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I'm so excited - Part Deux

So here I am about a week after I last posted about sending out for my DNA kit.  Well, I received it yesterday.  I should have taken pictures of the kit itself, but alas I was so excited about doing it that I just jumped right on in. 259 more words


Upcoming genealogy workshops: Touring the Midwest Genealogy Center, discovering your Irish ancestry, using labor union records, and more!

The Genealogy Branch will provide a series of workshops this summer to help you with your own research. They include a guided tour of the Midwest Genealogy Center, a course on using Ancestry.com, a workshop on using labor union records, and tips for researching your Irish ancestry. 566 more words

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Harlan. Who’s Harlan?

I’m looking at a small, black and white photograph of children on the steps of a white house, circa mid-1920s, judging by the age of my grandfather, Russell Short, who’s one of the older children in the picture. 1,915 more words


Are we searchers or researchers?

The 2015 Annual Conference of the National Genealogical Society in the United States has just ended – wish I could have been there!  I was very interested in some comments reported by the… 181 more words


Year of a Hundred Things - "Thing" #86, "Island Girl"

My sister sent her DNA into Ancestry.com back in December. I was only slightly surprised at the results since I’d been researching our family history for a decade. 228 more words


Memorial Day and Free Ancestry Accounts

For Memorial Day weekend (now through midnight Monday), Ancestry.com is offering free access to its U.S. Military Records collection. If you’re interested, be sure to use this link: … 104 more words


I'm So Excited

No I don’t have a new book coming out – but I should be done with book 3 (again) by the end of June with a look towards submitting (again) in July. 200 more words