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Monthly Archive for March, 2010

Carmen

In past posts, I have expressed that one of the most interesting things about DNA testing has been connecting to other people over the internet who share my DNA. Our small group of matches has been refined down to just nine people who share ‘high resolution’ matching; my understanding is that we share a common [...]

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Back to Genealogy Detectives

Last week I posted about our U3b group, and the questions that we are asking among ourselves about the validity of the data in the journals of the Genebase Indigenous Population application. We would all like to know definitively whether there is a ‘dna signature’ identified with the Polish Roma people.
I called FamilyTreeDNA and spoke [...]

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The U3b Haplogroup Mystery

One of the most interesting parts of my genealogy research has been connecting with other people who are U3b haplogroup and who are questioning and searching for the same information that I am. We are a small group, but we share information and exchange opinions about our research with each other.
To give you some perspective [...]

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I have never heard of a ‘Gene-O-Rama’ but there is one happening in Ottawa, Canada on March 26-27.  The subject of the conference will be Researching Female Ancestors. The program is jointly presented by the Ottawa branch of the Ontario Genealogical Society and the Library and Archives of Canada. On-line registration can be done by [...]

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Frank Melega

While visiting in Southwestern Pennsylvania, I came across the work of a painter named Frank Melega. (1905 – 1997) Little did I know that he was the son of a Slovak coal miner who grew up in a coal mining ‘patch.’ He was destined to become the most famous artist to depict the Southwestern Pennsylvania [...]

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