Category Archives: Genealogy

RootsTech London 2019 – show report

“Build a Show and they will come” (or something like that). Those were the words of Steve Rockwood, President and CEO of FamilySearch during his keynote speech, opening the  RootsTech London 2019. He was, naturally, paraphrasing the famous line from … Continue reading

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Finding Roy’s Grandparent – How DNA testing helps your research

Foreword I have been involved in ‘genetic genealogy’ since I took a DNA test at 23andMe in 2012. Whilst I have found such testing interesting and occasionally useful, I’ve never used it for something “really important“. However, for the last … Continue reading

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Thornborough Henges, North Yorkshire

Normally I use this blog to write about genealogy, or gin. Today I’m a little off-topic as I recently changed the blog header image and just want to explain why. Long, long ago, when I first started this blog I … Continue reading

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Show Report – Family Tree Live – 26th/27th April 2019

Last weekend I got out of the house and actually out of the country to visit Family Tree Live, held at the rather spectacular Alexandra Palace in London . This is one of the many Family History shows on offer … Continue reading

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Genealogy Shorts – Identifying your Direct Line Ancestors in ancestry.com

Recently a online-discussion came up as to how to identify your direct ancestors when building a family-tree at ancestry.com. I can understand the discussion. Looking at a family tree on Ancestry, especially a descendant chart, can be confusing, even if … Continue reading

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John Stewart’s Other family – hiding in plain sight

Foreword: For genealogists researching British ancestors the UK Census records are a key primary source, especially for establishing core parent-child family relationships. In the following research I want to show how the censuses can sometimes provide insight into more extended-family relationships. … Continue reading

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Ancestry.com Ethnicity Update 2018 – A more precise Viking

Today (6th June 2018) I received an update to the Ethnicity Estimates created from my DNA at Ancestry.com. This is part of an updates to ethnicities that Ancestry.com are gradually rolling out. I thought it was worth reviewing the updates … Continue reading

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