Crime fighting with a whole new tool, DNA & Genealogists

By SouthernSBuddy | January 27, 2023

When this part of North Carolina was being settled, the main crime-fighting tools available were a drawing, a witness, and perhaps a gritty lawman hot on the trail.  You would have everything from bank robbers, murderers, thieves, and from time to time, an occasional Stagecoach robbery.  Even my in-law’s family made the New York Times…

What You Can Learn From Your DNA Test Kit You Received As A Present

By SouthernSBuddy | December 26, 2022

Your DNA Holiday Present can provide a wealth of past information Receiving a DNA Test kit for the Holiday?  Your next thought should be, am I that person in your life who already has everything? You thought gift cards were always a safe bet from friends or relatives at this stage of your life, but…

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Thinking About Genealogy Over The Holidays

By SouthernSBuddy | September 30, 2022

The calendar is starting to leave the summer months and turn to November and December. Being a genealogist, I cannot help but feel excited during these two months because so many traditions and holidays are observed by so many worldwide during this time. Personally, these traditions bring back many memories of my family getting together…

Outside The Box Genealogy #2

By SouthernSBuddy | August 24, 2022

In today’s world, there are so many ways that you can capture your family’s history.  In the past, we had ancestors who enjoyed capturing their history in markings and paintings on caves. The Egyptians captured their lineage in images placed on the walls of their tombs. Closer to home, the indigenous tribes had storytellers who…

Outside the Box Genealogy

By SouthernSBuddy | June 28, 2022

“What if I told you,” this phrase can evoke many thoughts depending on its use. In today’s genealogical world, it can provide an opening to pass along information about your family and how you became you. Genealogy sites have done several surveys, and the results found that Americans are not just out of touch with their…