Daily Archives: June 23, 2019

My Blog Turns 6 — The Captain’s Speech

One of the first textbooks I opened in university was for an online writing course. I had just bought the book at the campus bookstore, was walking back to my residence, decided to pull it out of the bag, and … Continue reading

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Genealogical Database Growth Slows — The DNA Geek

The past year has seen a chilling in the genetic genealogy industry: DNA kit sales are down drastically since April 2018. I don’t work for any of the testing companies, nor do I have any special insight into their official … Continue reading

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Gaming Sunday June 23, 2019

 AS ALWAYS, CHECK PRICES BEFORE ORDERING as sales can end or change before I update them. Also, some sales only have so many items or keys available for purchase so the sale ends as soon as they run out of … Continue reading

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The History Of Mothra’s ROAR! – Godzilla: King Of The Monsters (2019) – YouTube Video

Mothra – https://wikizilla.org/wiki/Mothra has been a staple of Godzilla movies for a while now; looks like her first appearance was in 1961. The link includes all of her known appearances in movies. I found this YouTube video – The History Of … Continue reading

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My Full mtDNA Results

In re-blogging The Legal Genealogist’s post earlier – https://upsdownsfamilyhistory.wordpress.com/2019/06/23/why-chase-that-mtdna-the-legal-genealogist, I decided to do a separate post on my full mtDNA results. Cite/link to this post: Judy G. Russell, “Why chase that mtDNA,” The Legal Genealogist (https://www.legalgenealogist.com/blog : posted 23 June … Continue reading

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Why chase that mtDNA — The Legal Genealogist

Isn’t one perfect match enough? Some of those who’ve been following along with The Legal Genealogist‘s quest for a definitive answer to the identity of an elusive fourth great grandmother have had a question. 1,313 more words via Why chase that … Continue reading

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Tracy Castray Finds Her Birth Father After Years of Searching – MyHeritage

I saw this this morning on MyHeritage –Tracy Castray Finds Her Birth Father After Years of Searching: https://blog.myheritage.com/2019/06/tracy-castray-finds-her-birth-father-after-years-of-searching/. Tracy Castray from Melbourne, Australia was adopted at age 3. Some 21 years later, she connected with her biological mother. She was delighted to … Continue reading

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Copper Kettle Coffee House, Deming, NM — In Search of a Scoop

Ever wondered what lengths you’d go to for homemade ice cream? I can confess that it’s crossed my mind occasionally. Well, my persistence was recently tested in Deming, New Mexico – and I’m so happy to report that Copper Kettle … Continue reading

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Things my professor never told me about Wikipedia — Wikimedia Blog

In defense of the site you’re not supposed to cite…. Read more via Things my professor never told me about Wikipedia — Wikimedia Blog. I found this post as a suggested post from another blog I was reading. For me, the … Continue reading

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Lessons in Forgiveness, from a Bicycle Thief — Quillette – Forgiveness Sundays June 23, 2019

In the summer of 1993, at the age of 21, I ran through the streets of downtown Victoria, British Columbia, half-naked, wearing only a pair of boxer shorts and wielding a blunt chunk of metal, which I intended to use … Continue reading

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