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When they Start Asking, "Why do We Use Social Security Numbers?"

After all the Social Security numbers in America became compromised with a hack of government data, I wondered the same question that was asked on… 486 more words

Warning Signs

Ancestral Portals #Writephoto

Inspired by Sue Vincent’s #writephoto prompt.
And by my DNA results from Ancestry.com

Ancestral Portals

Infinite portals illuminate the hollows
of forgotten origins, lost migrations… 241 more words

D. Wallace Peach

When DNA proves your paper genealogy

I love DNA for genealogy research! And love when it all aligns and supports all the paper trail. Here is how I use it…

Let’s look at one of my favourite branches of the tree, the KEENANs. 266 more words


Helix Takes Clinical Genetic Testing Straight to Consumers

(Source: www.wired.com)

During a recent Uber ride, Madhuri Hegde’s driver asked her what she did for a living. The chief scientific officer for laboratory services at PerkinElmer, she prepared to bore him with a description of the tests her company had developed—most recently to flag serious… 1,096 more words


My DNA Story

A couple of months ago I took an Ancestry DNA test. The results came back last week. I have a whole load of matches that will be useful in my research including a second cousin on my dad’s side. 56 more words

Family History

Happiness, Meaning, Tied to Biology

Over the history of man, philosophers have debated the meaning of life and attempted to define happiness.  I posit that the key to happiness is in biological fulfillment.   476 more words


Genetic Link to Depression

A scientific research team led by Edinburgh University scanned the genetic code of 300,000 people and may have found a link between a person’s DNA and depression. 252 more words