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Huge DNA breakthrough with Irish part of family tree

I’ve blogged before about the enormous difficulties I had tracing my Irish great granny.¬†She died young, in childbirth, and all her family history died with her at her new home in Leeds, Yorkshire. We could never find a marriage certificate … Continue reading

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Great DNA test result in family tree

I, along with my Dad and husband, have had my DNA tested at FamilyTreeDNA. We’ve all had our mitochondrial (mother’s mother’s etc. line) DNA tested, as well as our autosomal DNA, which matches DNA from lots of different ancestral branches. … Continue reading

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An ancestor drowned in a West Yorkshire canal

I knew from family stories that a Yorkshire ancestor had drowned in a canal. A few years ago we traced more details in local newspapers, which I’ll reproduce below in full: Ossett Observer, 1903 May 30 A Canal Workman Drowned … Continue reading

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