Published by Dna-eXplained: We Match…But Are We Related?

Last week, I received this question from a reader, we’ll call him Jim: “I match Susie on the HVR1 and HVR2 regions of our mitochondrial DNA….but I was just wondering….are we related?’ Well, the answer is yes…and maybe. You see, the answer hinges on the definition of the word “related.” If Jim means related at any point […]

Published by MyRootsMyBlog: First Episode Of Finding Your Roots

Did you miss the first episode of Finding Your Roots featuring artist Kara Walker, political organizer Donna Brazile and actor Ty Burrell? Well click here to see what you missed. I personally think this was a good episode.

Published by LegalGenalogist: A matter of materiality

Locking up the witness It’s a natural human phenomenon: we all tend to root for the underdog. That was driven home this week after Monday’s blog post about a rather gruesome murder in Arkansas Territory that came to The Legal Genealogist‘s attention while — no surprise here! — poking through an old statute book. The…

Published by TheFamilyKalamazoo: Farm Life 100 Years Ago

Looking through my computer files (such a mess!), I found an old Word document I thought I’d share with you. When my daughter was 10 she wanted to be a paperdoll centerfold for American Girl magazine. One of the requirements was to interview female living relatives about their childhoods. Her oldest female relative that we […]

Published by Legacy Family Tree: Legacy Genealogy Cruise 2016 announced! Southbound Alaska – September 2-9, 2016

The 13th annual Legacy Genealogy Cruise, to be held September 2-9, 2016, departs from Seward, Alaska aboard Royal Caribbean’s Radiance of the Seas ship and will feature top genealogy speakers including members of the Legacy Family Tree staff. We will cruise Alaska’s Inside Passage and visit the following ports: Seward Juneau Skagway Ketchikan Vancouver, BC Optional 6-Day Pre-Cruise…

Published by Ancestry: U.S. Probates are here!

What if I told you there was a record that could walk you through your ancestor’s house and tell you what he (or she) owned, room by room? What kind of tools he used in his business? How much livestock he owned? Would you be interested? Or what if there was a record that told…