Wednesday, June 13, 2012

Moving and DNA

I didn't mean to completely disappear from this blog, but life is a bit chaotic at the moment.  We are nearing the end of a process of giving up all but our most basic things (clothes, family mementos, etc.), to get ready for a major move.  My two boys and I are relocating from NH to NC in early July.  So, obviously, the genealogy research has been put on hold.  I have been into my family tree on Ancestry a few times, but am trying not to look at too many documents, because I will not remember what I already researched during this transition time.  All of my genealogy stuff is packed, along with the printer.  Temptation is a great thing, so I had to get those packed and take that away.

On another note, my cousin has offered to pay for DNA for our Nichols line.  I was shocked, but excited.  We haven't broken down the brick wall that is my great grandfather, so this will at least give us a direction to go in.  According to what I have been told, and researched on my own, it should at least give us the general line of Nichols that we descend from.  Then maybe, by starting back at the beginning and working forward, I can find Arthur, his parents, etc.  I should get the check this week sometime, and will update you when we get the results.  My father will be the one taking the test for me.  If you are interested in the Nichols DNA project, you can find more information here.

So please be patient, as I will get this blog back on it's feet once we get settled in NC and get our bearings in our new environment.