About this site

This site was originally a blog created in 2014, intended to be a vehicle to publish stories about my ancestors and to contribute to the #52Ancestors challenge, hence my old subtitle, ‘Starting small in the 52 ancestors challenge’.  I’m a bit behind, but that’s life!  In 2016 I decided to focus on the challenges of my genetic research.  I hope to do 52 ancestors in time, not necessarily per annum!

In 2022, the site was reorganised to be able to be a one stop shop for all my research, including access to my three blogs.

  1. My Ancestors and DNA Questions. The original blog relating to my own family history research and DNA questions;
  2. Genemonkey Explains. Created in May 2021 to support the DNA chromosome analysis series I presented for the Society of Australian Genealogists;
  3. Finding George Courtney c1835. My greatest nemesis is my 2nd maternal great grandfather Arthur George Courtney. This research blog seeks to document my genealogical and genetic research in the hope that someone out there may be able to help.

The homepage is organised by key research projects, clicking on each image takes you to an overview page. The overview page highlights other key pages or blogposts relating to the project plus links to other relevant resources.

For an overview of the site, click the menu icon button – the three parallel lines – at the top left hand corner of the screen. Below the menu you will find a contact form and a search facility by keyword or category, including selected locations, surnames or DNA type.

Recent posts from the ‘My Ancestors and DNA Questions’ blog: