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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...

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...

October 9, 2017

Once again the science of DNA has helped me find and solve another family mystery. This is the 4th time that using DNA has been able to definitively prove family relationships and I think it is amazing.

When I first decided to have my own DNA tested, it was to prove/dis...

October 7, 2017

Our Canadian Thanksgiving holiday is here, and while this may seem odd to my American neighbours, this is yet another subtle difference between our two common cultures.

This past year I discovered that I descend from some of the original Pilgrim's that came over to Mass...

September 14, 2017

Several months ago I noted that some of my other famous cousins (Andrew & Elisabeth Shue, Frank W. Woolworth and others) were related to one of the Silver Screen's legends, Humphrey Bogart.

I could not immediately find a connection and put the task of tracing this celeb...

September 4, 2017

I cannot believe that it is already September and this is the Labour Day Weekend. Before we know it, the leaves will all be changing and the snow will be flying once again here in the Great White North.

I've spent most of today updating my family research and adding som...

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