Category Archives: History

Hoax or Heredity – DNA Cautionary Tale

In Canada, there are advantages to proving your First Nations (aka Native American for those not familiar with the term First Nations) heredity. Here’s a direct link to some of the benefits available to Canadians with proven First Nations heredity … Continue reading

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YSearch and MitoSearch Are Offline Now

Updated: May 26, 2018 with additional information. I mentioned in a recent blog post that YSearch and MitoSearch were going to shut down, but it was hoped there would be a reprieve from FamilyTree DNA (FTDNA). It appears both sites … Continue reading

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YSearch and MitoSearch to Close Down

As reported on the FamilyTree DNA (FTDNA) forum, http://forums.familytreedna.com/showthread.php?p=451722, both YSearch and MitoSearch are shutting down. Ysearch and Mitosearch going out of business Hello all, I wanted to let you know that it looks like Ysearch and Mitosearch are finally … Continue reading

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RootsWeb Progress Update

I am not seeing any new update on Ancestry or RootsWeb (last one was late March 2018), but I did see an e-mail from one of the RootsWeb lists I subscribe that indicated I needed to sign up with RootsWeb … Continue reading

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Roy Hawthorne, Sr. – Navajo Code Talker Dies

https://www.marinecorpstimes.com/news/your-marine-corps/2018/04/24/world-war-ii-navajo-code-talker-dies-at-92/ and https://navajotimes.com/reznews/code-talker-roy-hawthorne-sr-passes/ and https://indiancountrymedianetwork.com/news/veterans/navajo-code-talker-roy-hawthorne-sr-dies-at-92/ Roy Hawthorne Sr. was one of the Navajo Code Talkers of World War II. You can visit his memorial on Find-A-Grave:  https://www.findagrave.com/memorial/189103321/roy-hawthorne You can learn more about the Code Talkers at http://www.historynet.com/world-war-ii-navajo-code-talkers.htm.  

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Death Wears Bunny Slippers YouTube Channel And Links for Old Missile Silos

I may never get to own an old missile silo, and it’s on my Bucket List as there are several in Kansas and Oklahoma that are available at this time. I am not a prepper as I believe these won’t … Continue reading

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Paul Kring Update

As reported in this blog post, https://upsdownsfamilyhistory.wordpress.com/2014/07/01/52-ancestor-week-25-charles-and-paul-arthur-kring-of-fort-scott-kansas/, I was able to determine more about Paul Kring who is buried in Fort Scott, Kansas and how he connects to my tree. It took a while because the cemetery didn’t keep records … Continue reading

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