Tag Archives: genealogy
Cathy Swift – The multilingual origins of medieval Irish surnames
This is not a surname that is run into too terribly often… Read the rest
So, Uncle Sam took a good bite out of me this year, so there wasn’t near the amount of available money that I was hoping for, but I did talk myself into buying a little something for myself from my last AT&T bonus.… Read the rest
My floater coworker brought in a genealogy packet today just to show me. An aunt had put it together for a family reunion in 2000. It was half handwritten and half typed, and full of black and white photocopied pictures. Genealogy has come a long way.
He’s Irish, but doesn’t know much more than Southie and Dorchester.… Read the rest
In the latest episode of The DNA Thread, I feel like throwing up.
Last week, I was entering all kinds of DNA data into a program called GenomeMate Pro and I noticed a lot of matches that matched both my mom and my sister, but none of the known, tested cousins.… Read the rest
I am recently back from a trip to Dublin, in which I took part in the Centenary celebrations of the 1916 Easter Rising. I will cover that in a different post. For this post, I am more concerned with sharing my experience in tracing my Hanno/an ancestors.… Read the rest
This is a follow-on to the post about all of the new Flynn info. It is hard for me to come to terms with the fact that while all of that was going and all of the following was getting started, that I was studying for and taking final exams!… Read the rest
Wow, what a week that was!
As I studied for my math and Java finals, my ancestors woke up and decided to mess with me. All of them. All at once.
Have a look at my autosomal DNA matches graph.
The goal this summer is to meld my geekiness with my genealogical pursuits.
Java, which was pretty much selected from a hat as a course of study for me, is going to play a big role in this.… Read the rest