DNA Testing for Genealogy

It's been pointed out to me by one of our Contributors, Martin McDowell, that the Close's are a tardy lot when it comes to using DNA technology for their genealogy research. Martin is an Administrator for the FamilyTreeDNA site and…

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Help Us To Fill In The Blanks

Please help us. This is a free site which now contains the details of thousands of people, and thousands of images. Putting aside the number of hours of work involved in producing it, it costs money to pay for the…

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Site Rebuild – April 2022

So, every 10 years or so, after ignoring all the warning signs ... something breaks. For technical reasons, which I won't bore you with, the previous incarnation of the Close Ancestry website finally and suddenly expired in a heap of…

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Merry Christmas and a Happy New Year for 2021

So, here we are again, at the end of what seems to have been another generally rubbish year for most people around the world. Still, at least (hopefully) we made it through to try and assume some semblance of normality…

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Ancestor Appreciation Day – 27 September 2021

Today is Ancestor Appreciation Day It is celebrated on the 27th September every year. Do you know who the people were you descended from? Where did they live? Did they immigrate to the country you live in during the past…

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Merry Christmas and a Happy New Year for 2020

So, here we are again, at the end of what has been a pretty crap year for most people around the world. Still, at least (hopefully) we made it through to try and assume some semblance of normality in 2021.…

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Ancestor Appreciation Day – 27 September 2020

Ancestor Appreciation Day Today is Ancestor Appreciation Day. It is celebrated on the 27th September every year. Do you know who the people were you descended from? Where did they live? Did they immigrate to the country you live in…

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People Update – May 2020

Ola. Hope everyone is safe and well in these weird times. Eyes down for another mega update which has been over a year in the making. It all started with a 1589 reference to William Close (1598) in Leeds, Yorkshire…

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