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Useful Genealogy Tools: DNA Painter

I'm always looking for tools that enhance my research and I wanted to share this free chromosome mapping tool for my fellow genetic genealogy enthusiasts called DNA Painter. If you're not familiar with chromosome mapping, simplistically, it's a way that we... Continue Reading →

What We’re Reading: The Bell Witch

My Grandpa Woodard was an amazing storyteller. He grew up in the era before radio and television, in a rural area of middle Tennessee. His childhood was spent working and getting into mischief - especially with his oldest brother, Claude.... Continue Reading →

What We’re Watching: Churchill’s Secret Agents (Netflix)

 This is a slight departure from our usual, but definitely a show we wanted to share. Last week Netflix released a five episode reality series that immersed 14 "contestants" into the same World War II era selection process and training... Continue Reading →

Cincinnati, Ohio

Research trips should always be a balance between exploring records and exploring the location. This week brings us to Cincinnati, Ohio. A river town that grew into a major city, Cincy has a wealth of sites to visit. Our Airbnb... Continue Reading →

The Holt Sisters of Whites Creek Pike, TN

Last week we went on a photo-collecting mission to our favorite antique store, and we came away with an absolute goldmine of photos (teased on our newly relaunched Instagram and shown at right!) Among those photo gems, we found the... Continue Reading →

The 74th Anniversary of D-Day

It was on this day, June 6, 1944, that approximately 156,000 Allied American, British, and Canadian forces stormed five heavily fortified beaches of Normandy, France by air and by sea for Operation Overlord, one of the largest amphibious (sea/land) military operations... Continue Reading →

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