Published by DNA-eXplained: Ethnicity Testing – A Conundrum

Ethnicity results from DNA testing.  Fascinating.  Intriguing.  Frustrating.  Exciting.  Fun. Challenging.  Mysterious.  Enlightening.  And sometimes wrong.  These descriptions all fit.  Welcome to your personal conundrum!  The riddle of you!  If you’d like to understand why your ethnicity results might not have been what you expected, read on! Today, about 50% of the people taking autosomal DNA […]

http://dna-explained.com/2016/02/10/ethnicity-testing-a-conundrum/

Published by LegalGenalogist: Being transported

What that meant, what it means By the time you read these words of The Legal Genealogist, it will be sometime Monday, February 8th, in my home country of the United States. But it will already be Tuesday, February 9th, in Australia. Which is where The Legal Genealogist will be, by the time you read…

http://www.legalgenealogist.com/blog/2016/02/08/being-transported/

Published by Ancestry: How I Became Chinese: The Story of One Woman’s Search for her Chinese Roots

Beijing, Summer 2008. Standing on a corner near the Silk Road, just a few blocks from my hotel, thousands of Chinese passed me by. They were all hurrying somewhere. Not me. That day, I had no destination; I just wanted to see if a Chinese metropolis like Beijing had the hustle and bustle of my……

http://blogs.ancestry.com/ancestry/2016/02/08/how-i-became-chinese-the-story-of-one-womans-search-for-her-chinese-roots/

Published by GenealogyAdventures: My first African ancestor discovered

When it comes to African American genealogy, finding an African ancestor seems like a pipe-dream. It’s like winning the lottery jackpot. It’s the holy grail. The idea of it seems so impossible, it brings to mind an image of Don Quixote fighting windmills – well, it does to my literary mind at any rate. Thanks […]

https://genealogyadventures.wordpress.com/2016/02/10/my-first-african-ancestor-discovered/

Published by Dick Eastman: Check your Google Security, Receive an Additional 2 Gigabytes of Storage Space on Google Drive for FREE

If you use Google Docs, Gmail, and/or Google Search (and who doesn’t?), Google wants you to check your security settings on the service. If you do, you will receive an additional 2 gigabytes of storage space on Google Drive free of charge. You can check your Google security settings at https://goo.gl/7KmDBk. I just went through…

http://blog.eogn.com/2016/02/09/check-your-google-security-receive-an-additional-2-gigabytes-od-storage-space-on-google-drive-for-free/

Published by LegalGenalogist: Fold3 and the 1812 pensions

Yes, really, free is free Every so often, The Legal Genealogist is confident, the planets align, the stars twinkle just so, the sun kicks off solar flares of some intensity — and the internet goes complete crazy. You’ve seen this, I’m sure, at one time or another, with some piece of utter misinformation that just…

http://www.legalgenealogist.com/blog/2016/01/21/fold3-and-the-1812-pensions/

Published by FamilySearch: Finding Irish Marriage Records

I have been researching my Irish roots for over 50 years.  When I want to search for an Irish marriage record, I go to FamilySearch and to GenealogyBank to get the details. I use FamilySearch because it has the preeminent collection of Irish church and governmental registers, and GenealogyBank because it was common for Irish…

https://familysearch.org/blog/en/finding-irish-marriage-records/

Published by Dick Eastman: Exact Location of Hangings of the Salem Witch Trials of 1692 has been Identified

Proctor’s Ledge has now been identified as the exact location of the gallows used to execute 19 innocent people during the Salem Witch Trials of 1692. The site was confirmed as the hanging site last week by the Gallows Hill Project, a group of seven scholars who spent the past five years pinning down the…

http://blog.eogn.com/2016/01/18/exact-location-of-hangings-of-the-salem-witch-trials-of-1692-has-been-identified/