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A New Project: Sim-cM

I've been working on a project to simulate pedigrees and calculate the amounts of DNA shared between pairs of computer-generated relatives in different relationships. Using the Ped-sim Pedigree Simulator,1 I've generated data for eight relationships so far, with 10,000 simulated pairs of relatives apiece.  The main page for Sim-cM has summaries of the results that... Continue Reading →

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Children of John and Catherine (Doran) Fitzpatrick of County Tipperary

John Fitzpatrick married Catherine Doran 10 February 1872 in the Parish of Ballingarry, County Tipperary, Ireland. John was the son of Bryan Fitzpatrick, Catherine was the daughter of Pat Doran, and the witnesses were Joseph Taylor and Johanna Doran.1 While the family was often believed to be a large one (with more than a dozen... Continue Reading →

Researching a Schenectady Family

In the course of some volunteer work at the Schenectady County Historical Society Grems-Doolittle Library (in Schenectady, New York), I got the opportunity to research a local family whose family history diary (started in 1909) had made its way to the library’s collection. Check out the library blog for a post I wrote about the family.

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