Post Archives tagged ‘Pennsylvania’



Working with POISON DNA Segments

Posted on: January 8th, 2017 by
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Earlier this week Blaine Bettinger posted on "The Danger of Distant Matches."[1. Blaine Bettinger, "The Danger of Distant Matches," 6 January 2017, The Genetic Genealogist (http://thegeneticgenealogist.com/2017/01/06/the-danger-of-distant-matches/ : accessed 7 January 2017). This was a follow-up to an earlier post, "Small Matching Segments--Friend or Foe?," 2 December 2014 (http://thegeneticgenealogist.com/2014/12/02/small-matching-segments-friend-foe/ : accessed 6 January 2017).] In his post Blaine colorfully calls segments smaller than 10 cM[2. cM Continue reading the story "Working with POISON DNA Segments"

Over the Blue

Posted on: July 5th, 2012 by
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In my last post, I talked about the value of seeing the ground your ancestors walked and understanding its geography, specifically how seeing Pennsylvania's Blue Mountain helped me understand my ancestors' migration patterns. Most of my Pennsylvania German ancestors were among those who arrived in Philadelphia, moved up to the frontier along the Blue, and stayed there for several generations (although Continue reading the story "Over the Blue"

Drive-by Genealogy

Posted on: July 3rd, 2012 by
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The Great Wall

The "Great Wall" of Blue Mountain in Pennsylvania, photo by Joe Calzarette.

I recently returned from almost two months on the road. One of the highlights of the trip was the drive from Lake Wallenpaupack, Pennsylvania (You can see the lake in the photo of my Dad and me Continue reading the story "Drive-by Genealogy"