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Why is family history so difficult? (3)

To recap:

Previous posts in this sequence here:  one, two

The following line graphs show that decline in the frequency of the top three names was steeper. 152 more words


we are God's Royal Priesthood!

But ye are a chosen generation, A ROYAL PRIESTHOOD, an holy nation, a peculiar people; that ye should shew forth the praises of him who hath called you out of darkness into his marvellous light… 159 more words

Jesus Christ

John Gordon of Forgue, Auchabar, Comisty & Dummuie

John Gordon of Forgue, Aberdeenshire is my 6x great grandfather A Gateway Ancestor, the son of a Jacobite rebel, James Gordon of Cobairdy Esquire and Lady Mary Forbes.

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Ethnicity analysis: DNA versus archival results

I was just comparing my mother’s ethnicity breakdown from Ancestry DNA with what I have in my family tree. I’m not addressing trace results here, just the ethnicities Ancestry assigned with confidence. 240 more words

The unsolved enigma of early human migration

It can be hard enough to remember who your second cousin once removed is. So it’s not surprising that tracing back the family tree to work out what the earliest humans were up to hundreds of thousands of years ago is quite a challenge. 31 more words

Ancient DNA

Why is family history so difficult (2)

This post continues analysis of the decline in popularity of traditional first names in England and Wales and in Andrew’s Kindred (my own family tree) ( 358 more words


Bootsadle - I Found It!

No, I’m not losing my mind. True – I did spend all day yesterday at genealogy class on DNA and since my brain is not science/math oriented, I… 945 more words