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April 24, 2019

For the past few months I have been spending a significant amount of time continuing my research into my family's history. While doing this, I have made contact with a few other distant relatives (thank you DNA!) and have discovered hundreds of new and interesting rela...

December 8, 2018

It has been a couple of weeks since my last blog post and in that time I have found another exciting cache of ancestors, and even a few living relatives.

My ties to the United States continue to grow as I discover more and more famous relatives. My latest discoveries in...

November 25, 2018

It has been awhile since my last blog post, and for that I apologize to my regular readers. On October 4th, I lost my father and, as you can imagine, writing a blog post was the last thing on my mind. 

With the passing of another generation of my family, my thoughts tur...

September 7, 2018

After taking a hiatus from Ancestry.com for a few months, I have restarted my family history research. I think the break from spending countless hours digging through historic records and researching DNA matches was helpful and it allowed me to focus on rewriting and r...

May 8, 2018

     After years of having a full membership to Ancestry.com's global sites, I have cancelled my membership.

     When I first joined Ancestry, I found the site to be helpful, easy to navigate and the cost of the membership was reasonable. However, at $29...

May 1, 2018

     You've just received your DNA test results, possibly through Ancestry.com, and when you check your results you notices a large number of matches. This is exciting as you are about to embark on a journey of discovering your ancestral past, and may even be able to c...

April 21, 2018

Without really trying, I seem to have become a DNA detective, and it is both a fun and frustrating hobbie.

Through a combination of good old fashioned ancestry research and using DNA science, I have been able to unravel many family mysteries these past few years. I have...

April 17, 2018

     Family history research can be fun, frustrating and filled with surprises. After almost 20 years of family history research, I can attest to this first hand.

     In my seemingly never-ending quest to discover my past, I have found all sorts of surpr...

April 15, 2018

A few years ago I started using DNA testing to assist with discovering more about my heritage after hitting a wall in my research. I had found these roadblocks to be extremely frustrating and, not being one who gives up easily (or at all!), I thought I would take a DNA...

March 23, 2018

For the past 2 years I have been working to try and locate a common ancestor with Gwen, a lady who contacted me regarding a DNA match. The match showed that we were distant cousins, but we were unable to immediately find our common ancestors.

Undeterred, Gwen and I bega...

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