Saturday, February 16, 2013

Saturday Serendipity -- February 16, 2013

Here are a few serendipitous discoveries from this week that I commend for inclusion on your reading list.

1.              A great follow up on the DNA story of Richard II at The Legal Genealogist.  It gives a reminder primer on mtDNA, corrects errors in the media, and reminds us all of the difference between an ancestor and a relation. .   I enjoy the writing style of Judy Russell and the way she finds topics to write about with a twist.  Case in point, have a look at her post from yesterday .  I found this to be a delightful read – thoughtful and humorous.
2.              A nice little story about the serendipitous discovery of ancestors in a photograph on a restaurant wall at Abbie and Eveline by Kathy Morales.

3.       The NEHGS newsletter, The Weekly Genealogist, has a feature known as “Stories of Interest” and it seems I always find the feature title to be true.  This week in The Weekly Genealogist, Vol. 16, No. 7 (February 13, 2013),  there is a link to the story of the murder of 57 Irish laborers who worked  on the Duffy Cut for the Philadelphia and Columbia line in 1832. 

4.             Also at The Legal Genealogist -- the poignant piece on remembering an ancestor even when you did not really know him or her.  “The Mystery of Marie”


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