Famous Family Connections

I have recently taken closer notice of a neat (albeit, questionable) feature of WikTree called Connections.  This feature tells you who you are related to by direct “most recent common ancestor” (MRCA), as cousins through marriage, and directly descended from (this would be the most questionable to be taken with a grain of salt…read on). I … Continue reading Famous Family Connections

1950 U.S. Federal Census

I have not been a good writer these past few weeks. It seems life got away from me a little. There have been a lot of articles written in the past few months on the April 1 release of the 1950 U.S. Federal Census. Honestly, I wasn't planning on writing anything about it. I was … Continue reading 1950 U.S. Federal Census

Iowa – A glimpse into the lives of our ancestors

Dorothy Schwieder, professor of history, Iowa State University, wrote a brief summary of Iowa’s history which can be found on the State Library of Iowa’s webpage.  Iowa records June 1833 as the date for the first white settlement.  Iowa became a state in 1846.  Xaver Aleck arrived in the 1850s, and the Gage’s and DeJean’s came around 1880 … Continue reading Iowa – A glimpse into the lives of our ancestors

Different Language: The language of DNA

Better late than never, right? Initially, ฉันต้องการเขียนเกี่ยวกับภาษาแม่ของฉัน ภาษาไทย. I mean, you can't get more different than between two completely different cultures that had little contact in ancient history and about zero common root words. Not to mention the script! But, I really don't know much more than I have already written about. So, let's go … Continue reading Different Language: The language of DNA