July 25, 2016

PBS host discusses secrets of tracing African-American genealogy

Kenyatta D. Berry can trace some of her African-American ancestors back to the 1790s. Even for a professional genealogist who serves as a host of the popular TV show “Genealogy Roadshow” on PBS, that’s quite an accomplishment. Doing family research poses unique challenges for African-Americans, who often hit what is called “the slavery wall” once they… [Read more…]

Ambry Genetics Launches AmbryShare, the Largest Disease-Specific Public Database of Sequenced Human Genomes, Increasing the Understanding of Hereditary Breast and Ovarian Cancer 10 Fold

Pledges sizeable investment to collect, sequence, and share critical data to unlock true potential of the human genome, breaking the hoarding data mold that hinders medical progress ALISO VIEJO, Calif., March 8, 2016 /PRNewswire/ — Today, Ambry Genetics, a leader in clinical genetic diagnostics and genetics software solutions, took a radical step to fulfill the promise… [Read more…]

Queen Elizabeth II of the Commonwealth Realms is 23 Degrees from Carol Wilkerson

Yes, HRH Elizabeth II and I are related and only 23 degrees apart. Isn’t that just so cool? WikiTree supplied the graphic and the data. I’m also related to Mark Hamill, you know him as Luke Skywalker. He and I are 25 degrees apart. Luke, I am your cousin!

from elizabeth to carol (Click on the graphic to see it full size)

Olympic Peninsula B&B is startling replica of George Washington’s house

PORT ANGELES, Wash. — You just never know what you’ll see when you turn off Highway 101 on the far side of Sequim. Zig and zag the back lanes toward Dungeness Spit and there’s plenty to gawk at: the occasional lavender farm, wide views of windswept water, heavily loaded ships plodding past Victoria, and, oh look,… [Read more…]

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