Not Deeproot, more like Finding Your Roots. Anyone else here dabble in genealogy? I've been gathering data off-and-on for about a decade, adding to the research my mother did in the 1980's. One new resource in my hunt has become genetic services offered by Ancestry.com and 23andme. Thanks to them, this weekend I've been reaching out to second and third cousins that I didn't even know existed. Sometimes there is enough information to figure out broadly what branch of the family we share, and other times its just a complete mystery. I'm working backwards in time from the present, whereas finding cousins traditionally involved working forward in time from a common ancestor. The thing I'm most excited about now is finding a few people in branches of my family that have been dead ends in my prior research. Maybe one of them will know more about our shared great-great grandfather than I do. Anyway, the genetic data is livening up my research by putting me in contact with living relatives instead of sorting through scans of old documents. Genealogy: not a bad way to shelter in place on a rainy day...besides pinball.
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