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BRCA mutations and planning my future

I remember the waiver I had to sign before getting my Promethese results. That if DNA testing revealed any serious genetic issues, I was to tell a doctor as soon as possible. 368 more words


Chasing Family – Online Family Trees: To Post or Not to Post?

SPOILER ALERT – This post relates to the hobby of Genealogy.

I’ve been at this genealogy thing in one way or another for about 25 years now. 1,269 more words


James Thurber - 8th cousin, twice removed - timidly investigating.

James Thurber arises though one of my favorite named ancestors, Thankful Isham, my 5 times great grandmother.  Then, four more generations to the proposed MRCA, Elizabeth Ingraham (1628-1660).   58 more words


Norway - Census and Voter lists

The following are the Census and Voter lists I have found for Norway

1875 Norway Census on My Heritage

Images; 293,384 records

Norway, Select Census, 1875… 92 more words


Climbing the family tree

One thing that I have noticed recently, both online (I am getting up with all the jargon now!) and on the television, is that many people are enthusiastically researching their family history. 478 more words



This past week I learned that I am 37.3% British/Irish and that my fifteenth great-grandfather was Chief Dragging Canoe of the Cherokee.

Identity is a weird thing. 913 more words