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Do you have Neanderthal DNA? You may well ask if you are hairy, have tough skin, nails and thick hair.

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2          2SharesA while ago, I happened upon an extremely interesting news story on malaysiandigest.com, “Are You A Hairy Diabetic Smoker Who Suffers Stomach Cramps? Blame Your Neanderthal Ancestor“, in which they describe the links between remnants of Neanderthal DNA and several modern health problems. Do you have Type 2 diabetes, lupus, Crohn’s disease and biliary cirrhosis? …

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Emery maternal ancestors.

Researching paternal or maternal lines: Is one better than the other?

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1          1ShareWhen researching paternal or maternal lines, the tendency seems to be to place more value – and therefore time and effort – into the paternal lines. Is it true that following paternal lines is better than following maternal lines?   In my mind, no. The other side of this question is: “Should genealogy research concentrate …

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Genealogical Research of Vermont Ancestors is Getting Easier

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            Find Your Vermont Ancestors A federal grant from the National Endowment for the Humanities has paid for a Vermont Digital Newspaper Project planned to take two years for scanning up to 100,00 pages from Vermont newspapers of the 1800’s and early 1900’s, providing highly sought information about Vermont ancestors of researchers. Vermont is only …

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Resource file.

Dates and details: Keep a genealogy resource file.

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             Everyone knows that Portland is in Oregon, don’t they, but what year did that area develop?   Did you know that in earlier times, it was in the Oregon Territories?   Hmm.   And when did Saskatchewan become a province, eh?   These details about states, provinces, counties, and other events, can be overwhelming …

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