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Neanderthals Lived in Small, Isolated Populations, Gene Analysis Shows

Genetic differences highlight how the path of these ancient humans diverged from ours..

Ancient DNA

Family tree - literally

Researching family history is very popular these days. With a bit of luck you might be able to go back a few generations and maybe find out who your four times great grandparents were and what they did. 405 more words

We Need To Talk About... Re: Defining 'Discovery'

Next week Ancestry.com will release its first quarter figures 2014. They’re expected to be their best yet. It’s the world’s biggest family history website with approximately 2.7 million paying subscribers across its multiple platform. 482 more words

In Defense of Sardines: Happy 101st Birthday, Great Aunt Mary

The things my great Aunt Mary credits for her 101 years are love, laughter, humor, blueberries, and sardines (two cans a month).

She was born on this day in 1913 to Slovenian immigrant parents in the Iron Range town of Chisholm, Minnesota. 1,413 more words


Lost for Words


Did you know that 20% of the world’s population is illiterate?


Well, did you know that 66% of those illiterate people are women? 825 more words

Bold Strokes Books

DNA Surpises

I recently had my DNA tested for ethnicity.  It confirmed the majority of my genealogical research and the prior DNA tests for my parents, yet there were surprises. 357 more words

Alberto I DeScala

My 21st great grandfather was Lord of Verona.  His father was a wool dealer with political connections that helped him gain power and wealth.  His family became influential. 305 more words