I just had a great chuckle. I downloaded the Ontario Genealogical Society 2016 Conference App. from Google Play. Listed underneath the application, as the top download also downloaded by others who downloaded the OGS Conference 2016 App? Addiction Biology.
Oh I have seen all the comics about how we Genealogists/Family Historians are up to all hours hunched over our computer keyboards, how we are neglectful of our significant others, how our homes fall down around us from that same neglect…it goes on and on. We do have a singular passion. We are almost driven to find the answers to all our Family mysteries. But is it really an addiction? Continue reading “Down The Rabbit Hole Again”
Recently on WikiTree someone asked me ‘Dumb question, What are Haplogroups?’
Thinking it was not a dumb question at all I gave the following answer.
A haplogroup is a grouping of common patrilineal or matrilineal lines who share a common ancestor. The main haplogroups are divided by letter, and smaller sub-divisions by letter and number. For example H is a very large group, H1 is a subgroup of H, H1a is a subgroup of H1, and so on. The further you narrow it down the closer in years the common ancestor is. Continue reading “Haplogroups Most Recent Common Ancestor”
CW, as stated in the first post about Cluster Genealogy, has had every possible DNA test one could have. So one of the first things I did was look at his surname DNA project and his results as compared to others who match him closely.
For those who need a little help to find DNA projects, simply type the Surname you are interested in into a search engine, “Smith DNA Project”, and if there is a DNA project for the surname it will pop up. Oh! What we did before the internet! Editorial comments aside, it’s pretty easy to find. One note of caution, do not copy and post information directly from the DNA project to anywhere public. Continue reading “Cluster Genealogy – 2 DNA & Geography”