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Leona, proving the Georgia connection was really great. Annie & I spent many weeks (or months) looking for my grandfather's family in Canada, England & Ireland. For some reason, he lied about where he was born on the 1900 & 1910 census - said he was born in Canada. I found the Waycross, Georgia on the death certificate of one of his sons year later. Somewhere between my grandfather's death & John's death, my grandmother found out the truth. I'd really like to know why he lied about his birthplace and/or what he was hiding from, but I guess that mystery will remain a mystery.

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Sandy- That is good news about Georgia. emoticon

I sent for the DNA kits. I know about my mother's side as my grandparents are from Italy. I am pretty sure I have Native American in my blood from my father. Both my father and step-father were born in Oklahoma. For my step- father (Joplin) I have his family tree back to the Joplings and when they came from Wales.

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Congratulations on the family ties in Georgia!!

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I did my DNA test with Ancestry about 3 years ago & it has confirmed much of my tree, which is good. When you get the Ancestry results, you can upload them to Family Tree DNA for free & that will get you even more matches. You can also upload free to Gedmatch & that will increase your matches even more as they have uploaded results from all 3 major DNA testers - Ancestry, Family Tree DNA & 23andMe. I have seen many adoptees find their birth families, most of which turn out to be happy reunions - not all, but most.

By the way, Annie, my DNA confirmed that the Cottingham family in Georgia was the right family. That was really good to know.

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Just reading through everyone's comments about DNA testing. Ancestry has a discount now through 4/26 and it's peaked my interest. Maybe I should send one to my brother!!

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I just have been considering learning more about using Evernote for research. There is a book Evernote for genealogy and there are some webinars and podcast to learn more. I just was wondering about someone using it vs someone promoting it.

Thank you, Sandy. Have a great week.

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PGBACK we're glad to have you. We try to give as much help here as we can, but resources are limited. If you have questions or need help with something, please post it here & we will do our best to help you out.

I have heard of Evernote, but do not use it. Is it a program that you use?

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I just want to thank you for all the information on free websites for genealogy. I have only been interested in genealogy for about a year. Does anyone use Evernote for genealogy research?
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Melody, I don't know if Leona is on the birthday list or not, but could you please make sure she is? Thanks.

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Thanks Sandy- I see they are offering it until Wednesday of this week. emoticon

Welcome Melody as a co-leader. emoticon emoticon

Actually, today April 22, is my birthday and I will celebrate with my kids tonight. I am 79 now.

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Hi, Leona. The Ancestry test is always $79 if you buy it through the Facebook group DNA Detectives. When you get your Ancestry results, you can upload them to Family Tree free. You can also upload them to Gedmatch free & there are tests uploaded there from all three (now four with My Heritage) major DNA testing companies - Ancestry, Family Tree & 23andMe.

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Wishing everyone a Blessed Easter. emoticon If Jewish, A Good Passover.
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Hello all,

This is from Frances on the Anyone Over 70 group. I know she would not mind my sharing. She also does a lot of genealogy. If this helps anyone, let me know and I will tell her. I plan to do this after the Holiday.
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"Leona, I never made a quilt with photos. I did print photos on fabric for the playmat I made for my grandson a couple of years ago. It's a fun, easy process and they came out very well - and still look great.

As to the DNA tests: it probably would be very worthwhile for you, since you seem to have worked your tree extensively. I would recommend you get an autosomal DNA test. Since you're already on ancestry.com, I'd suggest doing it through them when the tests are on sale (sometimes as low as $79). You could also do the autosomal through FamilyTree DNA.com - which is a much more precise test with a great deal of additional information, such as ancestor migration, haplogroups, etc (depending on the test you choose). The autosomal test is about the same price as ancestry's or just slightly higher.

Family Tree offers a mitochondrial test (maternal/female line only) which might be helpful if you have already traced your female line (mother, maternal grandmother, maternal g-grandmother, maternal gg-grandmother, etc). If not - if you don't already know their names - it's not terribly helpful as mtDNA rarely mutates and hundreds of your female ancestors (and their sisters) will carry the exact same mtDNA. I had the mtDNA test and, while I did make some matches, most were completely untraceable due to the commonality of the mtDNA in the places where my maternal ancestors originated.

I would highly recommend Family Tree DNA's Y-dna test for your son, if you want to spend the money ($200-300), as this test traces the paternal/male line only (your son, your husband, your husband's father, his grandfather, etc). This could prove very valuable in making connections through your husband's lines. As an illustration, my father and his only brother are both deceased. My father had only daughters, and his brother had 2 daughters and 1 son. So far, we've been unable to get the son - the lone remaining male - to take a Ydna test. If he passes, the DNA track for that line will be lost forever. My son is going to have the Y test, but that will, of course, be his father's line.

Lastly, get as many relatives as possible tested. Everyone carries different DNA, and even though siblings will get many of the same matches, they will also each get very unique matches. You can link all of them to your tree on ancestry, by setting yourself as the administrator.

I've had the autosomal & mitochondrial tests. My daughter, son, and 20-year-old grandson have each had the autosomal, and my son will be doing the Y-dna. My son-in-law and daughter-in-law have each had the autosomal, as well, because those will help the grandchildren trace their lines as we go forward.

If you'd like to do some research, get "The Family Tree Guide to DNA Testing and Genetic Genealogy" by Blaine Bettinger. It is a very readable explanation of a very complex (to me, at least) subject.

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Thanks. Just couldn't figure out how they told exact countries.



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They look for markers. My markers come back 88% native British. and 12 countries that have invaded England. If you look back in history that even included African countries. When I did my genealogy, one of my ancestors in the US married a black girl in the 1700s. It had nothing to do with an invasion. I'm told the way the DNA really helps is it sometimes shows you that you have markers for a region that you never thought of. An ancestor was born in the US but her family was from Asia and you didn't know you needed to be looking in Asia for her family

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I just opened this topic to ask about DNA testing and find that there is some discussion on it. I was curious because of some of the advertisements I have seen. Also wondering how do they tell the differences between the exact countries. Do they get DNA from a bunch of different people who know their ancestry? I know that there is some DNA testing that tells basic areas/regions of the world. I don't have the money to get one done, but would like to be able to get it sometime and find out just what my great grandparents on my dad's side ancestry is. I know his mother's side mostly, but not positive of her father who could be all German or could be part native American.



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Shoot, I was hoping I was 47% Irish, but since the Welsh and Scottish is included I won't know just how much % I am Irish. I've always had a thing for the Irish. Thanks for the info.

I just found out that Ancestry has a $99 deal for 6-Month Membership and I called to signed up.
So back in business. I had some e-mail come in that I couldn't bring up so now I should be able to get that info.

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Mine came back 88% British and 12% people that invaded Britain. England, Wales, Scotland and Ireland all invaded each other at least once that I know of, so I figured they all fit together. Besides they have been marrying into each other even longer to keep the peace.

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-COURT- The Irish are a complicated bunch. I know, my paternal grandmother was born & raised in Ireland. Here is an article that I hope will help/ It explains how Ireland is made up of long ago immigrants from England, Scotland & Wales.

I have come to think of Great Britain as a mini version of the U.S. & those four countries as the separate states, with people moving freely back & forth.


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Leona, sorry about the loss of your friend. 91, is a long life to live and to think what history she has witnessed.

I have a question about the DNA print out. I've had it a long time and still haven't figured it out.

It says 47% IRELAND

But when I click on the word Ireland, it says primary: Ireland, Wales, Scotland.
Then it goes into the less than primary. Would Wales and Scotland be part of the 47% ?
That would cut down my % of Irish. I've been telling everyone I'm 47% Irish, since it says Ireland on the main screen.

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Well I lucked out that relative was also a mayor and liked to be called Captain, There was a big debate in the papers as to weather he ever captioned a boat or just liked the title. The news papers did say he owned a fleet of boats and had his boats run the blockade, but could find no proof he captained one of the boats. I found a report in a news paper that showed what boats had docked at a local port just before the war, 23 boats had docked and unloaded that day, my relative owned 22 of them. I still don't know if he ever captained a boat, But if he wants to be called Captain, Captain it is.

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Hello all,

I went to a funeral of a good friend. She turned 91 and died the next day.
Her parents and my husband's parents were very close friends. This is the second close friend I lost in the past year.

I think this is one reason I work at my genealogy. I want my kids and their kids to know about the family and since I personally knew my aunts and uncles, this is how I can tell my kids.

Some of you find detailed information like the uncle Mary A;ice found and family Joyce. Where did you find it?

Need to get busy.
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Always fun when we find someone special. I found an uncle that wasn't a soldier in the civil war, but had a fleet of ships and was a blockade runner.

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emoticon In my on line work last night I found a War Hero ! emoticon
2nd cousin of my Dad's and only one year older than he....A Missouri farm boy with mechanical aptitude became a "Motor Machinist Mate 2C" on a Submarine.
The sub was lost at sea and never recovered....he received a Purple Heart (well, his family)

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Thanks, Leona. I'll check it out.

Spent 8:00 am to 4:30 pm in a continuing ed class, so I'm tired. Had under 800 steps when I got home. Went on the Wii & did Walk It Out for 30 minutes & now have 3,916 steps. Was going a little slow because I am tired. Good night all.

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Sandy- The woman who has a site about thyroid is Mary Sholom. I found her on many sites and one is verywell.com/about.com. She is in medical but someone who has thyroid problems.
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Have a funeral tomorrow before work....Tues drove to Sedalia to see Dad and helped him do the electronic "Guest Book" for his brother's wife. He used to type all the time, but a short note took him forever..
.He is 93 and now the last of his generation...he was 9th of 10 children.

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Sandy- I had the right side of my thyroid removed years ago. I had skin cancer on top of my heard so I am bald on top and have thin hair. I am on Synthroid and I am not sure it helps but I will stay on it. Hard to lose weight. There is a site I used to read that is helpful. I will find it for you. Take care.

I found I am able to scan on my new printer so I may do some scanning today of papers for the genealogy.

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Give it time Sandy and you will see the results. As I learned form this stupid infection it takes longer to get better then it does to get sick

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It's been a weird time for a while. The thyroid condition has been causing some hair loss & the doctor sent me to a dermatologist. We tried several things that I didn't feel were really helping & she gave me a prescription to try which my doctor was monitoring with monthly bloodwork. He did the first one before I started taking the prescription. After a month, he took another one & told me that my sodium levels were down & to let the dermatologist know to see what she wanted to do. She wanted me to continue the meds, so my doctor took another blood test a month later & said the sodium levels were too low. I asked him if some of the symptoms I had been having were caused by that & he said yes, stop taking the med immediately. I contacted the dermatologist to let he know that I was stopping the med & she suggested another one we could try. It was pretty expensive & I declined.

Problem over, right? No, not quite. After stopping the med, I gained about 1 pound every day. By day 10 I was ready to call the doctor because I had gained 12 pounds. I decided to call him the next day. The next morning I was down 1 pound so I put off contactinng him. The weight has continued to drop but not as fast as it went up. So far, only 5 pounds gone of the 12 that was added. Needless to say, I'm not real thrilled by that.

The good news is that I am back to feeling normal (whatever normal is) & have more energy. I'm back to exercisiing every day & ready to get back to de-cluttering & cleaning. I am starting the 30 Day Decluttering Challenge today. Bring it on!

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Leona, They had my father buried in a local cemetery when mom bad him cremated and his ashes were on a plane to another country so we could spend them on his farm he loved so much

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I have not checked Find-A-Grave for a long time.

Mary Alice- I find obituaries can be wrong so many times. The paper got my father's first name wrong and I was the one who gave them the information.

I will scan more pictures again today and mark them.

Leona

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I usually go take pictures to fill requests from people who would like pictures & do not live in this area.

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I have a long-time college friend who is involved with Find-A-Grave. I never appreciated how much work it takes to do that, and it's all done by volunteers. Given that, I understand why some of the information may be incorrect or incomplete, but they are very good about taking and making corrections. Thanks to them I have pictures of graves and additional information I would never have had otherwise. My thanks to those of you who do this work.

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ASOBFALLS I am also a photographer for Find-A-Grave. In addition to providing needed information for others, it's great exercise.

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Daddy passed away 5 years ago. Find a grave had his info wrong, so I stopped trusting it. they have since corrected it, but I seldom go there any more

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Had a brief meeting 90 miles away on Sunday (only day the weather was good this week)
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The Community Goal Feed has gone live. Here is an article with more information about it.

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An additional message from Spark Guy -

Hello SparkPeople!

I’m writing to tell you some background and goals for our new Community Goal Feed!

This is an exciting new feature that will motivate you to take one small step to reach your goals in a fun and simple way. With your support, we hope to make this one of the most positive sources of social support in the world.

As part of this launch, we are challenging our members to reach 1 million posts to the Community Feed. I will be posting to the feed just about every day and hope you will join me to both reach your goals and help us reach 1 million posts together!

There are 3 types of posts you can make to the Community Goal Feed:
1) Text post sharing anything you’d like to say
2) Photo with any text you’d like to add
3) Completed goals posted directly to the feed (and include optional comment and/or photo). Goals can be selected from the 4 main areas of: Nutrition, Fitness, Motivation, and Other Goals. The feed will then display the type of goal you selected plus your optional comment. The goal selection process will be easy to understand once you start to make a post.

We’re very excited about having this type of community feed for the first time at SparkPeople building on our longtime supportive community. But I’m especially excited about being able to post Goals directly to the feed. I’ll share more about the reasons for this below.

As quick background, I originally started SparkPeople after putting together a personal improvement program that helped me conquer social anxiety. This program integrated the best of health and fitness with the best of goal-setting, leadership, motivation, and behavioral psychology. A co-worker used the same program and eventually lost 50 pounds and told me I changed her life. She went on to motivate a group of other people who said, “Pat, if you can do it, we can do it!” This was the original “spark” that led to SparkPeople – which then led to reaching our mission to “spark” millions of people to reach their goals using health and fitness as a springboard to success in all areas of life.

We believe this Community Goal Feed is one of the best uses we’ve ever had for this underlying program that integrates these areas in a way that makes it fun to reach goals – both because of the social support and the wide range of goals we’ll all be encouraged to track and share.

Another piece of background is that we have always had 4 main types of features on our site/app:
1) Tracking tools like nutrition and fitness tracker
2) Expert articles and videos from our team
3) A supportive community made up of people motivating each other
4) SparkPoints gamification as a way to make it fun to reach one small goal at a time.

For the first time ever with this community feed, we are integrating all 4 types of features into one main feature! We call this integration of goals into a community feed “socially-enabled goal tracking.” We think this will make the SparkPeople feed unlike any other type of feed and will make it valuable for our members to participate in this feed even if you already use other social feeds like Facebook. We will continue building out this feature including adding goal reports for goals posted to the feed plus several other ideas.

The Community Goal Feed can become a central place for all of us to “hang out” for this type of accountability to each other and to both motivate other people and be motivated by others – and have fun together. I plan to post to the feed several times per day as a way to keep me motivated and accountable to reach my goals. You can think of posting and commenting to the feed as a simple challenge that could change your life!

We hope to build a community spirit where we comment on each other’s posts for support and motivation. We’ve always seen in our community that even the smallest comments can make a big impact on someone. You don’t have to be an expert to motivate someone else. Every person has an ability to motivate other people. Even “liking” posts is a great way to show your support to other members. Once you start doing this, you might find that it’s addictive to spark other people to reach their goals by being a Healthy Leader and this positivity will translate to your own life.

If you are interested in updates on the feed, just follow my blog and I’ll send out periodic announcements.

We want to make this the most motivational and useful tools around for reaching goals in a fun environment.

Thanks for reading and I hope to see you posting to the SparkPeople Community Goal Feed!

Here is a quick screenshot showing how the feed will look:
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SparkCheers!

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Here is a notice from Coach Jen about a new change that will appear on our home pages. You will have to copy & paste the link to go to the preview page.

Hi everyone!

I wanted to give you a heads up about a new feature we'll be launching in the next day or two. We're very excited to introduce our Community Goal Feed, a place to post updates and photos, share your goal progress and tell others a little more about yourself! This feed will be found on your Start page (on the full site) or homescreen (through the app). Here's a link to what the Start page will look like:

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We think this feed will make it even easier for people to share and get the support they need to reach all of their healthy living goals. We're hoping you all can play a key role in being active in the feed, both by your own posting and commenting/liking others posts. know you'll likely have some questions about how it's all going to work, but we'll be posting a blog about all of the details as soon as the feature launches. We just wanted you to be aware that it's coming.

Thanks so much for your support!

Coach Jen

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Just wondering if anyone else here is doing a 40 Days 40 Items challenge for Lent? I am not Catholic & have never done the giving up something for lent thing, but when I heard about this I decided to do it. You put one item a day to get rid of in a bag & at the end of 40 days, drop it off wherever it goes. I have a bag for shoes to go to the Shoeman, a bag for items to go to Goodwill & a bag for items to go to the dumpster. Every little bit helps.

Here is a link for information about the Shoeman Project just in case you have shoes to get rid of.

www.shoemanwater.org/

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I knew I had an infection, but the dentist hadn't been able to get it under control so I just let the endodones handle it. She said the infection was such that the dentist wouldn't be able to deal with it. The endonontist ended up lancing a mass in my cheek, cleaning the puss out of the tooth and packing the tooth with antibiotics that drain slowly into my body. I go back in 2 weeks for her to clean the antibiotics out and put the normal filling in the roots.

What got me, is like always I told her that I was very sensitive to narcotics and OD easy. This normally gets me a child's dose, which works fine. She told me that they have found that 2 ibuprofen and a Tylenol taken at once works good for people that can't take narcotics. And i was to take them every 6 hours. She gave a prescription for Tylenol with a small dose of narcotics, but said she didn't think I would need to fill it.


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I am A543617. No match. Sorry.

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I was just browsing around the forum and noticed STLOUISWOMAN mentioned DNA Detectives on FB. I'm on there too. Small world I guess. Is anyone here on GEDMatch? I'm A875299 if you are.

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I think Genealogy in in my genes. So many of mom's cousins have taken the DNA test and I have gotten to know my cousins on my Dad's side when we discovered we were building the same tree. Our common Great grandmother had done a family tree and then destroyed it. We where trying to one rebuild the tree and two see if there was a copy somewhere of the old tree she hadn't destroyed.

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It's really pretty exciting that so many cousins have taken the DNA test and that your mother can remember the stories from their childhoods. Just a thought (take it or leave it): write down (ok, key into the computer) all the stories you can get. They reflect a time of life that is probably long gone. Your children may not appreciate them now; that seems to come with age. If we don't get the stories when our parents are alive they (the stories) will be lost forever. If you can print them out (passwords disappear too) then they can be saved until they will be appreciated. Many of us wish we had stories such as yours and can never get them; you will be giving a great gift to future generations.

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I've never really known what to do with my DNA matches, except call mom when it is one of her cousins and listen to all the stories about what they did growing up. Dad had little or no use for family, I saw my cousins maybe once. Mom grew up with her cousins, but after she married Daddy, never heard from them again, so me finding out about them, who they married, what they did for a living, how many children they had, is very exciting to her.

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I appreciate the offer of help. I do not know what mirror trees are. However, I now have both sides of my genetic heritage. I am creating my trees on mother's side but letting my sister follow up on our father's side since she already has a major head start on that process. I am accumulating DNA matches from Ancestry but don't have a lot of time to work on it right now. I have some thoughts about how to take that information and work backward on it but will have to wait awhile to put it into practice. However, if someone already has a system for that process I'd be interested in hearing about it. I have been in contact with one DNA connection that matches up at about the 3rd or 4th cousin level. She lives about 900 miles from here but somehow that doesn't seem too far. We will start out with what we each have and see where it leads us.

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WESTERNSAGE I have some training in DNA & mirror trees. I can help you if you want. Just let me know.

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Tired, but it is a good tired. I've been CLEANING. I'm determined to have the living room & hopefully, the bedroom cleaned completely before the new windows are installed. The fun part, is I don't know exactly when that will be. He is going to do it when the weather permits & he has a free day so I will have one day notice. The furniture in the living room is moved around & the wood floor is clean & shiny on one side of the room. Going to try to finish the other side of the room tomorrow, but I don't have the energy I used to have so it may take two more days. At least right now he can move the sofa & end tables from in front og the windows without getting attacked by dust bunnies.

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Sandy, thanks for the suggestion. However, I do not use Facebook at all.

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Sandy- We are leaving on Friday, hopefully, to go to Ft. Worth from Minnesota. The weather looks like it will be icy in Kansas City area and Oklahoma so we will have to really watch the weather. I have Kansas City on a favorite on my weather. I get the Weather Channel and can set favorite places.

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Need to get packed. I will be back next week and will get back into Spark.

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WESTERNSAGE are you by any chance a member of the FB group DNA Detectives? If not, I suggest you consider joining it. www.facebook.com/groups/DNADetective
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I took the Ancestry DNA test - caught it when they had one of their $20 off specials. I was adopted and had no info on my biological father. The first connection who popped up turned out to be my half sister and she has already done a lot of work on dad's family tree. So I found a whole slew of relatives. On the other hand, nobody close on my mother's side has turned up at all. It just depends on who else has already taken the test.

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Someone on another team asked about DNA and I knew about this one. Link did notwork so you can copy and paste.

Anyone done this yet?


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Know nothing about Family Tree maker....I love the FamilySearch.org because it is free.

Gal on FindAGrave I had been talking with sent me a link for Rachel Steely Yandell who had moved with a group to Oklahoma...but the Steely who stayed in Missouri didn't know where.

It was amazing to follow up and make connections...There was a picture of Rachel....and a man named after her brother, my Grandfather that we didn't know about!

And...I have sent and received a private email from a relative who may have more pictures.

Wow....oh, now back to real life. emoticon

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I'm using family tree maker, or was. I never quite figured out the last up date and they have already told me that the next update won't work on my old PC. I use a mac most of the time now and family tree maker use to cost twice as much. I heard they are making them the same so will have to check it out.

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I pulled out some papers yesterday and my daughter told her husband to study the page as it will be a test. This is on Titian Vecellio. We descend from his brother's line. He did not take a test. emoticon

Anyone using Family Tree Maker? I know they were changing but have not taken the time to check on it. emoticon

It has been so cold here with the below zero weather. Today it is snowing and watching the traffic now in Minneapolis/St. Paul is a nightmare. Glad I stayed home.

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Glad you are better, don't push it

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Happy New Year. emoticon

I pledge to get back into genealogy.

I had a bypass the end of June and doing fine but trying to still play catch-up.

Sandy- I no longer worry about my hair or lack of it. People have to take me as I am so you were just fine. emoticon
I am bald on top because of skin cancer and right thyroid gone.

Do hope all have been fine.

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Happy New Year!

Hoping 2017 brings everyone peace, joy and love and all the best.

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The noisy fireworks started here about 6:00 p.m. and went until about 12:30. We are "in town" but in a small farming community so things are pretty open here too. We watched the Lincoln Center Concert and then the presentation of the Mark Twain Award to Carol Burnett which went until 12:30. It certainly made for a really pleasant evening and a great way to start the new year. Hope everyone else has a good year as well.

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Happy New Year


The fire works started at 5P last night 1/4 a mile from our house and went on till 12:15. The early ones were just the noise makers, but I did go out on the porch at midnight and watched the pretty ones. I think there was a contest between one 1/4 mile to the left, one 3/4 mile in front and one 1/4 mile behind us. Made quite a light show. Mutt didn't get his evening walk, he hates firecrackers, and was ready to go at 5 this morning. We have a lot more freedom in the country, but then so does everyone else.

Sandy everyone else hair was wind blown too

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Sandy, I'm sure no one worried about your hair except you. After all, anyone out at the store was dealing with that same wind. And most of us are so self-absorbed we don't notice those around us very much, except to try to avoid walking into them. And when all else, fails, it is good for all of us to learn to laugh at ourselves. Life is too short to sweat such trivialities. Best wishes for the new year.

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I'm sure glad that today is ending th old year & not starting the new year. I went to Walmart to pick up a few things & to pick up two online orders. Just before I got out of the car, I discovered that I had lost my list somewhere. OK, I'd just have to do my best to remember what was on it. Then the rubber band that was holding my hair back broke & I only had one clip with me. I put what I could into the clip & the rest had to just stay loose. Except that the wind was blowing - hard - from my back. Could I really go into Walmart like this? Than I thought of some of the people I'd seem in there & in I went. There frozen chicken breasts were $3.00 higher than Aldis which was on the other side of the plaza. Did I really want to go into Aldis looking like this? No, but I also didn't want to have to make another trip for the chicken. I ran in, got my chicken & got in the checkout landm hoping I wouldn't see anyone I know. God smiled on me & I didn't see anyone I knew. Or maybe He was laughing at me?

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Last night I found the grave and much information on 3 GreatsGrandfather's older sister. She had stayed back in Tenn when part of the family came to SW Missouri in 1850.
Seems she had a large family and lived until 1916. Nice to find!

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to ASOBFALLS in particular ... although most of us have felt the addiction while staring at FindAGrave or Family Search and many other places. I understand where you are coming from. Just now I am searching in an area of Scotland for my father's ancestors and everthing (for me) is new, not old.


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Hope everyone had a good holiday and are ready to start the new year off with a bang, and I don't mean those noisy things they are shooting off around here that scare the you know what out of the dogs. So they need to go for a walk, but then they can not only hear the noise makes but see them.

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emoticon emoticon And then it was put to music emoticon emoticon emoticon

Edited by: ASOBFALLS at: 12/25/2016 (11:55)
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I heard the bells on Christmas Day
Their old familiar carols play,
When wild and sweet,
Their words repeat,
Of peace on earth, good will to men!
Henry Wadsworth Longfellow (Unitarian, poet)


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This (Family Search combined with Find A Grave) is addicting....I am SITTING in front of the computer waaayyy too much.

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My understanding is that the LDS has made armament to share with ancestry. I'm not quite sure what you are asking, but I don't think you can use Ancestry, You just have access to their records.In other words when you are researching someone records from Ancestry will come up, but you won't save them on ancestry and things like Ancestry hints won't come up. I haven't gotten on family search lately so I can't be sure, but that is my understanding.

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Today I upgraded for 6 months of Ancestry Worldwide. I hope I can find what I am looking for in England and France on my birth mother's grandmother's side, in England on my birth mother's paternal side, in Ireland on my adopted mother's side and in Germany/Austria on my adopted father's side. Lots to do next 6 months.

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Hello MaryAnn sounds like a good plan....
Do my entries on Family Search go to Ancestory?? Family Search is the FREE sibling of Ancestry also run by LDS. Anyway, I am getting my stuff up there in the cloud.

Still working a 40 hour week and struggling to find computer time.

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Hello everyone ! I have been a member off and on
for quite awhile. I tend to overcommit and get behind.

I love find-a-grave and took picture for several years.
Mobility issues have kept me off doing it for a couple
of years now.

My goal for 2017 is to finally get my research online at
Ancestry. It is my life's work and I want it posted before
I die. I bought a small printer/scanner and paid for 6mo
of the super-dupper ancestry and hope to do a lot of
research this year.

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I have not been on for ages. I had heart surgery in June and just stopped Spark. Back again and hope to get more involved.

I am still working on my genealogy but need to get serious again.

If I do not get on again for a bit, have a Merry and Blessed Christmas or if another religion best to you.
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ASOBFALLS,

I live near a small graveyard and was thinking about it the other day. No family of mine there.

Is your name Joyce?

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..I've just discovered a fun thing!

I am working two sites: Find A Grave and Family Search.org
2 months ago visited a small rural cemetery where Uncle Floyd is buried...got picture of his headstone and then snapped about 10 random headstones just ?? because

So yesterday made a Memorial for Uncle Floyd and then checked out the other photos and 8 of them were useable...as in no Memorials or memorial with no photo.
Then I found a feature on Find A Grave where there are photo requests and more than a dozen requests are for the small cemetery in my town....So next warm weather I'll be walking the cemetery with my camera for my exercise!

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emoticon Always watching and wondering where Mary Alice found snow. Canadians are weather fanatics, you know.


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emoticon Just checking in from snowy and very cold Canada





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I changed my profile Picture. I took the boys to play in the snow this morning This is how we do it south of Houston

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