• Haplogroup H - H2b Video Overview

    Haplogroup H to H2b – A Fun Overview

    Here’s a fun little video overview of the Maternal H haplogroups. You’ll see how the groups evolved over time as DNA mutations occurred. Discover some of the more famous haplogroup H people from past and present times. If you want to dig into the details a bit further, please check out my post on Haplogroup […]

  • MacKenzie Clan

    The History of the MacKenzie Clan – Outlander

    If you watch the Outlander series on TV or have read the Outlander books, you’re familiar with the MacKenzie Clan. If not, keep reading and you will be soon enough. In Scotland, clans originated from Celtic or Norman ancestors. In the case of the MacKenzie family, it was Celtic origins. The Celts – Ancient MacKenzie […]

  • Inverness Scotland

    Outlander – Inverness, Scotland

    I’m a big fan of the Outlander TV series and the books by Diana Gabaldon. With the long mid-season break taking place, I decided to do some research into the historical locations and people in the Outlander stories. Inverness, Scotland                           Inverness is […]

  • The Sioux Nation Pictograph Symbols – Infographic

    The Sioux nation consists of the Dakota, Lakota, and Nakota Indian tribes. Each tribe is divided into subdivisions, 14 in all. They once hunted and roamed free across the lands where modern-day Wisconsin, Minnesota,Iowa, North and South Dakota, and Nebraska are. A proud peoples, they were known for their fierce war-like abilities. In an attempt […]

  • Download The History of Norwegian People in America

    History of the Norwegian People in America – Free eBook

    Learn all about your Norwegian Ancestors! This ebook covers the geography, history and people of Norway, as well as their immigration to America. It also discusses Norwegian: Education Religion Social and Political Aspects Industries Language Culture Included are many maps and tables illustrating immigration statistics and comparing the movement and settlement of Norwegian people with […]

  • Mulgrave Castle Ruins

    The Old Mulgrave Castle – Built by a Giant Named Wade?

    Throughout history, three castles in Yorkshire England shared the name Mulgrave. The most ancient is accredited to a “giant” named Wade. A giant? Yes, that’s what the legend says. I set out to see if I could make sense of it all. Wade, The Duke of England – King of the Finns and Mulgrave Castle […]

  • Blood Moon April 2014

    History of The Blood Moon

    Tonight, on April 15, we will witness the wondrous sight of a blood moon – the first of a set of four total lunar eclipses called a tetrad. It is said to start at 11:59 pm (CST) on April 14th and last until about 5:00 in the morning, with the best views around 2 am. […]

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    Haplogroup H2b

    fter participating in ancestry testing over at 23andme, my DNA results revealed that I belong to haplogroup H2b on my maternal side. H2b is a subclade, or branch of, the more ancient haplogroup H. So, let’s start there and work our way down to H2b.

  • Ancestry DNA testing

    Ancestry DNA Testing Results

    f you’d like to learn more about where you came from, I mean further back than any paper trail will lead you, then opt in for ancestry DNA testing. This is exactly what I did through a company called 23andme. According to their website, you can “Trace your lineage back 10,000 years and discover your […]