- Paul Cartwright — DNA Profile of geographical origins
- Question of the Week for April 26: Where do we come from?
- Question of the Week for April 19: Karen’s memory of the old pump organ
- What’s in a name? Wordplay about ‘Ione,’ ‘Iona,’ and ‘Eliot’
- Question of the week for April 12: Who is planning to join us 5/18-5/20?
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Paul Cartwright — DNA Profile of geographical origins
Although I have heard about DNA genealogy reports before, until my brother Paul Cartwright shared the report he received after an analysis of his genome, I have not taken the time to look at one. When I did examine Paul’s … Continue reading
Question of the Week for April 26: Where do we come from?
Do you know the geographical origins of the Cartwright family’s DNA? Once upon a time, genealogical research focused primarily on lineage — the record of parentage, etc. But that is no longer the case. Thanks to the research on the … Continue reading
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Question of the Week for April 19: Karen’s memory of the old pump organ
Earlier this month, my brother Paul spent some time talking with our cousin Karen Snyder Smith. She asked Paul whether he remembered the old pump organ with pedals. Because Paul was not born until seven years after Jess died, he … Continue reading
Posted in Conversations, Questions of the Week Tagged Alvin Hamilton, Jess Cartwright, Karen Snyder Smith, Millie Cartwright 2 Comments
What’s in a name? Wordplay about ‘Ione,’ ‘Iona,’ and ‘Eliot’
If most my Cartwright relatives are like Cousin Michael, I suspect that you haven’t ever given the name “Ione” a lot of thought. I understand that it is a Greek name meaning “violet flower.” Presumably at some point in the … Continue reading
Posted in from East to West Tagged Billy Cartwright, George Eliot, Iona, Ione, Ionia, Jess Cartwright, Millie Cartwright, Rebecca Mead 2 Comments
Question of the week for April 12: Who is planning to join us 5/18-5/20?
Although I have heard from a couple of people other than my siblings to indicate that they would like to join us if they can in Scott County May 18-20, as of today no one has confirmed that they are … Continue reading
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A Prayer for the Ancestors (Saints)
As I have conveyed in my discussion of our daughter Bethany’s memory of emulating the cartoon character of Mulan “praying to the ancestors,” (see the related entry on that topic) I certainly do not think there is anything magic about … Continue reading
Praying with and for the Ancestors
During the season of Lent (which started this year on February 18), I have been trying to be intentional about offer thanks for my ancestors. I know that some members of my family (as well as non-family readers of this … Continue reading
On being a Latter-Day Borderlander: Michael’s sojourns here and there
I read David Hackett Fischer’s description of the regional culture of the Borderlanders (“Greater Appalachia”) with interest as well as the awareness that the storyline is just a bit forced at times. Even so, I cannot help but think that … Continue reading
The Culture of the Borderlanders — from Virginia to Arkansas
Although I would be the first to say that I don’t know much about real estate, I know enough to have a healthy sense of respect for the three word rule: “location, location, location.” Location doesn’t always matter in the … Continue reading
The Four Great Migrations: 1629-1750
Although immigration has played a huge role in the history of the United States of America, immigration continues to be very controversial, and this is due in part to the fact that the origins and development of American social life … Continue reading
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