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Dorothy K's story

In the second of our grandmother pieces, Jackie’s granny was a gamekeeper’s daughter:


My paternal grandmother, Dorothy, was a powerful influence in my, and my sisters, lives. 1,835 more words


I took the Ancestry DNA Test. Here's What I Found.

This blog post has been a long time coming. I didn’t think to blog about my experience with Ancestry initially because everything was so new and exciting and deeply personal. 728 more words

It's Called Life

Ancestral Portals #Writephoto

Inspired by Sue Vincent’s #writephoto prompt.
And by my DNA results from Ancestry.com

Ancestral Portals

Infinite portals illuminate the hollows
of forgotten origins, lost migrations… 241 more words

D. Wallace Peach

On Names (A cnf excerpt)

I’ve been thinking about changing my name to make it something that’s mine. Names are identity and my identity is something that has never been given to me by my mother or father. 1,179 more words


Past and Present

I don’t know who I am. I’m not speaking philosophically. I’m referring to a literal understanding of my family roots. There’s supposed to be a lot of German in my family tree on my dad’s side. 976 more words

Willie Nelson - y'all are cousin

Notice # 422 shows Willie and I are 8th cousins through our MRCA, Mary Jane Wilkerson (1697-1758).  Mary Jane apparently was able to give birth to a daughter, the next in Willie’s ancestral line, 9 years BEFORE she was born: Martha Lee Corbin (1688-1793).  15 more words