Robert Boyd’s 24 Children

My Boyd family from Pickens County, South Carolina is an interesting group, to say the least. I've never been satisfied with the small amount of information I had gathered about them. While I've used the FamilySearch catalog to research ancestors in my Tennessee counties, I had not looked up my South Carolina Boyds. I regret …

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23andme Ancestry Composition: Comparing My DNA

Yesterday, April 25, 2018, was DNA Day and 23andme.com had a "special". Ancestry.com users could upload their raw DNA file to 23andme and receive 3 health reports (very basic) and ancestry composition. I decided to do an experiment. I already tested with 23andme, but none of my other family members have. (I tested with Ancestry …

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AncestryDNA Ethnicity Comparison Between Parents and Child

First, I want to make it clear that I LOVE Ancestry.com (and no they aren't sponsoring this post or any of my other posts.) I have learned and found so much information both through records and DNA research on their website. If you have any questions about the AncestryDNA test experience, whether you're related to …

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Elizabeth Shelly Hilliard of Carroll County, Tennessee

Elizabeth, married name Hilliard, was my fourth great-grandmother. Her maiden name is listed as Shelley on most family trees, but when I started writing this article I had no record to support this besides a biography in Goodspeeds History of Tennessee. Elizabeth has long just been "Elizabeth Shelley" on my tree with no parents listed. …

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