Thursday, July 2, 2015

Coming out of Blogger Hibernation

This morning I taught the last class in my short course on Genetic Genealogy at the Osher Institute for Lifelong Learning at Vanderbilt University. This was the first time I had taught the course based on my recent book: NextGen Genealogy: The DNA Connection. I had plenty of material. The task was to organize it into coherent class sessions. So much had to be left out. Some of the student handouts are still online.

Hope the result was useful to the students. I know the experience was a learning experience for me as I was forced to look at genetic genealogy topics from a more comprehensive perspective. So much has happened since I finished the manuscript for my book a year ago.

Now I can turn my attention back to many small research projects. Some of them will result in blog posts in this space in the near future. 

I will be able to go to the watch the US Men's Soccer team play a friendly against Guatemala tomorrow here in Nashville with my son and two grandsons -- Noah who is almost 8 and Simon who just turned 5. This is the kind of activity that prompted Denise and I to give up our ocean view in California three years ago and relocate to Tennessee.

Look for me to have a much more active presence online later this month.

What are the rest of you doing with your summer summer?


  1. I think I should buy the book you wrote this book: NextGen Genealogy: The DNA Connection

  2. Hope that you do and that you find it useful.