GENO 2.0 Next Generation Vs. 23andMe & GED Match

This past year, I subjected my mother, father and grandmother (dad’s mom) to the ‘GENO 2.0 Next Generation’ test.  Believe me this was not cheap.  As such, I am going to exhaust the information I can derive from the results. The 3 bar graphs below are screenshots of Mom’s, Dad’s and Grandma’s Regional Ancestral analysis… Read More GENO 2.0 Next Generation Vs. 23andMe & GED Match

Consolidating our Y-DNA & mtDNA Test Results

Having invested in numerous Y-DNA and mtDNA tests for myself and family, I feel like it is worth consolidating the results for family.  The results are associated with a finite number of ancestors but they are important to take note of because from a biogeographical perspective, they link our family to specific regions, populations and… Read More Consolidating our Y-DNA & mtDNA Test Results

American Oral Histories & the Native American Yeti

So this post is going to be more of an reflective entry (based on observation).  It stems from a melodramatic dispute that occurred during Christmas day dinner.  The whole dispute was irrational and ludicrous…but oddly revealing.  The dispute demonstrated the psychological trauma that can occur when a family’s history is revealed. In this post, I will… Read More American Oral Histories & the Native American Yeti

Corrections to the Online Misinformation about “French Mary”

WARNING: Beware of where you obtain online genealogical information on “French Mary” of Fayetteville, NC. It’s important to recognize that information presented online may be skewed or selectively recounted to meet the personal interest of a researcher; rather than using information to uncover the truth.  Case in point, when a blog’s name is entitled ‘Native… Read More Corrections to the Online Misinformation about “French Mary”

Harper Barbados Research

In researching the Harper families of Barbados between 1600-1800, I recorded every reference I could find of a Harper and mapped the relationships on corkboard to try and establish relationships. This included information from wills, indexes, published genealogies, historical references, documents I recorded in person while in Barbados and digitized files on Familysearch.org and BHO. This visual exercise proved to be extremely beneficial – particularly… Read More Harper Barbados Research

Barbados Research – Phillips & Harper Family Research

The linked document below consolidates the research of my Bajan ancestry.  This document records a family history spanning eight generations from the 1600’s to the early 1900’s. The following link is to the pdf: Barbados Research Rev 5.3 I will continue to update this document and denote the revision number in the file name. I cannot stress… Read More Barbados Research – Phillips & Harper Family Research