Although I have found genetic genealogy to be interesting and enriching I use a much different approach with the use of DNA testing than with standard and traditional genealogy, using paper and digital image documentation. Genetic genealogy, using the science and technology behind DNA collection and analysis, looks at deep ancestry over tens of thousands, sometimes millions or billions of years, while standard and traditional genealogy looks at ancestry over generations of people, over hundreds of years, sometimes several hundred years, and even, in some rare cases, sometimes thousands of years. Continue reading →
Me (“Jay” Jonathan Parrish Rivers) and my dad, “Jim” James Calvin Rivers, Christmas 2017
My cousin, “Katie” Kathryn Ann Schemering, with our grandparents, Reba Virginia SEAL Rivers and Thomas Dewitt Rivers, Jr, about 1991 or 1992
The Michael & Carey Rivers Family with Uncle John Rivers, James Island, South Carolina, on the spot where Riversville once stood, later renamed Secessionville, Fall 2017
Uncle John Rivers, James Island, South Carolina, on the spot where Riversville once stood, later renamed Secessionville, Fall 2017
My genealogy work area in my home in Columbus, Ohio
My AncestryDNA kit arrived on Thursday, 1 February 2018
The Blitch Family book cover
Headstone marking burial of my Great Great Grandmother, “Lora” Lorena Amanda O’NEAL Rivers, Magnolia Cemetery, Charleston, South Carolina
Sign for Magnolia Cemetery, Charleston, South Carolina
Aerial View of Magnolia Cemetery, Charleston, SC
Tombstones at Magnolia Cemetery, Charleston, SC
I am back on the saddle again, hit with the genealogy bug, ever since I got my computer and internet hooked up in my new home, with space to store all of my research materials and reference books.
I’ve been going over the Joseph D. Rivers Pedigree Charts. I’ve been going through the screen clips of those charts that I’ve clipped into Evernote, and I’ve been placing where I left off two years ago.
I’ve restored my Ancestry account and have purchased a new Ancestry DNA kit.
I’ve made a collection of ‘ancestor cards’ that will be a short glimpse of a particularly interesting ancestor. I’ve been working on my virtual cemeteries on Find A Grave.