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A Skeleton Found in a Castle Could Be the Key to Cracking a 17th-Century Cold Case

Today, any scandal by a member of the United Kingdom’s royal family will likely end up plastered on the front page of gossip magazines. But for centuries, intrigue among blue bloods carried much deadlier consequences. 31 more words

Ancient DNA

Jinns, dybbuks and ghosts...frightening new movies for this Halloween season (part 2 of 3)

At Narratio Vitae (“life story” in Latin), we constantly encounter the undying reflections of our clients’ pasts, and we revel in the thrill of a good ghost story.   119 more words


Ancestral Rot

British roots define
particular brand of
peculiarity – shared
claustrophobia –

fear of closeness;
need to lie down,
separate myself,
am married now

childless dreams… 36 more words


E is for ...

From: Reaney, P H, (ed. Wilson, R M), 1997, Oxford Dictionary of English Surnames, 3rd ed., OUP, Oxford, and/or The Internet Surname Database (ISD), unless otherwise stated. 153 more words

Family History

# Finding25: “The root of the root….of a tree called life”

This post is part of a series called #Finding25 which features investigations into the people, places, and things that have helped shaped who I am. The #Finding25 series is a personal project that will accumulate in the production of my… 1,124 more words


Finding My Native American Roots

Searching for your ancestors can be the most rewarding thing you do, and yet the most frustrating, as well.

It’s rewarding because:

  • You find out about people you didn’t know were related to you.
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