You sent off your Ancestry DNA test in the form of a tube of saliva and you just received your results. Are you surprised? Excited? Puzzled? Wondering what to do next? Why not explore your ethnicity results and learn where in the world you come from. The science of DNA can seem daunting to the beginner, so I invite you to join me as I learn about DNA and how to use it for genealogy purposes. I'll be posting regularly about my discoveries, so follow along and see what you can learn. My genealogy paper trail has so far led...
St. Patrick’s Day is only a few days away! Here are some ways that we've been celebrating our Irish Heritage: Learn about your Irish Heritage Did you know that 3.7 million American residents claim Irish ancestry? According to this graphic, that’s more than 7X the population of Ireland. Between 1830 and 1940, nearly 4.5 million Irish immigrants arrived in the United States. Do you have any Irish immigrants in your family tree? If so, here’s an article about how to find more records about them from the FindMyPast blog: I know my ancestors are from Ireland, what do I do next? Decorate with...
As part of the Family Locket Book Club, we'll be featuring a children's book each month. Please share your comments on the books in our Goodreads group or in the comments section! The criteria for the children's books we share will be: books that are about someone's ancestors books that give ideas for writing family history stories for children books that teach about genealogy and family history books that inspire young people to learn more about history, especially as it pertains to their own family *This post contains affiliate links. If you click the link and make a purchase, we...
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We are thrilled to have Robin Wirthlin as our genetic genealogist. Robin has a B.S. in Molecular Biology from BYU and a Certificate in Genealogical Research from Boston University.
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