June 30, 2015

The Potential Health Results Of The Faroe Island DNA Project Might Be Astounding

The islanders of this remote island group have a potential to make ground-breaking strides in their health care system by submitting their DNA to the FarGen project spear-headed by Bogi Eliason, the Programme Director whose work takes him around the world to speak about this special project. He is currently speaking at Bio-World-Asia in Singapore this last week of May.

I first read about this project in this article on Bloomberg originally published in February of this year. The country will be the first to sequence their whole population’s DNA, which may or may not agree with all the resident’s sensibilities.

Location of the Faroe Islands in Northern Europe.

Location of the Faroe Islands in Northern Europe. (Photo credit: Wikipedia)

The Faroe Islands are located almost half way between Scotland and Iceland, and it’s 50,000 residents will most likely take part in the project which will also include genealogical findings as well. Why not set up a Google alert to keep informed about this study and the results?

Children of nordradalur (Faroe Islands)

Children of nordradalur (Faroe Islands) (Photo credit: Wikipedia)

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English: Sørvágur on the island of Vágar, Faro...

English: Sørvágur on the island of Vágar, Faroe Islands. View on the island of Mykines in the background. (Photo credit: Wikipedia)


Geneva Bean Allsup 1918 – 2010

Charles & Mary Bean

Geneva Eldora Bean Allsup is my husband Jim’s great aunt. She was the daughter of Mary Rachel (Jordan) and Levi Charles Bean seen below.

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Des Moines

Geneva Allsup, 91, passed away on August 12, 2010 at the Kavanagh Hospice Home on 56th St.

Geneva was married to Rollin Allsup and he preceded her in death in 2003, following 68 years of marriage. She was a loving mother and grandmother, and greatly enjoyed, baby-sitting, sewing and cooking. Geneva was also a longtime member of the Seventh Day Adventist Church on Watrous Avenue in Des Moines, where her visitation will be held on Saturday, August 14, from 5 to 7 p.m., and her funeral service will be held Sunday, August 15, at 2 p.m. Burial will follow at the Sunset Memorial Gardens in Des Moines.

Geneva was preceded in death by her parents, husband, eight sisters and two brothers. She is survived by three sons; Kenneth (Sherie) of Des Moines, David of Altoona and Eldon (Pat) of New Virginia, nine grandchildren and 14 great grandchildren.

Memorials may be directed to the church, and messages of condolence may be left for the family at www.BrooksFuneralCare.com
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Source: Des Moines Register Obituaries – Geneva Allsup DesMoinesRegister.com

“Touch Not A Cat Bot A Targe”

Motto Translated: Touch not the cat without a shield.

The Carstairs Family Dirt

I suppose you’re thinking that this is going to be about some dastardly deed done by someone in the Carstairs family. Wrong!

No, instead, this is the story of the David C. and Isabella (Small) Carstairs family, who are originally of Scotland, and are my sister-in-law Kathy’s Great-great Grandparents.

Actually, this is about where this branch of the Carstairs family settled here in Washington state near Matlock in Mason County. I have not pinpointed the time by finding them in the census, but I do know that they were residents of Washington according to the Territorial Censuses of 1887 and 1892.

As it turns out, the land where they farmed and raised sheep had some very distinctive soil, probably left over from when the last glacier pulled out and headed north. Carstairs Soil

My point is, when you are looking for family information, you never know what kind of dirt you will find. Real, or the gossipy kind. In any case, keep your mind open when you are doing Google searches or the kind, because that is how I found out about the soil being named for the Carstairs family and the land where it is found.


The above is a Genealogy Report format of 3 generations of this family. Please contact me for any additions, connections or corrections. webduckie AT yahoo DOT com