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Sarah LaVina Sweet, 2nd Great-Grandmother

My paternal 2nd great-grandmother was born in upstate New York in 1840.  She married Daniel Rowland Morse, also from New York, in Illinois in November, 1858.   405 more words


Materiality, Evidence, and the Reconstruction of Black American Ancestry

In Finding Your Roots, the PBS documentary we watched in class, Congressman John Lewis (a legendary warrior in the fight for Civil Rights) finds out that an ancestor of his, Carter Tobias, voted an 1867 election in America. 1,130 more words

Multimedia Project Proposal

Creativity: a whisper from the beyond

         CREATIVITY is the soul trying to make its presence felt through the human personality it is encased in. Through the humdrum of daily existence come these whispers from the Eternal Source within us asking us to pay attention, to LIVE and not merely exist. 385 more words


Something to Ponder Next Time You Get Stuck in Your Family History

Yesterday my husband and I went to the Arizona State Fair. Each year one of their biggest attractions is the Native American Dancers that perform throughout the day. 574 more words


Research your family tree

October is Family History Month. That is appropriate since October also celebrates the heritage of German-American, Hispanic-American, Italian-American, and Polish-American groups.

The library subscribes to two… 241 more words


Genetically Speaking, Could We Be Cousins?

Hard to believe, but we just might be near or distant cousins, or cousins once or more removed.  When I started my genealogy research about 35 years ago we may never have been able to answer my question about being cousins with any certainty in a single lifetime. 1,399 more words

Culture & Identity

Ancestral Journeys

by Will Katerberg

My blood is about 2.5 percent Neanderthal and 1.8 percent Denisovan. My colleagues and wife say they’re not surprised. The evidence indicates, however, that all non-Africans are about 2 percent Neanderthal and just under 2 percent Denisovan. 910 more words

Will Katerberg