Green Dragon Genealogy Blog

Here is a list of my latest blog posts. To read them, simply click on the blog post title.

Yes, but what EXACTLY is a centiMorgan?

Yes, but what EXACTLY is a centiMorgan?

Yes, but what EXACTLY is a centiMorgan?Michelle Hunter19 September 2021Ah, the humble centiMorgan. The pesky cM. That semi-upper-case abbreviation (or should I say aberration...) that causes much head-scratching among DNA test takers (and genealogy students!).I don’t...

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Bequeathing the Booze

Bequeathing the Booze

Bequeathing the BoozeMichelle Hunter05 August 2020Earlier this year, when I was just in the middle of transcribing some 17th century wills for my university course, an email popped up saying that the will I’d ordered of my great great grandfather John Taylor was ready...

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When Ancestors Let You Down

When Ancestors Let You Down

When Ancestors Let You DownMichelle Hunter05 January 2020It’s always a good idea to revisit research, so while I was preparing for my first blog post about my great-great-grandmother Hannah Best (that’s MY great-great-grandmother, MINE, and that of my cousins, who are...

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RootsTech Review

RootsTech Review

A Review of RootsTech London 2019 Michelle Hunter 29 October 2019 What a fantastic three days! I absolutely loved RootsTech and am so glad they brought this conference over to the UK. It was exhausting for sure, but to be locked in a genealogical bubble with hundreds...

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Relative Race

Relative Race

Relative Race Formula 1 or Crash and Burn? A British Perspective. Michelle Hunter29 October 2019 On day 2 of RootsTech London, in the lull between the first talk and the keynote speech, I wandered along to the back of the auditorium; an area I hadn’t investigated the...

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Hannah Best – where it all began…

Hannah Best – where it all began…

Hannah Best -Where it all beganMichelle Hunter06 October 2019We all have memories of pivotal moments in our lives: a ‘where were you when…?’ memory, a shock of bad news memory, a finding out you got the job/exam results/university place memory, marriage or birthday...

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The Lifeboat and other Ponderings

The Lifeboat and other Ponderings

MARITIME HISTORY The Lifeboat and other Ponderings Michelle Hunter 10 September 2019 I love really old bits of paper. I like the idea of rescuing something from the past and bringing it to life again. Reading words that have sometimes been hidden for decades, for me...

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