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American Bones – A Genealogy Story

I'm patriotic. I keep up with politics and world affairs. I even voted in the last election. And while I have shared one or two stories of ancestors who immigrated over the centuries, I really am - down to my... Continue Reading →

The Magna Carta

For a most excellent overview of the Magna Carta (it's purpose, history, etc.), I highly recommend the intellectually curious and otherwise historically underprepared (like me) to go over to The Kindred Connection and read this genealogy-related post: The Magna Carta... Continue Reading →

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 →

The Importance of Genealogy

via Daily Prompt: Roots A funny expression, isn't it? 'Family tree'? It paints a curiously accurate picture of a slowly growing stem with dozens upon dozens of twisting and inter-connected branches spreading back into history. It's a fancy thing, to... 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 →

Quiet Strength – A Genealogy Story

I take pride in my ancestry. I take pride because I know it, because my grandparents took the time to discover and record parts of it, and because it is filled with interesting names. I saw a video the other day... Continue Reading →

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