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A paper published last week reported some fascinating news about humanity’s deep origins. A primer: We all know about the Y chromosome and the X chromosome. Women carry two Xs. Men have an X and ...
by terrypinder
Comment Count 237 comments on Tue Mar 12, 2013 at 06:34 AM PDT with 391 Recommends
by Susan Grigsby
Comment Count 55 comments on Fri Jul 11, 2014 at 06:13 PM PDT with 325 Recommends
\*Deep breath\* ... I'm probably going to delete this diary in a couple of days, because some of the information that follows is not just personal, but potentially identifying (less by other users,
by pico
Comment Count 171 comments on Thu Apr 09, 2015 at 11:30 AM PDT with 267 Recommends
In my first GFHC post last week, I explained how I found out only this year that my ancestry (which I thought to be 75% Irish Catholic and 25% Eastern European), also includes a long line of New ...
by fenway49
Comment Count 180 comments on Fri Dec 07, 2012 at 11:00 AM PST with 173 Recommends
How many total ancestors do you have? Genealogists identify ancestors by following paper trails preserved in archives—traditional and digital. Although the goals of genealogists vary, a large ...
by Ruby JM
Comment Count 188 comments on Tue Aug 12, 2014 at 05:34 PM PDT with 144 Recommends
Remember the 2010 Census? Remember the minor hullabaloo over it's intrusive questions? Remember Michele Bachmann's umbrage at the the nit picky and personal info that the Census gatherers were ...
by Keith930
Comment Count 125 comments on Tue Dec 13, 2011 at 06:40 PM PST with 83 Recommends
I was inspired to write this when I read yesterday’s diary, KKK begins recruitment drive in Missouri . That diary recounts recent events in Lexington, in central Missouri. I could summarize those ...
by leftist vegetarian patriot
Comment Count 30 comments on Wed Jul 10, 2013 at 06:19 PM PDT with 74 Recommends
I have a somewhat unusual last name. Or at least I used to think so. I was born in Ohio, moved as a 6 year old to California, and throughout my years I never encountered another person with the ...
by Keith930
Comment Count 79 comments on Wed Sep 28, 2011 at 05:12 PM PDT with 73 Recommends
My brother Reid is disabled. He has been living with me until we get him well enough so that he can move into his place 80 steps away from mine. Last night he went into Diabetic crisis when he blood ...
by michelewln
Comment Count 39 comments on Sun Jan 13, 2013 at 05:32 PM PST with 72 Recommends
This is my first post for the GFHC, which I just came across recently. I was prompted to join because of all the fascinating tales other members of the community have posted, and because this year I ...
by fenway49
Comment Count 89 comments on Fri Nov 30, 2012 at 05:22 PM PST with 72 Recommends
This is the fourth and final (for now) installment about my great-grandmother Eva (first three are here , here and here) . She left a ...
by fenway49
Comment Count 97 comments on Tue Jan 22, 2013 at 09:00 AM PST with 70 Recommends
It is an anachronism. It belongs to the era before computers. It is a fountain pen made by Parker. The body is gray-green with a silver top and a clip in a faded gold tone. If you look on the base ...
by michelewln
Comment Count 20 comments on Sun Mar 01, 2015 at 10:04 AM PST with 63 Recommends
This is really a response to a comment in a very recent Genealogy & Family History Community diary, Books So Bad They're Good: Defenders of the Bell Curve , by Ellid . Specifically, it is my ...
by Zwenkau
Comment Count 87 comments on Sun Aug 04, 2013 at 05:12 PM PDT with 62 Recommends
A while ago, I wrote a diary about Henderson Judd of Moore and Chatham Co, NC. He lived on the former border between the two counties along the Cape Fear River. Henderson Judd was a slave owner. ...
by edwardssl
Comment Count 62 comments on Fri Aug 02, 2013 at 09:05 AM PDT with 62 Recommends
My great-grandfather emigrated from Hanover, Germany in 1859 on his 19th birthday at the behest of his parents to avoid being conscripted by the Prussian Army. He made his way by himself via Ellis ...
by dewtx
Comment Count 38 comments on Mon Apr 16, 2012 at 07:34 AM PDT with 61 Recommends
While putting together a photo-book of our girls growing up – something for their families for Christmas this year – I want to include something of a family tree, at least a pedigree. I wound up ...
by qua
Comment Count 142 comments on Tue Aug 06, 2013 at 12:48 PM PDT with 57 Recommends
Since learning about my ancestry dating back to New England colonial days, I’ve come across a large number of interesting characters in my family tree. Some are noteworthy for admirable reasons, ...
by fenway49
Comment Count 88 comments on Fri Feb 22, 2013 at 08:00 AM PST with 57 Recommends
As my mother approaches her 101st birthday, her mind is on fire with long-ago memories. Today, she told me the story of her grandmother, Sarah Plotkin Weintraub, who, in the early 20th century, was ...
by gloriasb
Comment Count 46 comments on Fri Oct 10, 2014 at 11:14 AM PDT with 55 Recommends
I was sitting at my computer a few years ago, digging through family stories, wondering where to start, what to focus on when it came to researching my US family history. The temptation was to start ...
by Nanette K
Comment Count 33 comments on Sun Sep 01, 2013 at 03:40 PM PDT with 53 Recommends
One of the most frustrating things I run into while researching my family history is finding existing pedigrees and compilations containing no source information. While the information may very ...
by edwardssl
Comment Count 159 comments on Mon Feb 21, 2011 at 02:29 PM PST with 53 Recommends