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What's in the DNA?

“The greatest history book ever written is the one hidden in our DNA.” – Dr. Spencer Wells

I have long wanted to test my DNA, and that of my husbands, to see what clues and interesting discoveries we can learn. 470 more words


5 July 2015: Ancestry.com to promote a book? Huh?

Really this post is about thinking about thinking outside the box when it comes to book promotion.  With that in mind, read on …

So I was combing through some old emails I hadn’t gotten to yet when I found one from Ancestry.com saying I had some “Hints,” or possible record matches for some folks in the family tree I built on their site.   427 more words

Jennifer Geoghan

Steamships and Immigration: Experience #Segwun at Muskoka Wharf

On the trail of my Jestin ancestors I discovered an aspect of Canadian immigration history of which I was unaware: The Steamboat Era. In May of 1827, Richard Jestin and his family boarded a steamboat in Quebec City to steam up river to Montreal. 408 more words


Genealogy News and Interesting Links - 7/3/15

(If you have genealogy / family history news of interest that you’d like me to share, please email me at sreed1234@gmail.com)

Finding Your Roots postponed… 114 more words


Ancestry App Version 6.6.1 — #Genealogy  #Technology

Version 6.6.1 of Ancestry.com ‘s App changes the UX (User Experience) in two noticeable ways:

  1. Tapping on an individual takes you immediately to the profile (not just select and alter tree branch paths)
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Search your family for free this July 4th!

Ancestry is offering free access to many records that pertain to the original 13 colonies this July 4th weekend.  If you haven’t started your family research, this might be a perfect time to cross that item off your to-do list!  19 more words


I Saw Dead People - Part 1

You may remember the line from the movie Sixth Sense when an innocent young boy looks off in the distance and very seriously says “I see dead people”.  507 more words