Category Archives: GENEALOGY

THE HUMAN GENETIC TRAITS BELIEVED TO BE ALIEN AND RARE TO EARTH

Red hairGreen or blue eyesrH-negative blood type The first 2 traits are directly a result of the MC1R gene, from Chromosomes 15 and 16. My mother had all 3 traits. I have blue eyes with copper penny red strands throughout … Continue reading

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THOMAS GAY, my 4th Great-Grandfather

Spelling errors? Really Grandpa? I am the 4th Great-Granddaughter of Thomas Gay (1805-1839) memorialized Texan who fought in the Battle of San Jacinto during the Texas Revolution against General Antonio López de Santa Anna’s army. While a Texas Ranger, he … Continue reading

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THE BYRDS OF VIRGINIA MAY HAVE HAD JEWISH AND MUSLIM ROOTS

A few years ago, after studying the genealogical charts my mother had worked on with her BYRD family lines, I pointed out to her that our Byrd forefathers were goldsmiths and bankers, and back in those days (1600-1700s), those were … Continue reading

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I AM ACADIAN

In 1980, a Federal District Court in Louisiana, in the case of Calvin J. Roach v. Dresser Industrial Valve and Instrument Division, declared Acadian/Cajun as its own ethnicity and granted minority status. The court case summaries are provided in the … Continue reading

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THE CURIOUS CASE OF FRANÇOIS JOSEPH SAVOIE

My 8th Great-Grandfather François Savoie probably had no idea of what quandary he would put modern-day Acadian genealogists and the House of Savoy of Italy in with his deathbed confession. I am allowing my DNA and that of my father’s … Continue reading

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WHAT’S STRANGER THAN CLOSE ENCOUNTERS OF THE 5TH KIND with Aliens?

Finding out I may possibly have a direct descent from Mohammed. Genealogy is weirding me out, man. Starting with my 8th Great-Grandfather: 1-François Savoie and Catherine Lejeune 2-Thomas Francis Savoie, Prince of Carignano (Theory: My connection may be via his … Continue reading

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NAPOLEON’S MARSHAL OF THE EMPIRE, MICHEL NEY

On occasion, I find items potentially related to my ancestry at auction. It was a rarity to acquire a letter reporting to a fallen soldier’s family of his death, signed by Napoleon Bonaparte’s future Marshal of the Empire, Cavalrymaster Michel … Continue reading

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FOR YOU GENEALOGISTS

Just found these “cousin” calculators. I can really use these charts to determine just how close a cousin I am to Rear Admiral Richard Byrd, polar explorer and aviator. We both descend from Thomas Rolfe, the only child of John … Continue reading

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WELL, THIS EXPLAINS SOME THINGS…

Born 2 months premature, I’m the largest person in my family, even the males, with exception to my paternal Grandfather, who was a giant Cajun. I was wondering where the Viking/Teutonic Amazonian proportions came from. Here’s a glimpse into my … Continue reading

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d’ARC OF SYNCHRONICITY

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