Confirming Paper Research with DNA

In a post or two, I will link a few pieces on how to properly use DNA matches to map chromosomes and confirm paper research, and I'm not promising that my rough run-down here meets those standards in every case.  I'll come back to that. But I did want to create a quick record of … Continue reading Confirming Paper Research with DNA

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K2b mtDNA

I will summarize here what I've discovered about the K2b mtDNA haplogroups, which as mentioned above seem to be somewhat rare, especially K2b2. (As discussed in a later post, my matrilineal line is one of my brick walls, and I do have an intriguing mtDNA match who is also a general autosomal match). Two sources … Continue reading K2b mtDNA

Canadian Reeves, Part 2: Thomas Houston Reeve and Family

William Beckwith Reeve's older brother Thomas Houston Reeve also moved to Ontario (then Upper Canada). In the 1901 Census, Thomas's daughter Fanny identified the family's immigration date as 1834. Although this is not the ideal source (coming nearly 70 years later when Fanny was 86 and the other siblings no longer alive), it is consistent … Continue reading Canadian Reeves, Part 2: Thomas Houston Reeve and Family

Non-Conformists/Dissenters and Marriage in the 18th and Early 19th Century

Before carrying on with the Reeve and Houston families, here's a quick and simplistic detour into English marriage law, with a plan to elaborate on the legal stuff and non-conformists later. As noted in the prior posts, the Reeve family seem to have been longtime Non-Conformists, or Christians who were not part of the Church … Continue reading Non-Conformists/Dissenters and Marriage in the 18th and Early 19th Century