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Sally Knudsen

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Spencer DNA
My bucket list "who are your parents?" ancestor is my 4th great-grandfather, Asa SPENCER. His story is here and his database information is here.  And seriously, I'm not getting any younger... With so many different DNA testing sites, you can only use the t...

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Test Post 2
This is a test. Again. Sorry ;)

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Test Post
This is a test. I previously used a client to forward my blog posts to Twitter...and then it shut down. I have registered with And my first post came up with duplicate appendages: Trying again. I checked the settings and they only appear once. If t...

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How Many Ancestors: 2017 Edition
Happy New Year! My first post of 2017 is an update to the ongoing "how many ancestors have you identified" quest. The idea is to list the "known by name" ancestors at each genealogical level: parents, grandparents, great-grandparents, etc. As the potential ...

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In a Cave in Germany
I wish this was the cave I was visiting I haven't posted in some time, but that doesn't mean nothing has been happening genealogy-wise lately. I have been in a cave in Wurttemberg. Not an actual cave, but I've been in my basement research cave, after a MAJO...

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Mad Dash to Mad Town
While taking breaks from my DNA matching, I am doing my best to shore up some of my family lines that are a little neglected. One is my maternal grandfather's COUNTRYMAN line. My earliest known ancestors were Peter Countryman ( read about his probate here )...

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Presidential Announcement
President Grover Cleveland 1837-1908 Much of my genealogy lately has revolved around my DNA matches. Sometimes, though, I need a break. That's when I head back to traditional research. And I freely admit, most of my traditional research comes via the intern...

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Birthplace Pedigree. or WOW, Did My Ancestors Travel!
Of course, I had to jump on the bandwagon in creating a birthplace pedigree chart! For "extra credit," I went to six generations, only because all of my lines migrated so much! Here's the picture: Thanks to Cheri at Carolina Girl Genealogy for posting this ...

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Circle of Life
Last week I had the opportunity to wander around the University of Chicago, one of the preeminent universities in the US. Henry Crown Fieldhouse Let's back up first.  I have written in the past about my grandfather Dallas Spencer . My grandfather was born o...

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Vet Your Sources, Please!
I am not Ancestry's biggest fan. I love the record sets. Love. Them. I do not like a lot of the other "tools" they have, especially the DNA tools. I recently checked out a DNA Circle that suddenly has 7 connections. Well, the seven include my two tests, the...
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