Browsing All posts tagged under »family tree«

A Postcard to Me From My Uncle, Written Five Years Before I Was Born

June 20, 2013

31

It’s difficult to do family research under the best of circumstances. Unless you come from royalty or from a line of nefarious evildoers or from people who etched their names onto the planks of the Mayflower, chances are the just plain folks of your family lived and died in relative obscurity. My family tree has […]

Name That Turk

March 29, 2011

33

  (credit: visualfunhouse.com) Everyone has a family tree.  Now Husband Dan has a family tree, only the branches have a permanent  bad hair day and refuse to organize themselves in any logical way.   Part of this is because  people in his family believe strongly in marriage and so they marry often, creating lots of half […]

From the Desert to the Shtetl

September 10, 2010

10

                                                                                                               My cousin Linda and I have been chasing our family history off and on for more years than I can remember.  Currently, we are “on.”  Our tree is filled with people who often had to be invisible in order to survive, and, even in death, they remain elusive in spite of our best efforts […]

Funny, you don't look Haplogroup H

June 3, 2010

0

For those of you with an understanding of science that can fit into a pine nut shell, you are like me. But, thanks to people who possess brain cells that I can only dream of, we now know that all modern humans started in the same exact spot in Africa. Approximately 50,000-60,000 years ago (according […]

Funny, you don’t look Haplogroup H

June 3, 2010

0

For those of you with an understanding of science that can fit into a pine nut shell, you are like Life n the Boomer Lane. But, thanks to people who possess brain cells that LBL can only dream of, we now know that all modern humans started in the same exact spot in Africa. Approximately 50,000-60,000 […]