Friday, February 5, 2016

Ancestry DNA Testing

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Personally, I have been tested through Ancestry.com and have also tested several family members.
The test is easy to take and attaching the results to my tree has allowed me to connect to several cousins and helped further my research.

  • My ethnic breakdown was a little surprising as I am much more "Viking" than German, and by testing other members of my family I have been able to separate out the ethnicities a lot easier.
  • I have also been able to narrow down matches quicker than if I had just tested myself.
  • In addition, by testing the oldest member of my family (my since deceased 93 year old great aunt), I have been able to make connections that didn't show up strongly for me.  Since she is 2 generations closer to my ancestors, some matches that were on the 8th or so page on my matches were on the 1st or 2nd page of hers.

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Monday, February 1, 2016

Genealogy Selfie Day

In case you haven't heard, February 1 has been proclaimed as "Genealogy Selfie Day" by ConferenceKeeper and GeneaBloggers.  You can read more about it here: Genealogy Selfie Day.
So, here is my #GenealogySelfie, taken in my home office.

Friday, January 15, 2016

2016 Maryland Area Genealogy Speakers

2016 promises a couple of must attend events for family historians in the Maryland area.

First, on Saturday, March 26, 2016, Judy G. Russell (A.K.A. The Legal Genealogist) is speaking at the Pratt Library Annual Genealogy Lecture.
Get the details for the lecture here: Pratt Annual Genealogy Lecture: Judy G. Russell, The Legal Genealogist
This is a free event but you should register by calling the library.

And then on Saturday, April 16, 2016, Dick Eastman is speaking at the Baltimore County Genealogical Society's Spring Seminar.
Get the details for the seminar here: Baltimore County Genealogical Society Spring Seminar: Dick Eastman
The seminar is open to all, no membership needed but the $30 non-member seminar fee will include membership to the society to the end of 2016.  The member fee for the seminar is $15.

Both events are sure to fill up so register NOW!