Monthly Archives: September 2016

Part I: A mound of relatives

Lately I dedided to do a bit of research on the Mounds, the family of my 3x great-grandmother Ellen. But before delving into the past and (hopefully) unearth some skeletons, let’s learn a bit more about Ellen herself. To start … Continue reading

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Mum’s AncestryDNA adventure

When my Mum was diagnosed with a double case of breast cancer several years ago, we knew that a long battle was about to start. What we didn’t know is that DNA, or genealogy for that matter, would come into the … Continue reading

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My Italian ancestry online

A year or two ago, I got an e-mail from someone in America who was carrying out a research into his brother-in-law’s Italian ancestry. By pure coincidence, the man’s family came from the small Piedmontese village of San Marzano Oliveto, … Continue reading

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