October 20, 2017

Havin’ My Baby….Neanderthal

Just Say No To Neanderthal Cloning

I suppose it was bound to happen. A geneticist wants to implant an embryo with Neanderthal genes. Kind of goes without saying, but no one learned anything from Jurassic Park and the velociraptors? I know I refer to this all the time, but I love the lines where Jeff Goldblum‘s character Dr. Malcolm and John Hammond are discussing cloning:

John Hammond: I don’t think you’re giving us our due credit. Our scientists have done things which nobody’s ever done before…
Dr. Ian Malcolm: Yeah, yeah, but your scientists were so preoccupied with whether or not they could that they didn’t stop to think if they should.

 

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How To Share Your Family Trees Listed On Ancestry

Last weekend we were at my brother’s place for a pot luck, and as invariably happens a conversation turned to genealogy research. It warmed my heart to hear a young woman from another generation telling us about what she had been researching and who she was looking for. Now and then, when I can, I try to help  people with their family research, at least a little to get them started or fill in some blanks for them.

From our conversation I found out that this family member had a tree on Ancestry and so I asked her to send me an invitation to view her tree. Unfortunately, she wasn’t sure how to do that! So, I am writing this article and including Ancestry’s fine advice to help out everyone who might be wondering how to share your trees too. Here is what Ancestry advises….

First of all, a subscription to Ancestry is not required for Family Tree sharing.

A new and easier way to share your tree

With our release last week, we’ve made it easier to invite people to your tree. You can now import your contact list from Yahoo!, Hotmail, Gmail, and AOL accounts to quickly select people you want to send an invitation to. You can still type in individual email addresses if you’d like, but by importing your contact list you can save a little time and effort trying to remember your cousin’s email address.

How to invite friends and family to see your tree

From your tree, click on the “Share your tree” link in the “Tree pages” menu next to your tree name.

To find out more and see the visual guides please read the full article here.

Ancestry Offers Access To Census 1790 – 1940 Free Through September 3rd

You Can Find A Lot Of Ancestors In Four Days!!


Ancestry.com is offering the U.S. Census–1790 through 1940–free through September 3rd.
Click on either graphic to go to Ancestry right now!

Who Do You Think You Are Review – Martin Sheen


I’ve enjoyed the Who Do You Think You Are program from day one, and so admittedly, this is a biased opinion from me.  I’ve been trying to determine just what has changed this season, and I think I can say the show seems a bit more streamlined. Not so much of the “how to’s” as other years, but still very interesting to see where each person gets their documentation.

It was interesting to see the parallels between the lives of Sheen’s two multiple grandfathers with both of them fighting for rights and freedoms that they believed in, and the consequences they had to endure.

Start Your Free Family Tree

I found out an previously unknown bit of information on my own Yates family this week. My grandfather Will Yates’ youngest sister Cerilda Eller Yates had a husband who was murdered. One of Cerilda’s descendants shared that information with me.

I was confused about a death record for Cerilda that listed her correct birth date and location, but had her name as Betty Burnley. That first name is about as far away from her actual first name as you can get, and I found out from my cousin that she changed her name so that the people who murdered her husband Earl Deshay wouldn’t be able to find her! I’ll post more about his if I find new information.

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