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Gnome ancestry for Shadow of the Demon Lord


A hundred years ago, the Faerie Queen stripped the Gnomes of their Faerie talents and banished them, for a crime everybody remembers. Their incessant tinkering with technology and technomancy was all fine and good, up until the tar-powered steam engine started dragging itself through the landscape on iron rails. 1,177 more words


Edith Aileen Hassett (nee Wharton; Smith), 1903-1963

Edith Aileen Hassett has arguably been the most interesting person in the Anglo Indian Project so far. From marrying her half-cousin to lying about her age… 926 more words


Rational Security, Episode #39: The "He Said, Xi Said" Edition

Has the Obama administration outplayed China on cyber spying? The Taliban is on the march in Afghanistan. What does this mean for the future of U.S. 53 more words

Rational Security

Fulk III, 30th Great-Grandfather

My 30th great-grandfather was an extreme personality.  He was a crusader and founder of religious orders.  He was also a completely furious nut with little restraint.   3,709 more words


A Family Casualty: 12 October 1915 Dewsbury Tram Disaster – “It’s just like Ypres”

Tuesday 12 October 1915: the day when the runaway 4.10 afternoon tram from Earlsheaton wreaked havoc in Dewsbury town centre, eliciting comparisons to war-torn Belgium. One soldier witnessing the aftermath exclaimed “ 1,091 more words

Family History

Long Lost Histories: Burton House and Mills, Tyldesley

Tyldesley, in Greater Manchester is a town that was built on the industries of coal mining and cotton weaving. Unlike its neighbouring towns and villages, such as Atherton, Leigh and Astley there are no physical remains of these great industries in Tyldesley but little clues like “Factory Street” reveal the towns heritage. 570 more words


Missing and Small Matches

One of the pleasures of having multiple generations tested is the ability to make comparisons.  Like many DNA testers, I’d love to track the source of each match’s connection and… 1,779 more words

Genetic Genealogy