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Change happens! I have moved email subscriptions for my blog posts to MailChimp, leaving behind the outdated Feedburner platform. As part of this change I have added a convenient subscription form to the sidebar on the website. If you are already a subscriber, nothing has changed, and you do...

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Virtual institutes 2020

The summer of 2020 has turned out to be different from what we envisioned, hasn’t it? When 2020 started, I was scheduled to present a pre-conference DNA workshop and a DNA talk at the Celtic Connections Conference (CCC) in Chicago at the end of July, then fly to England,...

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Eight Greats on the 4th of July–Part 2

Since I include my husband’s family in the scope of my genealogy, I thought I’d write a second post about their whereabouts during the Revolutionary War in honor of the 4th of July. His great-grandparents were John Mackin (1856-1938), Dane County, Wisconsin, and Mitchell County, Iowa. John was the...

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Eight Greats on the 4th of July–Part 1

In honor of the Independence Day, I thought I’d create an inventory of what the families of my eight great-grandparents were doing on the 4th of July 1776. (Since the scope of my genealogy efforts includes my husband’s ancestry too, I’ll write about my husband’s eight greats in a...

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