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Hawthorne, Lovecraft, and Puritans

Not many these days have a positive word or even a neutral word to say about Puritans and Puritanism, so the following passage is a rare find: 219 more words


Flash Non-Fiction Challenge: Share Your Spooky Experiences

The Spirits of Melrose Abbey

I am the family historian in my family, but little did I know at the time that I visited Melrose Abbey in the spring of 2009 that I had family ties to the place. 391 more words


Parabon Seeks Volunteers for DNA Kinship Study to Help Identify Fallen Soldiers

Reston, Va. (Ammoland.com) — Parabon NanoLabs (Parabon) announced today a call for participants in a research study, sponsored by the U.S. Department of Defense (DoD), in which DNA samples from distant relatives will be analyzed to develop innovative kinship and ancestry algorithms and associated laboratory methods to extend familial matching beyond current capabilities.



I’ve been living in Daventry for nearly seven years, now, and most of that time I have, as far as I know, been the only Scandinavian here. 334 more words


This Is A Test. Please Stand By.

I am thrilled to share some news with you. My parents purchased a 23andMe Home DNA Kit as my birthday present. While I would love to say I received this gift like a mature newly-minted 34 year old, with calm dignity and an appreciative and respectful hug of gratitude, what I actually did was squeal with delight and busted into my Happy Dance for 15 minutes, scaring the dog in the process. 413 more words


The Thin Gauze of Doubt and The Multiverse

The scene is one I can imagine centuries ago. A young man overlooking his homeland, within his reach a promise of a career to ensure him of a great life. 1,037 more words



Most Recent Common Ancestors are the key to finding family, when you have nothing except a handful of DNA matches to go on. 671 more words