Prince William’s mitochondrial line is of Indian ancestry?

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My children’s ancestry branches backward into history, through Welsh Quakers immigrants in Pennsylvania, to Welsh royalty and then to British royalty, including Prince William. It was surprising to learn Prince William’s mitochondrial line is of Indian ancestry? The result of these connections is that my husband and children are distantly related (20th cousins 4 times …

John “Lackland” King of England.

John “Lackland”  King of England (the bad king) was born December 24, 1167 or 1177, to Henri II, King of England (1133-1189) and Eleonore  d’Aquitaine, Duchess d’Aquitaine (1122-1204). He was also the younger brother and successor to King Richard (the good king). John was made King of Ireland in 1177, Comte de Mortain in 1189, …

Debate about numbers, percentages and odds in genealogy fascinates.

There will always be debate about numbers, percentages and odds in genealogy. I am so lucky that we have such a wide range of ancestries and national origins in my husband’s and my family trees. Those who have read my posts before are already well aware that our ancestries branch off from four (or five) …

WARGS is yet another great genealogy research discovery: thank you TYWKIWDBI!

I came across an interesting blog post yesterday, entitled “Barack Obama’s ancestry online” on TYWKIWDBI (“Tai-Wiki-Widbee”). It popped up in a random search and what immediately caught my interest was the reference to the ancestry of Barack Obama. First though, I must say I really like the concept of this blog, as illustrated by the …