Monthly Archives: July 2016

Estate of John Hall, 1791

IT MUST HAVE BEEN A BAD YEAR. Two of my ancestors — James Arline and George Russell — died in 1791. And, apparently, their neighbor John Hall did too. Hall is actually a significant name in Gates County. One of … Continue reading

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Adventures in DNA.Land

AND NOW FOR SOMETHING completely different. If you are like me, and mostly of European descent (or at least think you are), you may feel a bit disappointed by commercial admixture reports. Sometimes they can be quite vague (23andMe says … Continue reading

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