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English, Danish, Irish, French, Italian

Travel insurance company WorldNomads has paired up with Ancestry.com and a slew of other partners to provide one winner and a guest with a trip anywhere in the world to explore their genealogical heritage. 782 more words


Deductive Reasoning

The wait was not long. Two days later I had a message waiting for me in my inbox.  Anna* had dinner with her mom and dad and after some discussion seemed to have narrowed down the possibilities. 410 more words

Budding Detective

7.2-million-year-old pre-human fossils challenge modern human evolution theory

A jawbone discovered by German troops in Athens during the Second World War could be evidence that apes and humans diverged 200,000 years earlier than the current theory says. 29 more words

Ancient DNA

The Red Hand

What’s up with the Red Hand? I recently sent to you a patch with the Red Hand on it. When you travel Ireland and especially Northern Ireland, you see the Red Hand everywhere.   369 more words


Who Am I Doing This For?

This past week has got me thinking about why I’m doing genealogy…who am I doing this for? Is it simply for my own personal purposes, or is it for both personal and wider familial purposes? 558 more words

100% European

In the past few years I’ve become increasingly interested in DNA ancestry testing services such as 23andMe. This is mainly a consequence of years spent living and travelling abroad and fielding questions about myself. 447 more words