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Cheddar Man and Me

My son recently sent off for a DNA kit to discover his health risks.  He was given a £20 voucher to ‘refer a friend’, which was how I came to send off for one as well. 531 more words


What, we're not from Mississippi?

As long as I can remember, my mother Ruth Washington, told me that our family was originally from Mississippi.  Mom and Uncle Thomas were born in Tennessee and my Aunt Lillian was born in Kentucky. 276 more words


Free Access to Early New England Family History Research Resources, October 18-25

Genealogists! Do you have ancestors in New England? here’s a freebie for you through October 25th. “From October 18 to October 25, New England Historic Genealogical Society (NEHGS) is offering FREE access to essential resources for early New England family history research…. 47 more words

Useful Stuff

The Underground Railroad at Pleasant Hill

When I was young, I’d go driving with my grandfather Ed Drake, and he would often point out local landmarks and tell me little tidbits about each place. 1,794 more words

Family History

From England to Indiana, Part 3

This is the third post in a series discussing the handwritten family history of Isaac Casbon and his descendants. This post focuses on Thomas Casbon’s emigration to the United States with his family. 770 more words


State Archives of North Carolina Puts Troop Returns Collection Online

The North Carolina State Archives have put militia records from the 18th and 19th centuries online. “The Troop Returns from the State Archives of North Carolina Military Collection are now available online via the North Carolina Digital Collections. 27 more words

New Resources

Santa Rosa, Guatemala

Built between 1580 and 1592, this Spanish led engineering project was commanded by Antonio Bernasconi. Don’t miss reading this blog and watching the video!