The other day I did some more cleaning and organizing of “things” around the house. I came across the book Outstanding Young Women of America, 1971. I had forgotten about this volume and the entry for Mary Jane (MJ), my late wife. Here is how the publishing organization describes the volume: “The Outstanding Young Women ofRead on »
Archives: April 2018
MyHeritageDNA Helps Adoptees Connect
A few weeks ago, MyHeritageDNA launched DNA Quest, a new pro bono initiative to help adoptees and their birth families reunite through genetic testing. The initiative was launched initially only in the USA. Now, MyHeritageDNA is going global with the program. The company just announced: More than 10,000 applications were submitted so far to receiveRead on »
Back to School: Understanding DNA for Genealogy
In a couple days I plan to attend the Ohio Genealogical Society’s 2018 Conference in Columbus, Ohio. I’m particularly looking forward to a number of conference sessions on using DNA for genealogical research. In the process of reviewing the background information I have on hand, I learned about several webinars created and broadcast by MyHeritageDNARead on »
As Cursive Writing Becomes a Lost Art, What About Reading Cursive?
I was spurred into writing this post by a post on “Rootdig,” the genealogy website of Michael John Neill, posted on April 4, 2018 It was titled “Scripting An Answer–Palmer and Spencerian Handwriting” and was intended to give information on the timing of the two main handwriting systems that have been used in America until recently whenRead on »