Archive | July, 2013

AncestryDNA Matches: How Precise are the Results?

One of the many wonderful things about Ancestry.com is that they offer a DNA test (for genealogical purposes only).  The price has been dropping and will probably continue to drop as more people take the test.  Currently, it’s $99 and was recently on sale for a couple of days at a new low of $79.   Test results show, among […]

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Divorce & the Definition of Drunkenness

I came across the following 1910 newspaper article while doing genealogy research.  Amy Hawkins Calvert was my father’s midwife.  What is it they say about comedy?  Comedy is tragedy that happens to somebody else.  And, tragedy plus time equals comedy.  Mrs. Calvert did finally manage to obtain her desired divorce a year later on the ground of […]

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