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Began this "hobby" in the old days...lots and lots of running reels of microfilm at the LDS family research libraries, a few trips to Salt Lake City, Ft. Wayne, and a few to Washington, DC. Have deep, deep roots in this country, am a member of DAR, have taken machete to weeds and overgrowth in more than a few musty molding graveyards, to glean away precious headstones and memorials.

On DNA: I have been working with DNA since 2005, when my husband, his sister, my brother and I enrolled in a National Geographic Migration Study.
This study was on 'deep' DNA.....they were starting to build an 'Out of Africa' human migration shows where your ancestors were 20,000- 30,000 years ago.
Well......I had these stories from my mother's grandmother, so... :)
My Maternal DNA was originally grouped and Haplotyped to the North Eastern Algonquin-speaking tribes of present day Canada. After some time, as the Migration Study database filled and This Continents Migration could be determined (sometime in 2012....), I got a message from a gentleman who had put his grandmothers DNA in another database. He referred to her as 'same tribe as Pocahontas'. By then, the Migration Study was picking up participants who, like me, knew that our colonial and pre-colonial ancestors were from the Chesapeake Bay area, not Canada.
So, the Migration Study was Clearly Useful for the peoples of This Continent.

Was Researching and trying to un-tangle RICE relatives, which Originally came to me as unsolicited Transfers from another Contributor. A daunting task, which I am No Longer undertaking!
......Having repeatedly found different previously published sources that conflict with known Birth/Baptism, Marriage, and Death/Burial records, I will leave the RICE un-tangling to someone else. :)
Thanks to all good cousins.....

*I have recently been Receiving 'Approved Edits' notices for memorials on which I have Not researched, Nor submitted any Edit.
Bear with me; I'm trying to resolve this Odd issue. :)

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