This Genealogist Has So Much to Be Thankful For

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I could sit here and bore you with my long list of blessings:  my family, my dog, my continued ability to walk, fresh air, voting rights…and on and on and on.  But, I’d like to use this space to give thanks to a couple very special people who really made a mark on my genealogy […]


SNGF: Genealogy Resources and Usage

  For Randy’s Saturday Night Genealogy Fun Challenge this week, he has asked us to  fill out a survey.  Below are the questions with my answers.   1) Answer these questions in my survey about genealogy resources and usage:   a) Which genealogy software programs for your computer do you use (e.g., Family Tree Maker, […]


My DNA Results are in!


You all may remember that sometime in May I sent in my samples for a FTDNA Family Finder autosomal DNA test.  Well, my results are in! My roots are as follows: My father’s side:  entirely French back to at least 1600 My mother’s side:  paternal-Azorean (same island, Sao Miguel); maternal-English, Irish, and Welsh.  My Welsh […]