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Ethnicity Estimates and Britishness – 2017 Edition

Lets face it, “Ethnicity Estimates”, analysing your DNA to break down your ancestry into different regional world populations, are fun. In certain circumstances it can be useful for a genealogist, for example researching an unknown recent ancestor. At a more general … Continue reading

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Harahorn Norwegian Small Batch Gin – something, something, Viking, something, something

I must admit I wasn’t planning to do another gin review so soon after the last one, however last weekend was World Gin Day and needed to be celebrated as such. The gin I picked out was one I bought … Continue reading

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Masons Yorkshire Gin Review – not The One Gin To Rule Them All

“I have come, but I do not choose now to do what I came to do. I will not do this deed” So spoke Frodo Baggins as he stood at the Crack of Doom contemplating casting the One Ring into … Continue reading

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The Chapmans: Hawnby, Nova Scotia and Methodism

Many genealogists search for a “Gateway Ancestor”. This is an ancestor who has a well- known and documented link to other ancestors further back in time. This link is normally back to a royal line, a famous person or, for … Continue reading

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WhoDoYouThinkYouAreLive! 2017 – a short summary

Yesterday I made my annual day-trip to WhoDoYouThinkYouAre?-Live (hereafter WDYTYA?Live – please don’t make me write it out long-form again). This is the United Kingdom’s premier genealogy show. Originally held in London, it’s now moved to warehouse that is the … Continue reading

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Lidl Schwarzwald Gin Review

This is something of an oddball gin. It’s sold through the Lidl supermarket chain in Germany and branded quite plainly as Schwarzwald distilled Dry Gin. The gin is distilled by the privately-owned Edelbranntweinbrennerei Bimmerle KG deep in the heart of … Continue reading

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REWE Diamond of Marrakesh Gin Review

This gin is a bit of an odd sausage. It’s made for the REWE supermarket group here in Germany. The REWE Group (pronounced Re-ve) is Germany’s second largest supermarket chain. To give you an idea of how ubiquitous they are … Continue reading

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