Category: DNA

52 Ancestors : Week # 38 – On The Map

I’m participating in Amy Johnson Crow’s 52 Ancestors Challenge. The writing prompt for this week is On The Map. Every once in a while Ancestry releases updated Ethnicity Results for our DNA tests. I thought that was quite fitting. In case you are thinking, wait a second…how is it possible that my DNA could change?!…

52 Ancestors : Week # 33 – Troublemaker

The writing prompt for Week # 33 in Amy Johnson Crow’s 52 Ancestors Challenge is TROUBLEMAKER. I will resist the urge to name my brother, kidding đŸ˜‰ There have been a couple of ancestors that have caused me grief as far as my research goes, so to me they are the troublemakers. John Wright The…

52 Ancestors : Week # 30 – The Old Country

This week for Amy Johnson Crow’s 52 Ancestors Challenge the writing prompt is The Old Country. When I looked up the definition it states the native country of a person who has gone to live abroad. My Family Now for myself, I have lived in Canada my entire life, but I suppose the Old Country…

52 Ancestors : Week # 21 – Tombstone

This week’s writing prompt for Amy Johnson-Crow’s 52 Ancestor challenge is TOMBSTONE. I’ve spent quite a bit of time over the years searching for tombstones since I became interested in Genealogy. That process kind of comes with the territory when you are researching your dead ancestors. So it’s not a surprise that I came across…

52 Ancestors : Week # 7 – Favourite Discovery

Trying to choose a “Favourite Discovery” is nearly an impossible task for me. I have just learned and discovered so many fascinating things by doing genealogy as a hobby. If I had to choose some of favourites, these would likely be in the running… informing my husband and father-in-law about their ancestors that came across…

Ancestry Updates

There are two new features in the latest updates on Ancestry.com that are super exciting to me!! The “Additional Parent Relationships” is the first new feature that I noticed. It was a very much needed addition to anybody who has an adopted family member in their tree. My Mom was adopted as I’ve mentioned in…

Irish Roots

Here’s my story about how I found “our” Irish Roots. I had been researching my husband’s family tree for some time when I finally made an exciting break through. As far as I know, my Father-in-law did not know his grandparents. So, he didn’t have much of an idea of where they came from originally.…