Putting the ‘American’ into ‘African American’

Note: 29 Dec 2014. I’ve received a staggering number of requests to re-publish this old post…

The forgotten complexity & diversity of European genetic admixtures

In genealogy it’s always a good practice to re-visit the various records collected and compiled. The…

Video: AncestryDNA Reconstructs Partial Genome of Person Living 200 Years Ago

Imagine if you could go back in time and see your ancestors. Would you see a…

Video: Linking families through Findagrave.com

A short video about some of the features of the free (and awesome!) Findagrave.com website.  

Top tip video: Using FTDNA Chromosome Browser raw data + MS Excel for your rearch

So you’ve transferred your raw autosomal DNA data from Ancestry or 23andme to Family Tree DNA…

Atrocities and Assimilation: Crusader DNA in the Near East

Here’s another great post from the genetic genealogy blog Origin Hunters. European crusaders in the early…

The Folly of Using Small Segments as Proof in Genealogical Research, Part One

Just when I was on the verge of publishing a series of posts based on recent…

On taking a brief-ish blogging hiatus

Apologies for not posting for a wee while. I’m taking a short hiatus to focus on…

Friday humour: Being a (brown skinned) Englishman in Boston

Funny how a song can prompt a thought-stream. I just caught Sting’s An Englishman in New…

Tracing slave ownership for the Scots-Irish Roane family of Virginia

My thanks to my cousin Lewis S – who has so kindly shared slave-related documents with…