Tag Archives: ancestors

What’s Up With The 12th Chromosome And My Maternal Haplogroup?

I am not a geneticist.  In this article I’m going to pose a couple of questions that are baffling and fascinating to me.  I realize that I can ensconce myself in a university library and learn all about it.  I’m … Continue reading

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How Genealogy Changed My Perceptions

As anyone who has read my blog knows, I have disappointment and anger toward my mother, which I have worked to put into perspective.  Right now a large number of females reading this are shaking their heads in agreement from … Continue reading

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Still Obsessed With DNA

This Christmas, I gave an ancestryDNA kit to my son and bought one for myself, as well. Whenever I get time, I work on our genealogy.  And it is always full of surprises. One branch of my family that we … Continue reading

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The Gravestone Whisperer

Both my husband and I are working on our respective genealogies.  With a vengeance. He is a Son of the American Revolution and a Mayflower Descendant.  I’m a Daughter of the American Revolution wannabe (paperwork done just not submitted it … Continue reading

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A Non-Morbid Cemetery Tour

The research into our family’s genealogy has taken me on a ride with surprising twists and turns.  Part of the process is finding places and dates where ancestors were born and died. Which led me to graves and gravestones. Find … Continue reading

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Letting The Genealogy Out Of The Bottle

“Mamoo, you have the same eyes and lips as this lady.”  I responded to my grandson with “Wow.”  Mamoo is the affectionate Gaelic word for grandmother, much like abuelita is the affectionate term in Spanish.  I have always identified myself … Continue reading

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Music or Books

Music or books.  Take your pick.  You have to choose.  Which would you give up? I don’t know about your family, but in mine we often had that discussion. Which is a little silly since we never had to make … Continue reading

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