Hi, I was born and raised in northern Indiana and have spent much of my life here. I have been doing in genealogy for over twenty seven years and I am still learning and feel I have a lot to learn. I am a member of the Society of the Descendants of Washington Army at Valley Forge, also a member and a past chapter president the Son of the American Revolution. When at home you will usually find me in front of the computer looking for dead relations and communicating with the living ones. Carl Rhodes
9 Last Names on the Brink of Extinction – MyHeritage
Is your last name Miracle, Tumbler or Villan? If so, you’re a dying breed! Just be happy you’re not a Bread or Spinster, otherwise you’d be presumed extinct!MyHeritage Articles
One of my Rhodes ancestors came from the Island of Guernsey to Virginia in the 1600s. I have always interested finding out about the lands of our forefathers, and when my daughter sent me a link to this video I felt compelled to post it. The video is of hurdy gurdy player Clare Salaman, playing an old Guernesiaise folk tune.
With a death toll estimated somewhere between 600k and 750k, the American Civil War was without a doubt the bloodiest conflict in U.S. history. But even the soldiers who made it out alive didn’t always do so without sustaining serious injuries. . .
From the BBC News: The genetic ancestry of the earliest Europeans survived the ferocious Ice Age that took hold after the continent was initially settled by modern people. That is the suggestion of a study of DNA from a male hunter who lived in western Russia 36,000 years ago.
His genome is not exactly like those of people who lived in Europe just after the ice sheets melted 10,000 years ago.
But the study suggests the earliest Europeans did contribute their genes to later populations . .See the whole story here.