Archive | March 11, 2014

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Family Tree DNA Launches New Learning Center

If you’re interested in DNA research as it pertains to genealogy, Roberta’s website is worth the follow!

DNAeXplained - Genetic Genealogy

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Family Tree DNA has launched a new Learning Center.  Meant to be much more comprehensive and interactive than their previous FAQs, with everything available in one centralized place, the new Learning Center encompasses a blog, the former FAQs, Webinar information including currently scheduled and archived past Webinars available,  FTDNA’s Forum, a link to group projects, Users Guides, Group Administrator Guides and tools, a glossary, links to scientific papers and more.

Learning center landing

In fact, the site is so comprehensive that there is even a tutorial about how to utilize the Learning Center.

One of the best aspects of the Learning Center is that it’s fully searchable.  Just as a test, and because I’m a skeptic, I typed the word “heteroplasmy” into the search field.  This term, if you’re not familiar, is a relatively obscure term for mitochondrial DNA.  About 2% of the people who take a full sequence test will have a heteroplasmic mutation…

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NEW! “Atlantic Creole” Design

An Atlantic Creole can be defined many ways – of “mixed” race, mixed ethnicity, mixed blood…

Atlantic Creole
Atlantic Creole by CousinBelles
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Cousin Belle’s Food Themed Gifts On Zazzle

Lemons Puzzle
Cherries Tile
Lemons Tile
Onions Aprons
Apples Card
Pears Cards
Peaches Card

THANK YOU To The Customer Who Bought My “Antique Typewriter” Post Card


I took this photo at Patterson’s Mill Country Store in Chapel Hill, North Carolina. It’s set up like an 1870’s country store. They have a pharmacy museum, of sorts, and you wouldn’t believe the antiques from the 1800’s and early 1900’s! This old Remington typewriter was used to type pharmacy labels – it provided a very important task!