Tag Archives: atDNA

Cousin Dawn & the Appleton Ancestors

In the presentation I am giving next Wednesday evening at the Scarborough Museum on “Social Networking for Genealogy,” I emphasize the importance of connections. Connections with people and connecting with cousins are among the best. A cousin, who is into … Continue reading

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My Paternal Brick Wall

Is my biggest brick wall is shattered? Thanks to genetic genealogy, I believe my biggest brick wall has finally been knocked down, shattered, destroyed. I now have a huge lead as to who my biological father is. Searching for who … Continue reading

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My Response to Ancestry’s “Business” Decisions

I have never done a rant before, but I think it is finally time….  RANT ON I used to really like Ancestry. They were my go-to company for everything genealogical. However, over the past couple years, they have really let … Continue reading

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Autosomal DNA Results and Indie [Jackson]

[I recently received a question from a friend whose DNA results I manage.] Q: I was looking over these results & I’m confused. I have always been told that my biological father’s mother was like half Cherokee Indian. I didn’t … Continue reading

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John F Montran (c.1867-c.1897)

John F. Montran This has been a really good week for me. I continued working on my great grandfather, John Montran. John F. Montran & Ida Birth Registry entry.Michigan, Births, 1867-1902 Dept. of Vital Records, (Lansing, MI, )  https://familysearch.org/ark:/61903/1:1:NQFY-FWL. I learned his … Continue reading

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Social Networking & Mother-in-Law’s atDNA Results

Social Networking I was out of town last week for personal business and didn’t have a chance to do any genealogical activity while gone.  I’m back now and am putting the final touches on my Social Networking for Genealogy presentation … Continue reading

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Parents of Catherine Thomas Jones – Angley Project

Finding a woman’s parents is often difficult, but sometimes it can be easy if you use good technique. Thanks to Newspapers.com, Family Search, and Ancestry.com, I was able to quickly determine the parents of Catherine Thomas, who are a set of second great-grandparents … Continue reading

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Book Review – Finding Family

Book Review – Finding Family: My Search for Roots and the Secrets in My DNA by Richard Hill Review by Don Taylor I don’t often read books for entertainment. I read a lot of magazines and articles on the Internet, … Continue reading

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My genetic genealogy activities – Feb 2015

Maze, near to Horningsham, Wiltshire, Great Britain Photo by Brian Robert Marshall via Geograph – Creative Commons License 2.0. At times, I feel like I’m lost in a maze of DNA possibilities. I start down what looks like it will be … Continue reading

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Happy New Year – 2015

Happy New Year!   I hope your holidays have been a lovely and joyous as mine and that your New Year be safe and prosperous. In ending my 2014 year I thought I’d update everyone on what I anticipate for … Continue reading

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