Recently NBC had an article on their website called, “Why DNA tourism may be the big travel trend of 2019.” They begin the article with, “These are your cousins. You will probably spend the night with them,” but this can be misleading when discussing DNA tourism.
Help with Genealogical Proof Standards (GPS)
Isn’t it funny how one insignificant thing can lead to something clever and resourceful?
I received an email from Marc McDermott of the Genealogy Explained website regarding a link on my page to the Board for Certifications of Genealogists, Genealogical Proof Standards (GPS) that was broken. The BCG had redesigned their site a few months back, and for some reason it never occurred to me that my link would become broken from that redesign. I want to thank Marc for pointing it out to me, especially since my Google services missed it. Continue reading “Help with Genealogical Proof Standards (GPS)”
Mother ‘O Mine – Locating the Parents of Jesse W. Steele
“[I]t will be beyond the skies when Jesse W. Steele, private, company G, Third Texas Infantry, kisses the lips of that ‘mother o’ mine,’ for Monday Morning at 11 o’clock he got his summons to appear before the Great General in the final court marshal.”
The newspaper article from the 13 February 1917 Houston Post describes how Jesse Steele, traveling home on a ten day furlough from the army, tried to hop on an International and Great Northern freight train. In the stead he fell underneath the wheels and was killed.
This raises the question, who was the “mother o’ mine” referenced in the article? Continue reading “Mother ‘O Mine – Locating the Parents of Jesse W. Steele”
The Unexpected in DNA Results
Many of us take a DNA test to find our heritage, our family, and sometimes our potential health risks, but what happens when we discover the unexpected in the DNA results?