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Born in Halifax, NS. Raised in Calgary AB until 1984. Lived in Shubenacadie, NS until 1998.
Graduated Hants East Rural High, 1993
Graduated Dalhousie University (BSc) 1998
Taught English in Yonago, Tottori, Japan 1998-2002
Graduated University of Queensland (PhD Zoology) 2008
Otherwise, I've lived in Melbourne, Brisbane, Davis California, and finally in Los Angeles doing research on the genetics of complex social behaviour in fruit flies (which is a lot more interesting than it sounds).
I got interested in tracing my family tree via genetics. After taking the 23andMe test, which was a bit of a disappointment, because my ancestry mix was a lot less interesting than I'd hoped, I decided to figure out who my ancestors actually were. I've managed to trace back to Acadian ancestry through my father's mother; and Mayflower, Loyalist, and Swiss German through his father. On my mother's side is a sprawling community of planters and fishermen, from around Newfoundland. It's a bit frustrating that most of the Newfie records fizzle out in the early 1800s, and if anyone wants to help work on the earlier Newfoundland records , that'd be swell.
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On 7 Mar 2017 at 00:23 GMT Bobby Robichaud Jr wrote:
On 24 Jan 2017 at 23:41 GMT Bea (Timmerman) Wijma wrote:
Greets from the Netherlands,
On 5 Jan 2017 at 01:48 GMT Cynthia McGrath Ms. wrote:
Elizabeth Neal 19 spinster Ship's Head Father: Edward Neale, Fisherman 29 April 1884 at Harbour Grace Thomas Martin, Priscilla Pike
On 5 Jan 2017 at 00:35 GMT Cynthia McGrath Ms. wrote:
and she was an O'Neil.Religion was a reason for the O to be dropped. She is my Great Grandmother.
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