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Yaroslav I of Kiev

On this day, 20 February, 1054, Yaroslav I “The Wise” of Kiev died. He was my two-times 30th great-grandfather through his grandson Philippe I and through his grandson… 664 more words


RJ's Roots

I’m tempted to do a DNA ancestry, but I’d risk finding out Trump and I are related.

That would really suck.

Comic Commentary

Presidents Day

Since today, 20 February, is neither Lincoln’s birthday (12 February 1809) nor Washington’s birthday (22 February 1732), I’ve purposed to leave off the apostrophe in the title of today’s post. 656 more words


Ancestry DNA Results are In!!

How can you know who you are without knowing where you come from? -Cherise

Many African Americans history of themselves start at the beginning of slavery (mainly because that’s what we’re taught from  American school systems).

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Rule number one

If your ancestor had no children, he’s not your ancestor. Period. Let’s say Henry married Judy, a widow with 5 kids. If you’re a descendant of Judy, that does not make Henry your ancestor. 334 more words


K is for ...

Based on: Reaney, P H, (ed. Wilson, R M), 1997, Oxford Dictionary of English Surnames, 3rd ed., OUP, Oxford, unless otherwise stated.


Earliest in Andrew’s Kindred:  Elizabeth Keen, born about 1808, Derbyshire. 137 more words

Family History

Kylemore Abbey, Connemara

Giants’ knuckles and trickling veins/ cold marble/ burning peat/ and on mossy stones,/ fairy graves.