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When is DNA not important to family history?

This post is by Wayne Shepheard

I have quite an old copy (dated 1984) of the Concise Oxford Dictionary on my bookshelf. I don’t think much has changed over the years since it was published so it remains a reliable reference for me. 852 more words

Bernard Williams: Why Philosophy Needs History

Bernard Williams’ piece originally from the LRB and reprinted in Essays and Reviews: 1959-2002 along with Colin Koopman’s commentary.


‘Lack of a historical sense is the hereditary defect of philosophers . 3,546 more words

Analytic Philosophy

52 Ancestors - #27 Joseph B Culpepper, Patriot

This challenge is set forth by No Story Too Small and this week’s theme is Independent.

I guess there is no better example of Independent than one of my grandfathers who fought for American independence in the American Revolution. 284 more words


Love genealogy? Go check out my new blog

So, for a whole bunch of reasons (some yet to be announced), I decided to create a new blog for all my genealogy content. You can find the first post… 57 more words


Heritage, Meet Treason

My paternal grandmother comes from an impeccable Southern heritage. I will outline some of her ancestry, very briefly, below.

Elisha Battle – Revolutionary War Patriot, Edgecombe County, NC… 655 more words