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Thoughts on topic~

When initially starting this page, I had a plan of all of the things I wanted to do and share with the world.  If there was any great life hacking, money-saving, or trendy ideas out there I was into it.   925 more words

#52 Ancestors – Week #5 - John Henry McGowan: He “Plowed Through” Tradition

With this challenge I thought it would be easy to find someone to write about. After all the majority of my Ancestors were indeed farmers. So thinking of the term “Plowing Through” I thought about something to do with farming, viola! 332 more words


Lighting Up Curiosity and Ancestral Past with a Term Paper

In 1895, when only 13 years old, my grandfather — so the story goes — had a fight with his Prussian father, ran away from home, and in the north German port of Kiel stowed away on a ship headed into the Atlantic.  1,357 more words

52 Ancestors #5 Mary Elizabeth Howington

This challenge is set forth by No Story Too Small, and this week’s theme is “Plowing through.”

There are a few ways to interpret this week’s theme, Plowing Through, and the first thing that comes to mind is a farmer, but I’ve decided to take a different perspective. 369 more words


Genetic ancestry- how do we figure out who we are?

Personalized medicine, precision medicine, direct-to-consumer genetic tests… all of these are hot topics currently. On the heels of my post on direct-to-consumer genetic testing, I started wondering exactly how 23andMe determined genetic ancestry using our DNA. 484 more words

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Three Reasons Why You Need to Bring Your Family Photos to RootsTech 2015

Roots and Tech, two words that are so completely different in nature tell so much about what is going to happen in Salt Lake City next month. 483 more words


Please Define Famous

In our search for our Ancestors we always experience that excited anticipation of possibly discovering that one famous person in our lineage. Finding someone who accomplished some great feat or invented something used by millions or who became President or who was an outlaw can bring color and excitement to our trees. 469 more words