Category Archives: DNA & Surname Projects

DNA Ethnicity Estimates and the Vircigilo Surname #GOONSblogchallenge – Post 5

Over the weekend I spotted that Ancestry had updated the Ethnicity estimate page on my DNA test. I thought nothing more of it, until I scrolled down and noticed that there now showed a line for Sardinia which was not … Continue reading

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Surname Tips (23)

Today’s tip is explore if there is a DNA Project relevant to your surname. FTDNA is the only company offering projects centred on Surname, Religion or Place. The Guild has an extensive set of DNA pages on their website and … Continue reading

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Surname Research – Variants

When I registered the surname of Butcher with the Guild of One-Name Studies back in 2016 I had already been working on the surname. Not just my own links to the surname, but also the other facets of the study, … Continue reading

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Dear Kath, Love Ron: Letters 1937 to 1946 Edited by Mike Spathaky

A day or so ago I received an email from a fellow member of the Guild of One-Name Studies, Mike Spathaky. The reason for the note was to let me know that his book, Dear Kath, Love Ron will be … Continue reading

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Twitter & #DNAChat

I have always enjoyed Twitter, my only issue was being able to convey information in 280 characters, as some of you will know, I am wordy! However,  I had a review of my Twitter profile and header image and thought … Continue reading

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European Ancestors

Over the course of the last few months I have been pondering on some genealogical housekeeping. That includes my blogging platform and website. I have already gradually merged another blog into this one and as that was relatively painless, I … Continue reading

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A-Z Challenge 2019 – D is for DNA

I have written a lot previously about One-Name Studies (If you are new here, welcome! – you can read all the posts about researching surnames HERE). A number of members of the Guild of One-Name Studies have an associated DNA project … Continue reading

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Six Degrees of Separation from The French Lieutenants Woman to……

The #6Degrees meme occurs on the 1st of the month over at the blog, Books are my Favourite and Best which is written by Kate. The French Lieutenant’s Woman by John Fowles is not a book I have ever read, although I might have … Continue reading

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Examining Migration & Researching Migrants in the British Isles Webinar

This webinar will be broadcast live at 8pm US Eastern time (or 1 am UK time) on 12/13th September. The presentation will be available to all for one week before being made available to Legacy Webinar subscribers only. A comprehensive … Continue reading

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Favourite Book(s) #34 – The Gene by Siddhartha Mukherjee

I spotted this book when it was first released in paperback. I almost bought it then remembered that I could purchase it on the way back to the car, then promptly forgot. I ordered it from Amazon and it arrived … Continue reading

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