Thursday, March 24, 2011

Happy 119th Birthday Rebecca Lanier

Imagine being 119 years old. Happy Birthday to Rebecca Lanier of Ohio.

Tuesday, March 22, 2011

Happy 3rd Blogoversary to Me!

Happy 3rd Blogversary to me. My how time flies and I can't believe it has been three years since I began this genealogy blog, Find Your Folks. My third anniversary was actually yesterday, but I got so busy that I forgot to post. Last year, I did not remember my blog anniversary until several weeks later.

Well, here to three years of bliss and fun. May I have many many more years of blogging.

BTW, thanks to all of my readers and to the numerous people I've met online during these three years of blogging.

Professor Dru

Tuesday, March 8, 2011

My Interview on Blog Talk Radio Show

On Sunday night, I was a guest on the Blog Talk Radio Show, Nurturing Our Roots. Thanks to the wonderful hosts Antoinette Harrell and Robin Foster. Also thanks to all of you who listened in and participated in the chat. If you missed the broadcast, click here to listen.

Sunday, March 6, 2011

My Maternal Ancestry

Graphic was designed using the SmartGraphics feature of PowerPoint 2007.

During this Women's History month, I celebrate my maternal ancestors, known and unknown. My direct maternal line has been traced back to my slave ancestor Ella Scott Jeffress who was born in Virginia around 1842.

Maternal DNA
My three sisters and I inherited the DNA from our mother and her maternal ancestors. This DNA inherited from our direct maternal line falls in the X haplogroup and matches the DNA of present day Africans in two countries: the Beafadu people of Guinea-Bissau and the Temne people of Sierra Leone.

Dorothy, our mother
Emma, our grandmother
Bell, our great-grandmother
Luvenia, our great-great-grandmother
Ella (Elinor), our great-greaat-great-grandmother

Saturday, March 5, 2011

Guest on Blog Talk Radio Show

On Sunday, March 6, at 7 PM CST (8 PM EST), I will be a guest on the Blog Talk Radio Show, Nuturing Our Roots.

For those of you who plan to listen, you may need to use an Internet browser such as Google Chrome,to hear the show. Internet Explorer does not work for me on this site for the live broadcast, but it does work for the archived broadcast. I know that others have had the same problem.