Family Stories

I just read an interesting article about Family Stories and how they can help our children cope.  The article by Bruce Feiler was titled "The Stories that Bind Us" and published in the New York Times on March 15, 2013.

Hope you also enjoy it!  Terry

Earliest Ancestor

One of my biggest challenges as a Project Administrator is to obtain the "Earliest Known Ancestor" (EKA) and the paper trail from the sample provider to the EKA. 

Family Tree DNA helps us by providing a field for the EKA - which they call "Most Distant Ancestor".  (they could help us much more if that field wasn't "hidden" and if there was an alert on the FTDNA kit page until the EKA information was provided) ... Read more

"Top 100' Ranking has been ranked #98 of the Top 100 Genealogy sites in the world by GenealogyInTime Magaz ... Read more

R1b Forum

The R1b and Subclades Forum hosted at WorldFamilies is very active - with over 23,000 postings in 749 Topics. 

There are great discussions - from "How-to", to Deep Clades, to correlating the Haplotree to prehistoric times, to current events and ancient history, to just about anything you might imagine that touches on Haplogroup R1b and its Subclades.  Kudos to Rich Stevens, the Moderator.

Check it out - R1b and Subclades Forum: ... Read more

Good Blogs

A number of my Genetic Genealogy colleagues also publish a blog.  (I put my own in the list in case you copy it to send to someone)

I know each of these individuals and can recommend them as a fine Genetic Genealogist and as a valuable resource to our community.  ... Read more

atDNA Outrage

I just read Roberta Estes' blog on's autosomal (atDNA) test.  She is a serious and long-time Genetic Genealogy Pioneer - well versed in using DNA for Genealogy.  (I haven't done the AncestryDNA (atDNA test) - at, as I don't subscribe to services, and that is currently their purchase requirement.) ... Read more

439=Null; R1b-L1

Leo Little would be gnashing his teeth if he were still with us.  I support the Little Surname project by compiling and posting the results.  When I updated the project last night, I contacted Jane Murtishaw Lindsey, lead admin for the project and suggested that she follow up about the most recent member of the Little Haplogroup R1b, Lineage II - where their 439=Null men are congregated - as he matched the Lineage, but did not have a Null at 439.  The Little project had already followed up.  Here is the reply: ... Read more


Please Help!!!! 

The Georgia Archives are slated to be closed to the public as of November 1, 2012. Georgia will then be the only state in the United States of America to not have the State archives open to the public.

The citizens of Georgia will no longer have access to these primary, historical resources unless action is taken now. ... Read more


Note: updated on 9-14-12, 9-25-12, 11-14-13, 12-8-13 & again on 9-10-14


12-8-13 - the Big Y test is no longer on sale.  The price is $695
9-10-14 the Big Y test is now priced at $575 ... Read more


FTDNA has recently released professionally done videos that you can see on YouTube.  There are 8 online and at least one more coming soon.  The longest, which is nearly a half hour long, is called:  ... Read more

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