My Ancient History

As National Geographic closes out their human history project or “Genographic Project,” they have just made all information available one last time to participants, of which I am one, having sent them my cheek swab in 2013. They are no longer accepting participants and totally close the project at the end of 2019 with data going to another research company, FamilyTreeDNA.com. Here is link to the latest summary image of my DNA family history findings (won’t let me copy image}:

https://genographic.nationalgeographic.com/results/infographic/885638a01aaaca26444a2d910b682301fc681?fbclid=IwAR3qpYvHRa-BqYGcCde0R626rHg1bPvA37UVI7NQYxbb-G7NrGGcmx5lQMY

And I am posting the more detailed information (12 pages) on my Family History  web pages if you are interested. Their latest (22 Nov 2019) report of my DNA ancient roots are on a sub-page of the above family history page called Genographic Project Family Report  page. And at the conclusion I posted the original 2013 Summary Image which is almost the same with fewer participants. And I’m posting that DNA Summary Image in my Family History Gallery also. FYI.

And for relatives doing research you may also find helpful photos in my Family History Photo Gallerythough much more recent than these ancient DNA trails from Africa!   🙂  Though a few images from 1800s.

Family history is not my main activity or hobby now, so additions to these family pages may seem very slow or seldom, but I have great plans for them!   🙂

And actually there are some pretty interesting things on my family history pages now like the 1800’s Hardgrave Family Cemetery I discovered in Nashville, TN while living there and the stories and photos of my Uncle Earl Doggett’s World War II sacrifice. More to come! Little by little! (Or poco a poco we say in Costa Rica!) There’s even a page just for Stories from my life – eventually family history!   🙂

“Every man is a quotation from all his ancestors.”

~ Ralph Waldo Emerson

 

Postscript to Regular Readers:  For the last two days I did not have internet connection and I will share that story soon + my very busy week with two medical appointments, a lost phone and more! Too busy a week!

 

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Untamed Costa Rica

National Geographic has been producing a series of 5 minute videos, first about wildlife in the states, now on much of Costa Rica’s wildlife called “Untamed Costa Rica” for use on their TV Channel and available online at: https://www.nationalgeographic.com/animals/untamed/

Wow! I just watched the first in the series about the negative relationship between the Olive Ridley Turtle and the Jaguar in northern Guanacaste at the Santa Rosa National Park here. I’ve bookmarked the website and will watch episode 2 soon which is about hummingbirds.

If you love nature but are short on time, a 5 minute nature fix may be just what you need! Give it a try!

Or come visit one of our hundreds of parks and reserves for a live nature fix here! Costa Rica is truly THE PLACE for Nature Lovers!

 

 

And here’s a 2 minute intro to the young dudes making these videos. They started first in the USA as shown in this intro:

And the Tico Times Newspaper article introducing Untamed Costa Rica to me is at:

http://www.ticotimes.net/2018/12/01/national-geographic-highlights-costa-rica-in-untamed-series

¡Pura Vida!

And oh yes, this month Costa Rica Celebrates 70 Years Without an Army!     🙂

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2018 – Year of the Bird

National Geographic has joined with The Cornell Lab of Ornithology and other organization to help call attention to the importance of birds in the life of the earth with a Year of the Bird  emphasis and an even more fun emphasis in National Geographic Kids

Read your National Geographic magazine every month this year for more about birds and . . .

See this very short Thank You Video from The Cornell Lab.  Or go to Cornell Lab Website to see how you can participate in helping birds.

Or just for fun, browse through my collection of Birds photos since moving to Costa Rica . . .

Screen Shot of BIRDS gallery opening page
Birds are indicators of the environment. 
If they are in trouble, we know we’ll soon be in trouble. 
~Roger Tory Peterson

The USA Today article on Costa Rica, the Country Without an Army & the Happiest Country
Thanks to Larry Yarborough for sharing this article! And one quote from the article:
“Blessed is the Costa Rican mother who knows her son at birth will never be a soldier.”

International Living magazine again ranks Costa Rica the #1 Place to Retire!
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