Yearly Archives

  • 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 […]

  • Sioux Nation - Lakota

    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.

    It’s interesting to note that a total lunar eclipse can only occur during a full moon phase, and the term “blood moon” is used when a total lunar eclipse takes place on the day of one of Israel’s feasts.

  • Ancestry DNA testing

    Ancestry DNA Testing Results

    If 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 history from over 750 maternal lineages and over 500 paternal lineages”. Just what I need to supplement my already extensive family tree.

    I’ve been working on my family tree for years using Ancestry.com and FamilySearch.org. It currently goes back as far as the 1500’s on some branches, but to watch that extend back thousands of years will be extremely satisfying.