Archive | November 2014

One more lookup (humor from Esto)

It was midnight and I just wanted to follow one one more ancestry green leaf clue, this led to some fascinating discoveries about an 8th grandfather in Seljford Norway. Then I had to double check my copies of the farmbook pages and make a note on my list of lookups to do next Salt Lake City visit. Then click another leaf…

Would you believe when I looked at the time again it was two in the morning? So you can understand why this Esto cartoon really had me laughing.

Genealogy humor from Esto Frigus
Image from geneapalooza used by permission

The DNA behind the PBS show “Finding Your Roots”

On Tuesdays, I usually count down the hours until the latest episode of Finding Your Roots is on, but tonight we will be watching election returns while my DVR records the show. So you all know what I will do when my husband finally heads for bed …


It looks like tonight’s show will showcase the ancestry of a number of jewish celebrities. Since Ashkenazi research can be particularly difficult and the DNA very tricky due to that population’s endogamy, I am particularly interested to see what I can learn.


Cece Moore‘s latest blog entry at the PBS site was just posted. Each week she discusses some of the details of the DNA work she did for the previous show.
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