Monthly Archives: August 2013

A Suffolk case of poaching, stolen birds found cooking in the pot, and transportation

My husband and I were watching the Gary Linekar episode of Who Do You Think You Are last night. And, as is usual with this programme, I was researching the lines as they appeared on screen. But in this case … Continue reading

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Making sense of my mitochondrial DNA test results

I got my mitochondrial DNA test results today, and wanted to blog about the experience of testing, and getting the results, to help others considering going down this route. First it’s worth saying that I avoided DNA testing for a … Continue reading

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Bible presented to Catherine Dodds in 1919

In my maternal side of the family, through the Dodds side, there is a long tradition of ancestors being beadles or church officers for Melrose parish. The earliest was Alexander Dodds (1816-1877), the first of the family to settle in … Continue reading

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