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Lessons May 9, 2017

Ancestry Lottery Sweepstakes

It’s easy to become intoxicated with the exotic, even where it concerns ancestral heritage.  Never is this more apparent than when observing people’s reactions to discovering how “ordinary” they are, as revealed by DNA tests.  Upon noticing the absence of Native American, Scandinavian (Viking) or some similarly trendy DNA artifacts; or the presence of evidence supporting genealogical links to cultures less valued by the individuals…

Lessons April 22, 2017

There is Power in His Name

Anyone who has seen me has seen the Father – John 14:9 When I think about the use of names in my family and focus on just the Wilson side, it is impossible not to notice that some names play a starring role in my family’s story.  Starting with the first ancestor of whom I have information and progressing forward four generations, I count two appearances for…