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Monthly Archives: November 2009

Taylor DNA — toward a historical haplotype

Well, apparently I don’t know how to scrape the inside of my cheeks properly, since the lab took extra long to culture my Y-chromosome DNA. But I finally have a complete 37-marker Y-chromosome DNA test back, so now our Taylor family has three datapoints from which to triangulate a historical haplotype for our common ancestor, […]

a genealogist’s Hallowe’en

Just an odd bit culled from the website of the Times —  Robertson Davies, writing in 1990, reminded us that Hallowe’en should be a good time to “revive the custom of giving some respectful heed to our forbears:” [O]ur forbears are deserving of tribute for one indisputable reason, if for no other: without them we […]