Category Archives: Genealogy

DNA, Gerald Family Legends, and History’s Mysteries

Off and on for the past ten years or so, I’ve been interested in tracing my family genealogy. I can trace my Gerald family back to a man named James Gerald who lived in South Carolina in the 1700s. We … Continue reading

Posted in Genealogy | 2 Comments

From R1b1a2a1a1b4 to DF21, or My brother’s DNA reveals he is human after all

I’ve been fascinated with genetic genealogy for a couple of years now. Mainly, I got fascinated when I discovered that not everyone with the last name Gerald living in this country believes my grandfather’s stories of our family immigrating from … Continue reading

Posted in Genealogy | 1 Comment

R1b1a2a1a1b4: Update from the Great Irish Ancestor Hunt

Not too long ago I wrote about my efforts to determine whether my Gerald ancestors did indeed come from Ireland as I’ve always been told. I only recently discovered that not all of the descendents of Gabriel Gerald agree on … Continue reading

Posted in Genealogy | 21 Comments

Luck of the Irish American

(iPhone photo #53 in my 2012 365+1 project) My niece says that her father, my brother, must be Irish because he spots four-leaf clovers like nobody’s business. He doesn’t have to search for them. He just spots them while walking … Continue reading

Posted in Genealogy, iPhoneography, Resolution Journal, The Daily Happensnap | Leave a comment

A Forum of One

Some people impulsively purchase shoes. I impulsively create websites. One day last week I impulsively created a message board for my own family genealogy. This pretty much immediately felt embarrassing. One, no one uses message boards anymore. That’s why I … Continue reading

Posted in Genealogy | Leave a comment

Float Like a Butterfly: Famous Cousins

I’ve been somewhat obsessed with genealogy the past few weeks. I think that’s just the way it happens. You go for years without devoting all that much thought to who your 10th great-grandparents were, and then suddenly you get sucked … Continue reading

Posted in Genealogy | Leave a comment

Well, I tried

I thought I was going to be clever and export my Ancestry.com info into my own site where I could more easily share it. I thought I was going to be especially clever in using a program that could run … Continue reading

Posted in Genealogy, Researching | Leave a comment

Infamous Cousins

It seems my great great great great grandfather had a grandson. Judge George Bruce Gerald was the grandson of Gabriel Gerald, my great great great great grandfather and the first of my line of Geralds to move to Mississippi. Judge … Continue reading

Posted in Family, Genealogy | 41 Comments