Learning from the start – 350 years ago!

Over the past year, I have taken a deep dive into the facts supporting many published works on the Quackenbush Family. One historical reference book has been extremely helpful in understanding the social aspects of history in Rensselar County, New York. The following are excerpts from the book, "History of Rensselar Co., New York" - published in 1880 by Nathaniel Bartlett Sylvester. On page 365, Peter Quackenbush is profiled and the sketch contains some rather interesting lines which seem to connect well with me. "As a family they were distinguished for business habits, and the quiet un-obstructive performance of the duties which society and citizenship required at their hands." "They are good livers, prudent managers, and while...
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AncestryDNA Results are in!

Some people have recently asked me why I chose AncestryDNA for my autosomal DNA testing. As there is no "right" reason, and purely by my personal preference - I did seem to find a way to maximize my resources. I chose AncestryDNA for my autosomal DNA test primarily because I didn't want any health information analyzed from my sample. I wanted my DNA analyzed purely for the genealogical purpose. That being said, since you can't import Family Tree DNA (FTDNA) data into AncestryDNA, but you CAN import AncestryDNA into FTDNA - I decided to go with AncestryDNA - get those results, then import my data into FTDNA for more matches, and further my results by uploading as well to Gedmatch. Since each of these organizations/groups match withi...
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