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Prince William's DNA Test Confirms Indian Heritage

In the end, it doesn’t matter who your dna comes from, does it? It provides that sort of sense of commonality that we are all related in the end. 791 more words

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Walking for Make-A-Wish

The little boy in the picture is my good buddy Logan. He was diagnosed with Leigh’s disease about two years ago after years of diagnostic testing. 328 more words

A Better Life

Identifying Possible Common Ancestors Utilizing Multiple Tests

There is a significant amount of confusion about DNA matching and which ancestors and ancestral lines can match in which way.

To review, there are 4 different kinds of DNA that we can utilize for genealogy, the Y DNA for males, mitochondrial, X chromosome and autosomal DNA for both males and females.  1,381 more words


Lazarus Dodson, Revolutionary War Veteran, 52 Ancestors #27

When I first started researching Lazarus Dodson, Sr., he seemed impossibly vague.  He moved from place to place throughout his life, across states and on the frontier of early America in areas not yet states, and never left a forwarding, or return, address.  9,912 more words


WikiTree Announces DNA Ancestor Confirmation Aid

The following press release was provided by WikiTree.  I was pleased to be able to preview the new DNA Ancestor Confirmation Aid.  If people will actually use WikiTree for their ancestors, and enter their DNA information, especially in mitochondrial lines where there is no common surname to follow…this new tool holds a great deal of promise.  664 more words


Recognizing Myself

At that 8th grade graduation party in Alsip (previous post) a girl sat down in front of me and I became deeply quiet, suddenly. I recognized myself in her. 94 more words


Elisabetha Mehlheimer (c1800-c1851) and Her Scandinavian Mito-Cousins, 52 Ancestors #24

We know very little about Elisabetha Mehlheimer.  Were it not for her daughter’s children’s christening records, we wouldn’t know anything at all.

What do we know?   5,635 more words

Mitochondrial DNA