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Samuel McDonald II, husband of Anna Newton

A DNA match on 23andme.com to Anna Newton of Moss Point, Mississippi, has revived my interest in my McDonald line (my maternal great-grandmother). Anna married several times. 407 more words


Meinhard I, Count of Gorizia-Tyrol

My 21st great-grandfather was born in Venice and is buried at Tirol Castle in Austria.  Geography was much different in 1194, when the Holy Romans were still ruling in Europe.   765 more words


Finding My Father

I never knew my father, and I had little hope of finding him.

My mother alone held the truth, and it was, at best, clouded by her schizophrenic filters and distortions. 2,140 more words

The cult of silence and various other irritations

I realise that the genealogy journey comes with a peculiar set of hurdles, roadblocks, box canyons and blind alleys. On the road to greater enlightenment, I am happy enough to receive the occasional nugget. 1,294 more words


I have a Gene that does what?


            Have you every though on why your body grows and functions the way it does? You are probably thinking it has to do with DNA. DNA is the brain of your cells and the blueprint for how your body grows, but where do you get those blueprints from? 1,306 more words

My Children Are In-bred

Dear Kids,

Recently, I discovered through genealogy research that your father and I are related…distantly. Like more than 25 generations distantly. But still – there it is! 261 more words