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Genealogy Shorts – Ancestry enables Two-Factor Authentication

I guess the title says it all. You can now use Two-factor Authentication (commonly written as 2FA) on your Ancestry Account. In Ancestry language it’s called Two-Step Verification. If you haven’t yet been exposed to this technology, 2FA requires that … Continue reading

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Hayman’s London Dry Gin Review – Experience counts

Is it a good thing that I’ve almost reached the end of the bottle before I start writing my review of this gin? The reason that I pose this question is that I’m one measure away from the end of … Continue reading

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From STRs to SNPs – An update on my yDNA Testing

Back in 2014 one of my earliest blogs was about my yDNA testing (If you remember your school biology, yDNA is the sex-chromosome that sons get passed, virtually intact, from their father, daughter’s get a second x chromosome). Things have … Continue reading

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Dalwhinnie 15 Year old whisky – “The Gentle Spirit” ?

I’ve had a bottle of the Dalwhinnie 15 year old whisky sitting in the drinks cupboard for well over a year. This doesn’t mean I’m avoiding it, it’s more a case that I’m having trouble deciding what to think of … Continue reading

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HelloFresh arrives in Germany – Quick Review

Last Thursday our first box of weekly meals from hellofresh.de arrived here at Learnalittle towers. I thought it might be useful to give a short “snap” review of it for anyone else thinking of using the service here in Germany. … Continue reading

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People of the British Isles (POBI) Project – A Short Genetic summary

The People of the British Isles Project is important and interesting, but in case you haven’t heard about it let me summarise. As the website states “The project has two purposes, the first to help medical research, and the second … Continue reading

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Cash for Crash

For a long time my only experience of “Dashcams” (Car-Dashboard mounted cameras) was watching scary Russian youtube videos highlighting the dangers of driving in the former USSR. They featured crazed drivers and pedestrians causing or escaping from crashes on the … Continue reading

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