Gene Notes

Some random and some not-so-random thoughts on family history.

Thursday, October 13, 2016

The Post DNA Post

Over a year ago, my DH and I got the results of our DNA testing. I had lots of hits - especially the leaf hints on my DNA because I linked a tree to my results. Hubs had lots of "4th cousins or closer" but none of the leaf hints in his DNA result. Most of the "4th cousins or closer" still don't have a linked family tree. Blah!

Now, if my in-laws didn't lie to me/us, I can trace my DH's line back to Poland, and in one instance back into the 1760s. I had one person contact me because we had a link, but that person still hasn't shared their tree.

Color me frustrated. Yes, my DH is an only child. I know who his first cousins are and I think I've met all but one of the living ones.  You would think we'd start filling in some more blanks. Nope. My big concern, still, is the 46% European Jewish result we got. I was so gobsmacked by that, that I had our daughters tested, because that just couldn't be right, could it? I was gobsmacked again because one daughter is 25% and the other 19% European Jewish. Who knew?

If you have done or are intending to have DNA done, link your tree to your results. That's when it works best.

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Saturday, June 4, 2016

The Memorial Says It All

I have been working the last few days on finding Indiana death certificates from 1899 to 2011 on I have worked my way down the list of people who I suspect died there (Percivals, Chinns, Kirtleys, etc.) to those I know died there. Today, I hit Julia Owens nee Stannard. I knew how she died, but the Find-a-Grave Memorial here says it all.

Here is the report in the Utica (NY) Newspaper.

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Wednesday, June 1, 2016

Busy Spring Time

It's been a few weeks since I last blogged. It was a very busy month of May. Husband and I moved some stuff around in the yard and relocated our garden. I like the new location. It gets 6 hours of sunlight followed by some shade. If the darn critters would stay out of my raised beds that would be good. They decimated my cantaloupe plants.

When shopping for some plants, I picked up a large pot single-handed. Big mistake number one. Big mistake number two? Not wrapping it. Here I am about two weeks later, with a wrist brace. It makes typing less painful but also gets in the way.

I've attended a few webinars on the Legacy Family Tree Webinar site recently. Very informative. While waiting for the webinar to start on Wednesday, I discovered Indiana death certificates. Oh yeah! Found a Percival I didn't know about on! Very cool.

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