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ROBERT THE BRUCE OR GERONIMO - GENEALOGY FAMILY MYTHOLOGIES

In the past I've stated that I don't believe we are responsible for what family in the past did or didn't do, good or bad, that we are our own person and responsible as adults here and now for ourselves and our behaviors.  And one of the stereotypes of people interested in genealogy is that they're snobs, seeking only to brag about the accomplishments of their ancestors, particularly if these

SEARCH FOR HERITAGE - ORPHANAGE - ADOPTION - LOVING HOME Research Path Heritage Search 1 - Seven

Just as I was filling our forms and typing up a letter to the Catholic archdiocese, the man I'm helping to find the parentage of his birth mother, who spent her life in an orphanage, met me with a treasure trove of photos that his mother had given him before she died.  He had also photographed her address book. We sat there looking at the clothing, the cars, and the decorative frames from a

NEW MEXICO GENEALOGY - NATIVE AMERICAN - SPANISH - MEXICAN

A friend's son in law comes from New Mexico and says he has heritage that is in part Apache.  He is not a card carrying member of a tribe.  So I watched some videos from the New Mexico genealogy society and I learned that DNA is proving Native Americans strongly on the maternal (mother's side) of New Mexico's people.  It's estimated that 40% of those whose roots are in New Mexico have Native

GENEALOGY SHOW YOUTUBE VIDEOS BECOME PAY FOR SERIES - THE VALUE OF PRINT LIBRARIES

I want to respect other people's copyrights but I do listen to and watch YouTube videos.  I know that what started as a volunteer and free service, which made listening to artists who were not getting paid or asked permission, falls into an area of copyright that says for personal use and research or to illustrate a point, a person doesn't have to go through a permissions process.  YouTube has

LOVERS OF MODINA SKELETONS BOTH MEN : ARCHEOLOGY

THE GUARDIAN : LOVERS OF MODINA SKELETONS ARE BOTH MEN by Lorenzo Tondo

EXCERPT: ...a group of researchers from the University of Bologna who developed a new technique using the protein found in tooth enamel have announced that the skeletons belonged to two men.  The study, which is believed to have profound implications for understanding funeral practices, was published in the journal

SEARCH FOR HERITAGE - ORPHANAGE - ADOPTION - LOVING HOME Research Path Heritage Search 1 - Six

I sit down with the man who asked me to search for his mother's side of the family because he wants to visit the heritage towns now in Europe that are the source of his immigrant ancestors.  Our search has become one focused on the real identity of his mother's birth parents. The story goes that she was put into an orphanage as an infant after her mother died in childbirth of soon after.

I've

IS QUEEN ELIZABETH IN PROPHET MOHAMMED'S BLOOD LINE ?

DAILY MAIL : QUEEN ELIZABETH IN PROPHET MOHAMMED BLOOD LINE

This story seems to have kept resurfacing over the last couple years.  This Daily Mail article is one of many articles that have appeared in print media and on the internet.  Archives of Spain, Burke's Peerage (the British authority on royal and aristocratic genealogy), and other countries with large Muslim populations are interested in