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AncestryDNA now in 29 additional Countries

This just crossed my newsfeed today (as I am sure it did for many of you.)

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AncestryDNA Now Offered in 29 New Countries

http://blogs.ancestry.com

I find this news very exciting. In our case both Sweeden and Hungary have made the list of available places where the tests can be found.

I have not had a chance to take a test yet but I would like to for both myself and my mother. Susan has and we really have yet to explore the results.

That being said, we know it will take time and our overseas cousins won’t magically appear tomorrow morning but, I better get going on mine too.

If you find an Cousin ‘across the pond’, We would love to hear about it so drop us a line.

Google Maps

I was just exploring custom Google Maps, and because I have all the time in the world… I have created a map to track our ancestors.  I plan to add their residences, business, burial sites and travels.

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To view the progress of the map, keep an eye on our Map Page right here on the web site.

While this is going to be great for tracking exact spots, I am not quite sure how I am going to add information to a generic town – such as ‘Born in Eastham, MA’  My Initial thinking is to just add a marker at the center of town but, this may become a bit messy.  We will see as time goes on.

Do you have any experience with google maps or have made an Ancestry Map of your own?  Leave us a message in the comments or on our Facebook Page with your experiences.

Discovering Your Past – A long overdue update

It has been some time since my last post but it has not been for a lack of trying.  The long and short of it boils down to my busy work schedule during the holiday season in the shipping industry followed by the need to catch up at my second job with the television station once it is all over.

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Photo by Ryan McGuire - gratisography.com

What is great however is that now I can continue on this genealogical journey and bring more episodes to air.

Coming soon (and in no particular order,) Sue and I will be talking about our adventures in Southern Maine searching for one of her ancestors graves and how Maps, a bit of ‘Geocaching’, talking with the locals, and a wee spot of luck all helped in our hunt.

We will have a chat with the director of Nashua’s LDS Family History Center and find out how valuable this resource is in today’s digital age.  We will also take a tour of the center and perhaps take a peek into some Hungarian records.

The American Canadian Genealogical Society in Manchester, NH will join us to discuss their resources, the Drouin collection, and talk about their most recent publication.

Lastly, in the works is an exciting interview with a Woman who has been tracing her ancestors into Nova Scotia and has discovered a special connection they share with a song of the sea.

So keep an eye out for all of the exciting things in the near future on Discovering Your Past!

Links:

Family History Center: Nashua, NH
https://familysearch.org/learn/wiki/en/Nashua_New_Hampshire_Family_History_Center

The American Canadian Genealogical Society
http://acgs.org/

Geocaching.com
http://www.geocaching.com