Yesterday, the big news across the Genetic Genealogy community was the release of Ancestry DNA’s Genetic Communities. According to Ancestry, these communities are built like this: We find Genetic Communities™ by looking at a network of DNA connections we build using millions of AncestryDNA members in our database. When we build a network like this […]

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Major William Vaughan


The ninth ancestor in my 52 Ancestors in 52 Weeks 2017 project is Major William VAUGHAN. He is my wife's maternal 9th-great-grandfather. I…

Tracking the Water


Heads up. This is going to be a non-genealogy post, but it may an interesting read to some. Fair warning though, it…

George Henry Cleveland (1871-1924)


The seventh ancestor in my 52 Ancestors in 52 Weeks is my wife's maternal great-great-grandfather, George Henry CLEVELAND. The relationship line is my wife → …
Troka Family

Nepomucena


The fifth ancestor in my 52 Ancestors in 52 Weeks is my 3rd-great-grandmother, Nepomucena (Ne-po-moo-see-nah) Susanna (SYLDATK) SZULTA. I am related to…

The Union Man


The fourth ancestor in my 52 Ancestors in 52 Weeks project this year is my maternal great-grandfather, Leon Joseph DeBROUX. I'm related…

Crossing The Streams


The third "ancestor" in my 52 Ancestors in 52 Weeks project this year is (in one direction) my first cousin, twice removed,…