Another month whizzes past

Views Sept 2015September is over and I have just had a quick review of my blog statistics for the past three months. Interest seems to be growing and I expect my September viewings would have been even better if I had continued to post daily for the whole month.

The little lapse in posting for the last week is because I was too busy giving a living introduction to ourViews country Sept 2015 family history to two cousins from the other side of the world who were visiting Northumberland for the first time. We had a whirlwind tour that included Warkworth, Radcliffe, Amble, Hauxley, Alnwick and Alnmouth. I am contemplating adding a new page to cover that visit after I catch up on the work backlog from taking a short break. Managed to tidy up a few branches on the family tree at the same time thanks to their input.

3 new topics in DNA plus paper

I was thrilled to receive my relative match list today from the 23andme autosomal test which I took during my summer holidays. Now I just need to find time to figure out what to do with the results and who I would like to try to contact.

I have added three new topics to my page DNA plus paper:23andme relatives

  • 23andme DNA Relatives processed
  • Countries of Ancestry
  • Top Relative Surnames

You can access them from the link in this post or from the menu line of Digging up the Ancients.

The past few weeks

Views and visitorsI started to kick myself into daily posting again after my summer holidays. It has been interesting to see the effect that my increased writing activity has had on my readers. A big thanks to all of you who follow my posts. I hope you find something of interest as you browse through my meandering thoughts and random ramblings. I have lots more floating around in my head that I plan to publish. Just need to structure my ideas, pick out photos and “put pen to paper” or hit the appropriate keys on the keyboard.

4 new topics on DNA plus paper

I have added four new topics to my page DNA plus paper:Shared DNA Lyn and Hal

  • DNA % shared with my aunt (with links to a useful calculator and other tools)
  • mtDNA Haplogroup
  • Step 5 at 23andme
  • Progress at 23andme

You can access them from the link in this post or from the menu line of Digging up the Ancients.

Sharing content

I added some sharing buttons yesterday. Still not sure I have full control over this functionality. When I view the blog from my ipad they seem to take a little too long to load. Please let me know if they are causing problems for you and I will delete some of them. Tried a test this evening using the facebook share button to send a post to some family members. Very curious to see how they will react to what turned up on their timelines.