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Discovering in Dust – A Genealogy Story

I've always been envious of those stories about people who find a dusty family bible in the attic and somehow manage to discover some genealogical secret through such means. My files were handed to me in crisp yellow envelopes which... Continue Reading →

The Unification of Demark… and your phone – A Genealogy Story

Photo Credit There are some moments in history which display the raw power of the human spirit. The pyramids of Giza. The still-standing Parthenon. Stone Henge. And even, rocks in Sweden called the Jelling Stones. Now, the story of the... Continue Reading →

Wild Strength – A Genealogy Story

There are a lot of safe genealogical stories out there. This fellow moved over here: he was a shoemaker. That fellow moved over there: he was a tanner. This woman was married twice: both of her husbands were unremarkable, and... Continue Reading →

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 →

How Apprenticeships Could Save the Western World…

In which I, a millennial, rant like an old codger and make several excellent points.

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