Migration by Countries

I found this cool interactive map (I’m pretty certain this is the same) a few years ago. I don’t always bookmark things and sometimes I bookmark and then purge indiscriminately because I’ve kept too many overly specific or no longer applicable things and so lose some good things. I was starting to be afraid I… Continue reading Migration by Countries

Origins of Foods

So, every time someone says eat produce locally and seasonally and such. I’m always think, “um, you know none of those foods are really native right?” And I think the seasonally part is based on domestication as well. I assume they mean to avoid shipping costs? That would make a difference. First of all: Grain… Continue reading Origins of Foods

What I Read: November 2020: The Ancient Celts by Barry Cunliffe

I read 1 book. Yes, 1 book. Or rather, I should say, I finished 1 book because I’d started this book in September or October. I am however, pleased to say that it was both new to me and nonfiction. The Ancient Celts by Barry Cunliffe. I feel like it was written to British or… Continue reading What I Read: November 2020: The Ancient Celts by Barry Cunliffe

National Treasure and the American Revolution

We decided to rewatch National Treasure again last week (for the first time in awhile, I’ve lost track of the rewatches). This movie is one of the good ones. Feel good cheesy Patriotism and history. It’s very goofiness makes it awesome, I don’t care how some snobby critics rate it. The premise, the awesome music,… Continue reading National Treasure and the American Revolution

Ancestry DNA Update

I think DNA is fascinating. One of the aspects of Ancestry DNA is that they update our results as more research becomes available (just re-affirms that this is a new science, and they are trying for accuracy). So, here are my results. My heritage isn’t particularly spectacularly interesting to any but me except in point… Continue reading Ancestry DNA Update

I Finally Bought the Ancestry Test

Things to Bear in Mind (watch this video, focus especially on his explanations after the comparisons). 1. DNA test are new, sketchy, and general and humans are dumb. 2. In order to determine ethnicity matches, we must have reference populations. These are MODERN, so may/probably don’t reflect when my ancestors came over. For non-Europeans, the… Continue reading I Finally Bought the Ancestry Test

A Review of Albion’s Seed: Four British Folkways to America

I had this book recommended to me twice and was pleasantly surprised to realize that this is a serious, well-researched scholarly monograph. The subject is how certain immigration patterns in the early part of United States history shaped our developing nation. The author is very detailed and traces patterns from old to new world in… Continue reading A Review of Albion’s Seed: Four British Folkways to America