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Pamela D Lloyd
Eclectisist: Interested in almost everything.
Eclectisist: Interested in almost everything.
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WikiTree for Genetic Genealogy, Part 2
Over on WikiTree, I shared a link to  Part 1 of this series  and asked for feedback. One bit of feedback I received (Thanks, Kay!) was a reminder that there are some links in the DNA Connections section that I didn't cover. In my previous post, I showed you...

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WikiTree for Genetic Genealogy, Part 1
I've been a WikiTree member since May 2013. During that time, the collaborative genealogy website has grown immensely. I'm not sure how many people were involved when I first joined, but today there are 433,449 genealogists managing 14,443,459 profiles for ...

Hi, WikiTree DNAers! I've had my auDNA tested at FTDNA, as well as my father's. One of my second cousins tested at Ancestry and ported her data over to FTDNA, and she was able to convince her uncle, my 1c1r, to test at FTDNA. I've got another cousin on a different line who I recently learned got tested at Ancestry, but she hasn't signed up with FTDNA or GEDmatch, yet. Oh, and I recently offered a test to one of my paternal first cousins, and he said yes, so I hope to have access to that sometime soon, too.

I've got lots of matches on FTDNA and GEDmatch, but the folks I've contacted tend not to respond, or to respond with such limited data that I can't figure out our connection. I love the way WikiTree organizes DNA data. The unique approach is very useful and it really, really helps to be able to trace the (virtual) paper trail.

I've read a number of articles on genetic genealogy, but mostly that has just shown me how much more I've got to learn. I look forward to learning with all of you!


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I would like to attach files to sources and citations, but whenever I try, I get the message: "Unable to attach files while offline." Since the file I'm trying to attach is a JPG on my computer, my online status shouldn't have an effect. Also, since I'm connected to the internet via cable, I'm really in always connected status. So, what's going on here, and what can I do to fix it?
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Every once in a while, we learn that a creature long thought extinct has managed to survive, hidden from us. I love those moments.

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National Geographic writer and blogger Ed Yong, author of I Contain Multitudes: The Microbes Within Us and a Grander View of Life, emphasizes the importance of microbes to the life and health of all beings on the planet, including humans, in this interview with National Geographic's Simon Worral.

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I'm currently taking a genealogy course through FutureLearn: Genealogy: Researching Your Family Tree, which is administered by the University of Strathclyde in Scotland. I'm really loving this class. I've tried online classes before and generally been dissa...

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I just started this class today (well, last night for me, but it was already today in Scotland), and I'm loving it. I've tried taking classes from Coursera, but they never clicked for me. This one has a clean, modular approach that just feels right. Also, I love it that they had the discussion board for the class open before the class started, so I was able to meet some of my classmates ahead of time. When the class started, I discovered I was in a 30-person study group, which I think will help to prevent the kind of overload that can occur when 10s of 1000s of students are all in a class together and participating in discussions. Also, I appreciate that the lecture videos are kept short, or they have been so far, anyway. But, perhaps the best thing is that my instructor also teaches as part of the faculty for the University of Strathclyde's online MSc in Genealogical Palaeographic and Heraldic Studies. So, who knows. If my journey through this 6-week class remains this positive, maybe I'll start working on figuring out how to afford getting a masters degree.

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This may be "the only written primary source of the Berbalang legend," about a village filled with ghouls on the island of Cagayan Sulu (now, Mapun) in the Philippines, as the author describes his own personal experience of trying to visit the ghoul village and the terrible events that followed. I found this story thanks to the #FolkloreThursday Twitter tag and @MultoGhost(Nina Zumel).
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