SNGF: My Female Ancestors and Their Age at Death

SNGF: My Female Ancestors and Their Age at Death

This week’s Saturday Night Genealogy Challenge from Randy’s GeneaMusings website is to calculate the age at death of five generations of female ancestors.  I’ll be using RootsMagic to help me with this task. Mother: Still Going Strong Grandmothers Anna (Jackson) Shellabarger (1912-2006) – 93 yrs Anna (Mazeres) Lassalle (1897-1984) – 86 yrs Great Grandmothers Margaret (Jones) Jackson (1880-1965) 84 yrs Maria Espirito Santo (de Braga) Pacheco (1876-1938) 61 yrs Brigitte Breilh (1871-1959) 87 yrs Elizabeth Segalas (1857-1938) 80 yrs Great…

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My Best Genealogy Advice? Keep Searching!

My Best Genealogy Advice? Keep Searching!

I know that it is easy to get discouraged when researching your family tree.  Sometimes it seems you search and search and get nowhere.  Databases don’t include your ancestors.  When they do, they don’t reveal the one bit of information you were hoping for. But, my best advice to those who are frustrated is to keep searching. Don’t Give Up Researching Your Family Tree! You might say “But, I’m already beating my head up against the wall.  Why would I…

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FamilySearch Worldwide Indexing Event is Here

FamilySearch Worldwide Indexing Event is Here

Every year FamilySearch.org holds a worldwide indexing event.  The object is to get as many volunteers as possible transcribing as many genealogy records.  We all win as projects are completed.  People can do as little or as much as they like. I participated last year.  I transcribed California naturalization records.  I enjoyed helping out, this year I’m doing it again.  If you’ve never participated, all you need to do is download the indexing software.  After than, do a couple of…

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The Golden State Warriors Historic 73 Wins in a Season Brings Back Sports Memories

The Golden State Warriors Historic 73 Wins in a Season Brings Back Sports Memories

The Golden State Warriors did something in 2016 that no other team in NBA history had done before.  They won 73 games in one season.  They had to surpass the powerful Chicago Bulls teams of the 1990s to do so.  They did it in style.  Breaking the record on the very last day of the 2016 season. The Warriors broke several records this season.  Stephen Curry became the MVP by setting the 3 point record.  He ended the regular season…

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Three Cousins, Three Different Amounts of DNA Shared

Three Cousins, Three Different Amounts of DNA Shared

I  have three cousins who have had their DNA tested. Three cousins who match me (thank goodness). Three completely different amounts of DNA passed down. How is that possible? Recombination. My three cousins and I have all taken autosomal DNA tests. As I understand it, although everyone who descends from a specific ancestor carries that person’s DNA, not everyone carries it on the same chromosomes or carries the same amount on the same chromosomes. That is called  recombination. With each…

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