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Lost Man, Found

Ever since I wrote about Thomas Casbon (b. 1840) of Peterborough, I’ve been wondering what happened to him.

You may recall that Thomas was fished out of the Thames in Greenwich and admitted to the Greenwich Union after an apparent suicide attempt in 1871. 994 more words


It's time to stop giving attention to "Ethnicity" and genetic admixture

Ancestry has made a lot of noise recently when they updated their Ethnicity estimates, and the now intensified debate about the “accuracy of DNA tests” and the confusion among the general public makes it clear: as a community of serious researchers, we need to be the voice of reason when it comes genetic admixture and call it out for dubiously valuable, largely inaccurate parlor trick that it is. 1,350 more words

Genetic Genealogy

Marysia Galbraith reblogged this on Uncovering Jewish Heritage and commented:

I don't know if anyone else was surprised by their revised DNA report following Ancestry's update. Here is an interesting reaction, which points out the problem with any claims about ethnic origin based on such genetic tests.

Book Review: The Researcher's Guide to American Genealogy 4th Edition by Val D. Greenwood

When it was originally published in 1973, The Researcher’s Guide to American Genealogy, by Val Greenwood, revolutionized its field. It was the first true textbook ever published about American genealogy. 1,034 more words


An interview with granddad

It was my family history writing group, and unusually as well as all the chat and reading out things we had written since the last meeting, we had an activity. 699 more words

Family Stories

Day 5 - Tracy Arm

Icebergs prevent us from getting right up Tracy Arm but we still have beautiful views to admire. It is too chilly to sit outside for long so we spend the morning in the Windjammer again, as breakfast blends in to coffee and then into lunch. 377 more words

Family History

My Maternal 16th. Great Scottish Grandfather, Angus MacDonald

Loch Laggan, Fersit, Scotland

Fersit, Scotland

Name: Angus MacDonald of Keppoch and Fersit, Scotland

Born: 1390 in Ross and Cromarty, Scotland

Married: about 1450 in Inverness-shire, Scotland to Catherine MacPhee of Lochaber… 430 more words


Son paid tribute to father killed in Great War in a novel way

LET’S carry on paying tribute to the men of Weymouth who gave their lives in the Great War.

from Dorset Echo | Looking Back https://ift.tt/2QTtWxn