Should I use a DNA test kit?

DNA test kit

DNA Test Kit   So, you are thinking about using a DNA test kit to further your genealogical research.  Before you swab your cheek, and drop it in the mailbox; there are a few things you might want to consider. One important question to think about is  “Does the HIPAA Privacy Rule protect genetic information?” … Continue reading

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After a flood

After the flood

After a flood Guidelines for Taking Care of Your Personal Heritage Resources for Conserving Flood Damaged Photos, Antiques and Heirlooms As I sit here in Durham, NC watching the news and see the tremendous damage left behind by hurricane Matthew, my heart goes out to all the victims.  The loss of life here (26 so… Continue reading

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Resources for African American Research

  Alonzo’s Guide for African American Research Why? Because your research can hit a wall at the 1870 census! Research into the past lives of African Americans can present challenges due to the institution of slavery. Because slavery classified people of African ancestry as property and livestock instead of as people, census records can be… Continue reading

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