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On Genealogy: Updated DNA Ethnicity Estimate

As you know, I'm a genealogy nut, or more like nerd. I love working on my family tree, although in the past 6-8 months I've barely looked at it more or less worked on it. I can't even remember the last genealogy blog I posted (hang on let me check --- other than a quick… Continue reading On Genealogy: Updated DNA Ethnicity Estimate

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On Genealogy: Jack Tripper is my 9th Cousin, 2x removed!

Rev. Obadiah Holmes definitely has some Famous Kin.  I've covered Abe Lincoln & Amelia Earhart and now I'm covering my connection to comedic legend,  John Ritter. Another descendant of Rev. Holmes, is Willis Carrier - the inventor of air conditioning (I really love this guy on hot, sticky, humid days!) - Carrier is his 8th great… Continue reading On Genealogy: Jack Tripper is my 9th Cousin, 2x removed!

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On Genealogy: Say What? I’m Connected To Amelia Earhart!

Aviation, this young modern giant, exemplifies the possible relationship of women and the creations of science. Although women have not taken full advantage of its use and benefits, air travel is as available to them as to men ~ Amelia Earhart My lineage just gets better and better!  To date I have discovered a relation… Continue reading On Genealogy: Say What? I’m Connected To Amelia Earhart!

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On Genealogy: I always knew I was a Princess! My Relation to King VIII of France!

Ok, I'm all over the place with this ancestry stuff.  I just moved, am sick in bed but can't stop researching.  Each line steers me to something new and exciting - I'm honestly just just jumping around when I find a new cool hint - I follow it and away I go - on a… Continue reading On Genealogy: I always knew I was a Princess! My Relation to King VIII of France!

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On Genealogy: My Connection to President Lincoln

So this was the MOST EXCITING ancestral find to date!  The connection, albeit distant - with the most impressive US Presidents of all time - Honest Abe is my 6th cousin 5x removed. I posted yesterday on my connection to Obadiah Holmes - the important member of the Baptist church who was whipped for his… Continue reading On Genealogy: My Connection to President Lincoln

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On Genealogy: Whipped for Baptist Beliefs – My Connection to Rev. Obadiah Holmes

Ok, it's safe to say we all know that I'm a genealogy NUT, I won't even try to deny it.  I love learning and I love history, especially when it comes to MY OWN.  They say to know where you're going, you've got to know where you've been.  I believe in knowing the trials, tribulations… Continue reading On Genealogy: Whipped for Baptist Beliefs – My Connection to Rev. Obadiah Holmes

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On Genealogy: My Genetic Ancestry DNA Results Are In!

I know I already posted a blog today.  But, as I was walking out the door, I got an email from Ancestry that my DNA results were in and I had to check them stat! If you've been a regular visitor to my blog, you'll likely know that I've been working hard on my family… Continue reading On Genealogy: My Genetic Ancestry DNA Results Are In!