#52Ancestors Week 35 ‘Unforgettable’

Welcome to Week 35 of my Genealogy challenge, from the wonderful Amy Johnson Crow, of writing something about your Ancestors for a whole year, #52Ancestors in 52 weeks. This week's prompt is 'Unforgettable'. I started tracing my Family History in the late 1990’s, back when the Internet was in its infancy and home computers were … Continue reading #52Ancestors Week 35 ‘Unforgettable’

Blackstone Reaches $4.7 Billion Deal to Buy Ancestry.com

Blackstone Group Inc. acquired a majority stake in Ancestry.com Inc., the business known for family history research and DNA testing. The deal is valued at $4.7 billion, Blackstone said in a statement Wednesday. It’s the first acquisition by Blackstone’s largest ever private equity fund. Silver Lake and Singaporean sovereign-wealth fund GIC Pte have been the … Continue reading Blackstone Reaches $4.7 Billion Deal to Buy Ancestry.com

#52Ancestors ‘Middle’ and How to Clutch at Straws

Welcome to week 26 of my Genealogy challenge, from the wonderful Amy Johnson Crow, of writing something about your Ancestors for a whole year, #52Ancestors in 52 weeks. This weeks prompt is 'Middle' and my first thought was the most unusual middle name on my tree, that of my great-grandmother Marguerite 'Longland' Lukes. Now you … Continue reading #52Ancestors ‘Middle’ and How to Clutch at Straws

My DNA Breakthrough and Looking for a Needle in a Haystack

For those of you that follow me online, you will have no doubt seen the post I made on Father's Day, about the amazing DNA breakthrough that I made on my Family Tree, to say that I was excited is the biggest understatement of the year!!! To give you some background, after I started researching … Continue reading My DNA Breakthrough and Looking for a Needle in a Haystack