the virus. Had United States health care professionals told people to wear masks from the start, as they … Continue reading May they rest in peace and their memory be a blessing – Covid
2022 – 2023 Buy Local, Support Your Neighbor Businesses and Farms ~ And there are a bunch of us small, and not so small local folks to support!
Look around where you live and find your local businesses. In the midst of this pandemic this is such a great idea! Share information about them with the community via Facebook pages and any social media. Let's help our local small businesses - now more than ever. Here is just one buy local page for … Continue reading 2022 – 2023 Buy Local, Support Your Neighbor Businesses and Farms ~ And there are a bunch of us small, and not so small local folks to support!
After I get my vaccine… 1st I want to go to Italy & hear Maurizio Marchini sing Nessun Dorma, from Puccini’s Turandot
This is going to be a long haul, this virus. Just over three months into it and already I am reduced to cursing on Facebook. The virus has me by the girl globes. I work DNA for genealogy and anthropology - who cares? We all want to know what this RNA sequence means to us. … Continue reading After I get my vaccine… 1st I want to go to Italy & hear Maurizio Marchini sing Nessun Dorma, from Puccini’s Turandot
Coronavirus Diary ~ A list of helps & free information links for resources in multiple languages – updating regularly
World wide virus tracking and links below. Page updating with resource links (below find resources links to info in many languages & diary by date with virtual things to do) [NO medical] See previous blogs on the virus in contents. This page has GOOGLE TRANSLATE to help all people read in the languages of their … Continue reading Coronavirus Diary ~ A list of helps & free information links for resources in multiple languages – updating regularly
DNA for genealogy tourism ~ very personal pilgrimages. Croatia and other wonders!
DNA-for-genealogy, along with family history and herstory, became the focus of my research. And I came to realize we are all made up of multiple people. Even folks in remote places, whose ancestors have long been all in one place, turn out to be an intricate mixture of a few or many peoples. All of … Continue reading DNA for genealogy tourism ~ very personal pilgrimages. Croatia and other wonders!
Virus – Wash, wash, wash and hold your breath for 1.5 years – We all will stay safe together!
FEBRUARY 26th, 2020 This page has GOOGLE TRANSLATE feature. On a desktop see on the right side for features and on most phones see at the bottom. This post is UPDATED: Here https://cherielynnsherstory.com/2020/03/06/coronavirus-a-shorter-list-of-helps-and-a-longer-list-of-links-for-resources/ The above link has more updated links to world wide sites in multiple languages. I have kept this original post for the … Continue reading Virus – Wash, wash, wash and hold your breath for 1.5 years – We all will stay safe together!
OK, The DNA does not match and now you have lost 1/8th (or more) of your ancestry. ~ How To!
Just because we have our "paper" well documented, does not mean we have our ancestors. DNA-for-genealogy is teaching us that many lines in even the most respectable families have had one or more "non-paternity events" (mis-attributed parentage) some time in the past. DNA testing might disprove some of our most cherished ancestral lines, but the … Continue reading OK, The DNA does not match and now you have lost 1/8th (or more) of your ancestry. ~ How To!
Neanderthal Ancestry – Of Course Everyone Has Some – (almost) All Peoples Have Some
Science is supposed to be exact. Proving something with science is lauded as the 'only way to fly.' If something cannot be scientifically proven, then the scientists pooh-pooh all findings. But time after time after time, using DNA for anthropology and genealogy, we come across new or updated information that changes all our results and … Continue reading Neanderthal Ancestry – Of Course Everyone Has Some – (almost) All Peoples Have Some
APRIL 2020 update. Small Business Saturday ~ And there are a bunch of us small, and not so small anymore, businesses to support!
Update for April 2020. With the COVID-19 Pandemic, it is more important than ever to remember our small and local businesses. Being an old hack from the woder world, we would go to places armed with face coverings, gloves and daily medications to take for Malaria. Those are other "war stories" for another day. But … Continue reading APRIL 2020 update. Small Business Saturday ~ And there are a bunch of us small, and not so small anymore, businesses to support!
The DNA of Capitalism ~ Sales – begging door to door for the rich people.
Horacio Alger was wrong; all people(s) cannot get ahead. The Protestant work ethic was wrong; there are not jobs for all the people(s) of the earth who need a job. And for those who cannot work in today's world, there is not even much pity, certainly little quality of life. But the propaganda of the … Continue reading The DNA of Capitalism ~ Sales – begging door to door for the rich people.
Being DNA ~ We come from it, we eat it, we secrete it and then some other DNA eats that too.
...and we need the food to be fresh. Living meat, fowl and fish, vegetables and fruits, or foods prepared to stay "fresh" longer; humans need these to survive. We live in the countryside now, near wildlife and farms - all things being born, living and dying, and in between. All this life sustains life for something … Continue reading Being DNA ~ We come from it, we eat it, we secrete it and then some other DNA eats that too.
X-DNA, Its A Girl Thing ~ And we included the boys – somewhat.
Do this in color printing only. You just cannot do it in black from your printer. I don't know anyone who could. I also suggest making many blank copies and using a pencil and being prepared to erase and correct. I check mine multiple times and often have a second person check behind me for … Continue reading X-DNA, Its A Girl Thing ~ And we included the boys – somewhat.
T. K. Clay, Manufacturer Of London. Steel Nib Writing Pens: The Raven, The Flexor Victoria…
The British newspaper archives are just as wonderful as the American archives are and just as wonderful as the Canadian newspaper archives USED to be - that is past tense for Canada, as in no more. Cherie Lynn's Herstory T. K. Clay, Thomas Kent Clay born 1797 - 1862, manufactured steel nib pens throughout his … Continue reading T. K. Clay, Manufacturer Of London. Steel Nib Writing Pens: The Raven, The Flexor Victoria…
Gaetano Brandi, The Man of Feeling, or the Gentleman’s Musical Repository ~ Music of the 18th century and beyond.
Gaetano Brandi 1728 - 1829 Gaetano's death record states he was 101 years old when he died and was buried at St. Pancras, the 28th of May in 1829. We know little about him before he married Rebecca Dando in London 1790. But a couple of newspaper mentions let us know he was playing music, … Continue reading Gaetano Brandi, The Man of Feeling, or the Gentleman’s Musical Repository ~ Music of the 18th century and beyond.
What can one do with their haplogroup(s)? A Latvian Cousin
I will claim a cousin anyway. What can one do with their haplogroup? I am H10a1. You can go to several websites to look for your haplogroup in the skeletons of ancient people who have been sequenced! I am H10a1 and my mother's father was an R1a haplogroup, which is loosely associated with coming from … Continue reading What can one do with their haplogroup(s)? A Latvian Cousin
DNA.Land Is Back ~ Step Right Up And Join ~ Its Free!
For all you folks, like me, that have enjoyed DNA.Land these last years, you will have heard that the original project ended. All the files are deleted. BUT!!! The wonderful software with the website and information about our DNA will continue if we join again. You will have to register and upload your DNA just … Continue reading DNA.Land Is Back ~ Step Right Up And Join ~ Its Free!
Newspapers, My First Love For Research ~ R.I.P. The Toronto Star’s Pages Of The Past, At least for most of the world
Geeze Loueezz. Update coming. The story of the lost newspaper archives' plots thicken. More information has been sent about where the dear Pages of the Past has been relegated to and still not a word about CH 1844 😦 I shudder as a genealogist to think what I would not know about our Toronto … Continue reading Newspapers, My First Love For Research ~ R.I.P. The Toronto Star’s Pages Of The Past, At least for most of the world
ftDNA Has A New Dashboard ~ Its Great! Keep The Bifocals Handy!
Family Tree DNA announced a new dashboard! Love all things new. Why not? I did not read the announcement to see why they made the changes -- whether to create new page formats for smart phones and tablets, or to add new and more page links, or a combination of all the above. All this … Continue reading ftDNA Has A New Dashboard ~ Its Great! Keep The Bifocals Handy!
Genetic Ancestors? Do What? We Only Get Readable DNA From Some Ancestors :-( ~ But there is a way to ‘see’ lots more!
We are all excited to match up with our genetic cousins at the several DNA-for-genealogy-and-other-stuff companies. There are many different features at each company, but few that explain the rules of the road or help us to understand the street signs. We get exactly half of our DNA from each of our parents, but beyond … Continue reading Genetic Ancestors? Do What? We Only Get Readable DNA From Some Ancestors 😦 ~ But there is a way to ‘see’ lots more!
DNA Uploads ~ Autosomal Transfers – Autosomal Additions!
Screen capture instructions below! See Google translate! The phrase 'autosomal transfer' sounds to me like you are moving something from one place to another. With autosomal transfer you do put your data in a new place, but it is still there in the old one, unchanged. It is like copy-paste, not cut-and-paste. When testing DNA … Continue reading DNA Uploads ~ Autosomal Transfers – Autosomal Additions!
To Click Or Not To Click, That Is The Hack ~ The Perils Of Facebook Ads, Online Research And Shopping
In the series of Heirs And Heirlooms Hints and Helps, I am always reminding myself to be careful about what I click on. Just recently I got an email from a person whose genealogy research overlaps with mine, and in my excitement I clicked right through to a nasty fake. It took time to change … Continue reading To Click Or Not To Click, That Is The Hack ~ The Perils Of Facebook Ads, Online Research And Shopping
ЯSK ~ R. Sherman-Kidd ~ Sherman Kidd ~ RSK ~Reginald K Winton ~ Who?
So many signatures and so many places to look for Sherm... HARRY! There is something about Harry. I say he refuses to be found because he wants us to find all these other people first. Maybe ancestors know if we find the answer to a question that we will quit looking, and so Harry Hutton … Continue reading ЯSK ~ R. Sherman-Kidd ~ Sherman Kidd ~ RSK ~Reginald K Winton ~ Who?
Surname Projects Missed The Point Of “Not” Matching ~ “1 in 10 is mistaken about father’s identity”
This story has gone around the Facebook DNA groups like wildfire: One in 10 'is mistaken about identity of father,' by Sarah Knapton from https://www.theage.com.au/world/europe/one-in-10-is-mistaken-about-identity-of-father-20190601-p51tgf.html?fbclid=IwAR1nGpQk8GNknr7du6sYr52_hqj38n3_cz69y_Q8pRhLbP89SfCoJSmaXCo It was 2004 when cousin Buddy first directed me to the trough of y-DNA-for-genealogy magic to read the results for the Lewis Surname y-DNA project. He and I both remarked … Continue reading Surname Projects Missed The Point Of “Not” Matching ~ “1 in 10 is mistaken about father’s identity”
Googleology ~ I Love Google! Google, Google, Google!
When the Google IPO was coming up, I walked into Citibank ready to buy. I met with the investments person and said I wanted in for the Google IPO and made my order - so I thought. Instead I faced an age old bias and the investments officer called my husband and suggested this might … Continue reading Googleology ~ I Love Google! Google, Google, Google!
A Straw Boater, A Seersucker Suit, Making Senses, Truth In Census ~ Don’t Y’all Just Luv Newspapers!
Wes Pruden passed this week and one must pause and remember the passing of any journalism dinosaur. I think he would have liked the moniker. I will leave it to the big shots to write his obituary and list all his professional accomplishments with praise and admiration - I will remember a chat. We wound … Continue reading A Straw Boater, A Seersucker Suit, Making Senses, Truth In Census ~ Don’t Y’all Just Luv Newspapers!
Message Boards, Google and Internet Heirlooms ~ More Ways To Find And Honor True Ancestors!
Ever wonder how there came to be so many messed up family trees? Too much prosperity, too much money for chasing after desires and rumors, and too much sharing of mistakes. The rumor mill floats a good story one time and then a million gazillion clones spring up. I am upset with Ancestry.com because they … Continue reading Message Boards, Google and Internet Heirlooms ~ More Ways To Find And Honor True Ancestors!
DNA Projects ~ Surnames, Geographical Regions, Haplogroups, For Boys And Girls (with Google translate on page)
Stirring up excitement for DNA testing, and especially for going beyond the usual autosomal DNA (at-DNA only gives the overview of the last few hundred years), has been my love and my livelihood. People might not know many people or places in their ancestries, but they can learn much from their haplogroups, which can be … Continue reading DNA Projects ~ Surnames, Geographical Regions, Haplogroups, For Boys And Girls (with Google translate on page)
“Search This Group” ~ How Tos For Facebook (With Google Translate!)
Share all you like it is free and note the Google Translate will make this in any language! I did not know that Facebook groups could be searched - and I bet there might be others who also do not know the groups can be searched. We join a new group and there are 100s, … Continue reading “Search This Group” ~ How Tos For Facebook (With Google Translate!)
Ancient Ancestors Tour ~ Hotel Palacio de Trasvilla, Puente Viesgo ~ Cantabria!
DNA for genealogy or anthropology is not just about finding the ancestors, their information and rellies - it is about going to visit people and places from the cemetery down the street to the archives in any country in the world or the Ice-Age art of the caves of southern France and northern Spain. … Continue reading Ancient Ancestors Tour ~ Hotel Palacio de Trasvilla, Puente Viesgo ~ Cantabria!
Ice-Age Ancestors Tour ~ The DNA Of Cave Art
BE sure to see the Google Translate feature in the side/end bar... Finding the documented results of the DNA sequenced from ancient skeletons is like a magical mystery cave art tour itself - Travel With A Challenge, as the site explains, that Genevieve von Petzinger wrote for her article about some of the caves still … Continue reading Ice-Age Ancestors Tour ~ The DNA Of Cave Art
before… Memorial Day ~ Every Week-end Before, From The Time Of Spring Thaws – The Cleaning Of The Graves.
Women riding around with a trunk full of tools, containers of water, empty containers for more water, sturdy shoes and sundry other supplies for cleaning and preparing the graves at all the cemeteries around the towns and counties -- and some across state lines -- for Memorial Day (formerly called in some places Decoration Day). … Continue reading before… Memorial Day ~ Every Week-end Before, From The Time Of Spring Thaws – The Cleaning Of The Graves.
y-DNA ~ Begin with 12 STR Markers?
This 12 marker test was cruelly taken away from us. It is bad PR to take it away. The men who make the trust to results of DNA always buy more. Do not force it. Do not force intercourse on the first date - first hold hands. We could eliminate - with 12 markers. I … Continue reading y-DNA ~ Begin with 12 STR Markers?
I Have My Genealogy ~ Why Do I Need DNA For Anything? & Simplistic Questions, We Need Those The Most
I’m not laughing or amused at simple questions, I am here to answer questions. I might only have 14 years of reading DNA and genetics for genealogy and anthropology, and I might only go back about 35 years working in journalism and digging up people and stories, and I might have only followed my grandmother … Continue reading I Have My Genealogy ~ Why Do I Need DNA For Anything? & Simplistic Questions, We Need Those The Most
Colin Powell’s Eyes ~ Cousin Barack Obama, descendants of David Lewis of Hanover and Albermarle
Updating with thoughts for 2022 A democracy requires two parties. That is the whole idea. Voting for one or the other. Not hating the other. The "other side" is not demonized but embraced like a spouse. Actually the tears coming out of Colin Powell's eyes election night 2008. I had them too, tears of joy, … Continue reading Colin Powell’s Eyes ~ Cousin Barack Obama, descendants of David Lewis of Hanover and Albermarle