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DNA & genealogy – discovering your background

Myrna Driedger, MLA Winnipeg Manitoba Progressive Conservative (PC) caucus
Myrna Driedger
Broadway Journal

What would you think if you discovered that your ethnicity was vastly different from your sibling’s though you have the same parents? I know what I would have thought! Well, genealogy and DNA testing can provide some interesting and often unexpected results. For example, one man was surprised to find out that his ancestry showed that he was 70 per cent British and 30 per cent Irish and his sister was almost the complete opposite. How could this be? Continue reading DNA & genealogy – discovering your background

Here’s a New Year’s resolve that should bring a twinkle to your eyes: give yourself a reasonable deadline, and research your family’s history

Family portraits like this one are enjoyed by succeeding generations.
Family portraits like this one are enjoyed by succeeding generations.

It’s long been a Canadian tradition to make New Year’s resolutions. You know: it’s those promises to eat better, exercise, stay healthy and see our grandkids more often. Many of us also promised to keep up with family letter writing and/or, in today’s technology age many folks promised to purchase and learn how to use the computer so they can use technology to talk to grandchildren far-flung all over the world. Continue reading Here’s a New Year’s resolve that should bring a twinkle to your eyes: give yourself a reasonable deadline, and research your family’s history