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Video: AncestryDNA Reconstructs Partial Genome of Person Living 200 Years Ago

Imagine if you could go back in time and see your ancestors. Would you see a part of yourself in one of them?

Genetics is starting to answer questions about what a long ago ancestor may have looked like and the specific traits they passed down to you. 83 more words

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Video: Linking families through Findagrave.com

A short video about some of the features of the free (and awesome!) Findagrave.com website.

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Merry Christmas in vintage cards

As Christmas approaches,
it’s fun to look back on vintage cards.
These probably date back to the 1920s & 1930s.
I especially like the one that says: 98 more words

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SALEM SCHOOL, Laclede County, Missouri about 1908-09

This photo shows the school children at the Salem School, and in the first row, left end, is Reba McMenus.  At this age she looks a lot like cousin Vivien McMenus, but the photo came from Reba’s daughter and Reba is written over her dress.  17 more words


Soap opera

I did it again: I washed a kleenex.

My to-do list for today, the one-week mark before Christmas Eve, stretches from here to Jupiter. Do I really have time to stand there picking kleenex molecules off socks? 250 more words


Christmas Memory Album

Only a week to go til Christmas morn and the weather here is about what you would expect for the time of the year.   The stockings are hung, the trees, yes plural, are decorated and the house sprouts Christmas trinkets and artifacts galore.  1,050 more words


Striking Genealogical Gold!

This year for Christmas, I decided to write my mom’s family history for her. Most of her lineage is German and her immigrant ancestors settled in the Queen City— that great bastion of German heritage better known as Cincinnati, Ohio, in the predominantly German community known as “Over-the-Rhine.” Over-the-Rhine was once a vibrant, bustling, booming success story. 475 more words

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