With the shut downs, so many businesses are hurting like their employees. We need to look around our neighborhoods and see where we can help. Who is open for take out? Who needs to know where the local food pantry is? Find your local businesses and try to support. In the midst of this pandemic … Continue reading Buy Local, Support Your Neighbor Businesses and Farms ~ And there are a bunch of us small, and not so small local folks to support!
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, 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!
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!
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
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!
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.
...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.
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.
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 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.
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
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!
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
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!
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!
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!
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
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?
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”
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!
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!
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!
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)
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!)
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!
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
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.
Some days the task of volunteering on the Find A Grave website feels like a burden -- days when it's not just trying to add memorials and gravesites for posterity, but recording the death of a friend - of family. Like mother or sister or friend -- Gee Gee, Georgie Anne Geyer. She loved genealogy … Continue reading Making The FindAgrave Memorial… Farewell This Stardust Gee Gee
Part -1 ~ The Overview Wikipedia Prof saxx [Public domain] / to D48, 24620 Les Eyzies-de-Tayac-Sireuil, France What do Genevieve von Petzinger, Jean Manco and Alex Shoumatoff all have in common? Contributed to the itinerary of the trip... more people to name and credit - with response. With the research of Dai and my haplogroups, we are … Continue reading The Tour ~ Cave Doodles And Spanish Spas ~ In The Footsteps Of Our Ice-Age Ancestors
Family Tree DNA (ftDNA), my first love, my favorite. But everyone knows I have tested with many companies, love them all, and so what is all the fuss I make about everyone testing with or uploading to (if possible) DNA results with ftDNA? It is the bells and whistles (DNA for genealogy tools), and they … Continue reading ftDNA Family Finder ~ The Results Are In! Now What?
There are no two ways about it; non-paternity events happen and have happened forever. I am a haplogroup enthusiast and also insist on trying to prove every ancestral line with DNA, which means not only testing the recent ancestry with autosomal but also using y-DNA and mt-DNA to researching families identify all ancestors' haplogroups. Using … Continue reading Who begat whom? Choose your y-dna testing candidate(s) carefully.
Oh, I can't wait. I must have something processed with the new hope, new players for DNA for genealogy testing companies, it might be this will get off the ground this time. Toothbrushes, letters with stamps, hair. My brother-in-law has possession of two of my dad's wisdom teeth that were pulled. I have two of … Continue reading Are you a lick away from Granny’s DNA? Forensic DNA For Genealogy ~ Artifact Testing
I can hear them now - heads exploding, fists pounding, objections in every corner of the DNA-for-genealogy world. Let them squeal. ADD - August 1st, 2018 - Family Tree DNA has a summer sale for the month of August - now you can upgrade at a discount! (There will be another sale at the … Continue reading y-DNA ~ Begin with 12 STR Markers?
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
This is one explanation which comes up frequently, among others, where I have about two minutes to send an answer, but I know the person needs a lot more than a few charts and paragraphs. But this is a good start, if you have tested and are floundering a bit. For this minute, let's say, … Continue reading Some DNA 101