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A Genealogy Story

The Farwell Divergence – A Genealogy Story

There are certain moments in every genealogy journey that carve themselves into the memory like nothing else. The first name you recognize from history. The first individual you come across who's description reads "this person may or may not have... Continue Reading →

Anna of Kiev, A Genealogy Story

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=cxOuG6zQo_0 One of the things I love about genealogy is the feeling of parallel you sometimes feel with your ancestors. Perhaps you find an ancestor from whom you get your love of horses. Perhaps a great-grandparent from whom you inherited... Continue Reading →

Swedish Settlers – A Genealogy Story

I recently got my DNA tested by the MyHeritage.com folks, and they failed to mention that testing a girl (XX chromosome) yields less information that testing a boy (XY chromosome). It took me a while to piece together on my... Continue Reading →

King Killer – A Genealogy Story

My 17-generations-back great-grandfather killed Richard III, and I have a lot of feelings about it.

Legendary Romance – A Genealogy Story

We've all heard the stories, we know their names like minor gods in some romantic pantheon. Romeo and Juliet, Tristan and Isolde, Arthur and Guinevere, Wesley and Buttercup, Elizabeth and Darcy, and, of course, Belle her Beast. Whether or not you... Continue Reading →

Diverging Legacy – A Genealogy Story

The only genealogy thing more fun that researching an entire family tree is researching two trees. This is because, sooner or later, those trees are going to come together. My pixie-in-law and I naturally had loads of fun doing our respective... Continue Reading →

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