The July Genealogy Blog Party: DNA Discoveries

The July Genealogy Blog Party: DNA Discoveries

 

This month, we’re talkin’ DNA!

One of my favorite TV shows started it’s fifth and final season last month: Orphan Black (currently airing on Saturday nights on BBC America).

For those of you who haven’t seen it, Orphan Black tells the story of a young woman who grew up an orphan (obviously) with no knowledge of her biological family. After witnessing the death of another woman who looks exactly like her, she goes searching for answers and eventually learns that she is one of many human CLONES! 😮

Watching Orphan Black got me thinking about DNA and genetic genealogy and all the incredible things it can tell us about ourselves and our ancestors (not that we’re clones, I hope).

So the question for this month is:

Q: Tell us about an amazing DNA discovery you have made.

➡ Have you found new cousins?

➡ New ancestors?

➡ Broke through a brick wall?

➡ Or something even juicier? 😉

Let us know what you did and how you did it!

Haven’t jumped into the gene pool yet?

No problem. There’s an alternate prompt for you!

Alternate Prompt: Tell us about your clone

Q: Who is your CLONE?

In other words, which ancestor are you the most like?  Examples include similarities in:

  • Appearance
  • Personality
  • Sense of humor
  • Occupation
  • Family composition
  • Location where you live
  • Be creative! 😊

When you’re ready to join the party, click the blue “Add Link” button at the bottom of this post to add your link. 

Have you made any DNA discoveries yet? Join the #Genealogy Blog Party before July 31! Click To Tweet

 

📌 Each post must include at least one image.

📌 Not a blogger? Send your story to me, and I will share it as a guest post.

📌 Previously published posts are acceptable. You don’t have to reinvent the wheel to participate.

Party Etiquette (a.k.a. The Rules):

  • The July Genealogy Blog Party: DNA DiscoveriesBring a Friend – Tell your friends and followers about the Genealogy Blog Party by using Twitter, Facebook, Pinterest, Instagram, or whatever type(s) of social media you use. Social media sharing buttons are located at the bottom of this post.

     

  • Visit and comment on at least 3 other links in the party (more is better). Parties are meant to be social events, and we can’t be social without talking to each other!

     

  • Follow me on social media. Links are below this post and in the footer.

     

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The June Genealogy Blog Party: Remember the Descendants

The Genealogy Blog Party - June 2017

It’s all about the descendants!

Whether you’ve been researching your family history for 3 years or 30 years, your research is precious to you. Think about how hard you’ve worked: the brick walls, the emails from previously-unknown cousins, the late night happy dances, What will happen to your research after you’re gone?

Q: How will you preserve your family history research for YOUR descendants?

 

Examples include (but are not limited to):

  • Writing a family history book
  • Creating a family tree chart
  • Adding family photos and ephemera to a scrapbook
  • Saving your blog posts to print in a book
  • Digitizing old media (VHS tapes, reel-to-reel films, slides, prints, etc.)

If you haven’t started doing any of these yet, hopefully, this will get you thinking about it!

No “direct line” descendants? Don’t forget about collateral descendants, such nieces, nephews, cousins, and anyone who might come along after you’re gone looking for information about your family and its history.

The June #Genealogy Blog Party is over. Read how these bloggers r saving family history! Click To Tweet

 

 Please note that I have decided to do away with the voting. Just as each of our ancestors is unique, every ancestor story is special in its own way. I would prefer to recognize all entries in the Genealogy Blog Party equally. 

 Each post must include at least one image.

 Want to participate, but you don’t have a blog? Send me your story, and I will share it as a guest post.

Remember, you don’t have to reinvent the wheel to participate.

The Genealogy Blog Party - June 2017 - PinnableParty Etiquette (a.k.a. The Rules):

  • Bring a Friend – Notify your followers of the Genealogy Blog Party by using Twitter, Facebook, Pinterest, or whatever types of social media you use. Social media buttons are located at the bottom of this post.

     

  • Visit and comment on at least 3 other links in the party (more is better, of course). Why? Parties are social events, and we can’t be social without talking to each other!

     

  • Follow me on social media. Links are in the footer.

     

  • Subscribe to the NewsletterNewsletter subscribers receive advance notice of Genealogy Blog Party themes and other information. 

More Information:

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Make a Wish (List) at the Genealogy Blog Party!

Genealogy Blog Party December 2016

 

Santa’s making a list and checking it twice. Have you been naughty, or have you been nice?

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Get your wish list ready for the December #Genealogy Blog Party! Click To Tweet

 

Want to participate, but you don’t have a blog? Send me your story, and I will share it as a guest post. And remember, you don’t have to reinvent the wheel to participate.

 

Party Etiquette (a.k.a. The Rules):

  1. Bring a Friend – Notify your followers of the Genealogy Blog Party by using Twitter, Facebook, Pinterest, or whatever types of social media you use. Social media buttons are located just to your left, for your convenience.
  2. Visit and comment on at least 3 other links in the party (more is better, of course). Why? Because parties are social events, and we can’t be social without talking to each other!
  3. Follow me on social media, if you haven’t already. Links are in the footer.
  4. Subscribe to the Little Bytes of Life NewsletterNewsletter subscribers receive advance notice of Genealogy Blog Party themes and other information. 🙂

More Information:

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The Genealogy Blog Party Celebrates Family Traditions

Genealogy Blog Party November 2016 Family Traditions

 

It’s the most wonderful time of the year: parties, food, family, and FUN!

So… tell us about your favorite holiday* tradition!

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Celebrate family traditions at the November #Genealogy Blog Party! Click To Tweet

 

Want to participate, but you don’t have a blog? Send me your story, and I will share it as a guest post. And remember, you don’t have to reinvent the wheel to participate.

 

Party Etiquette (a.k.a. The Rules):

  1. Bring a Friend – Notify your followers of the Genealogy Blog Party by using Twitter, Facebook, Pinterest, or whatever types of social media you use. Social media buttons are located just to your left, for your convenience.
  2. Visit and comment on at least 3 other links in the party (more is better, of course). Why? Because parties are social events, and we can’t be social without talking to each other!
  3. Follow me on social media, if you haven’t already. Links are in the footer.
  4. Subscribe to the Little Bytes of Life NewsletterNewsletter subscribers receive advance notice of Genealogy Blog Party themes and other information. 🙂

More Information:

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The Genealogy Blog Party Gets STRANGE!

A Stranger Genealogy Blog Party

 

What is the STRANGEST THING you have found in your genealogy research?

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*Make your own Stranger Things logo with the Stranger Things Generator.

Want to participate, but you don’t have a blog? Send me your story, and I will share it as a guest post. And remember, you don’t have to reinvent the wheel to participate.

Who's ready for some STRANGE #GENEALOGY?! Click To Tweet

 

More Information:

Read past Genealogy Blog Parties
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Grab a Badge!

 

Party Etiquette (a.k.a. The Rules):

  1. Bring a Friend – Notify your followers of the Genealogy Blog Party by using Twitter, Facebook, Pinterest, or whatever types of social media you use. Social media buttons are located just to your left, for your convenience.
  2. Visit and comment on at least 3 other links in the party (more is better, of course). Why? Because parties are social events, and we can’t be social without talking to each other!
  3. Follow me on social media, if you haven’t already. Links are in the footer.
  4. Subscribe to the Little Bytes of Life NewsletterNewsletter subscribers receive advance notice of Genealogy Blog Party themes and other information. 🙂

 

 

Go Back to School with the Genealogy Blog Party!

The Genealogy Blog Party - September 2016

 

It’s Back to School time at the Genealogy Blog Party

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Want to participate, but you don’t have a blog? Send me your story, and I will share it as a guest post. And remember, you don’t have to reinvent the wheel to participate.

 

More Information:

Read past Genealogy Blog Parties
Frequently Asked Questions (FAQs)
Grab a Badge!

 

Party Etiquette (a.k.a. The Rules):

  1. Bring a Friend – Notify your followers of the Genealogy Blog Party by using Twitter, Facebook, Pinterest, or whatever types of social media you use. Social media buttons are located just to your left, for your convenience.
  2. Visit and comment on at least 3 other links in the party (more is better, of course). Why? Because parties are social events, and we can’t be social without talking to each other!
  3. Follow me on social media, if you haven’t already. Links are in the footer.
  4. Subscribe to the Little Bytes of Life NewsletterNewsletter subscribers receive advance notice of Genealogy Blog Party themes and other information. 🙂

 

 

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