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DNA Revisited

Long time, no post. You might recall a little over a year ago that I got my DNA mapped by Ancestry. It was cool and exciting and I was probably one of the only people who didn’t cry outrage at … Continue reading

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What’s in a name?

For a long time, I was having difficulty tracing my German ancestors. I had always known my grandpa’s parents were Frank Erlanger and Agnes Heffernan (who, as her name suggests, was certainly not German, but rather Irish). I was told … Continue reading

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Mapping My DNA

There’s been a ton of buzz for the last few months about Ancestry.com’s new DNA testing, which maps your ethnicity and matches your tree to others who have taken the test. I, of course, signed up right away. I’ve always … Continue reading

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A 1940 Census Update

Ancestry sent out another e-mail today letting us Aces know that all 3.8 million census images should be online tomorrow by 2 pm EST. Exciting stuff! They’ve also promised a “handful of tools” that’ll help us find answers in the … Continue reading

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Direct Me NYC

Here’s a neat resource I stumbled upon yesterday from The New York Public Library: Direct Me NYC. Basically, it allows you to look through phonebooks from 1940 to figure out at what address your ancestors lived. Afterwards, you can convert … Continue reading

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The year was 1940

If you’re anything like me (and I have to think you are, reading genealogy blogs), you’ve probably spent the last year or so waiting for the release of the 1940 census. I feel like I’ve been watching that countdown on … Continue reading

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