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Living Family Heritage and Me Ancestry
I have known since its inception that Ancestry is not a reliable source for tracing family lineage, so you can imagine my frustration when people still use it and say they found out they are X, Y, and Z. Even despite several investigative news reports coming to the surface, Ancestry and services like it continue to grow in popularity and rewrite peoples' history. To address this, they always fall back on their "limited scientific capabilities," but it should be noted that most of them only analyze a fraction of each DNA sample and don't share their data with anyone, which makes it by definition unscientific.

CBC: Twins - 5 DNA ancestry kits, all different results

CBC Twins YouTube Video

Tufts University: Pulling Back the Curtain on DNA Ancestry Tests

Simpsons Already Did It

The Great Fire of London, 1666


Ben Johnson on Historic UK

Museum of London

London Fire Brigade

Barefoot Bandit

HistoryLink.org 2022 article on Colton Harris-Moore through 2019

Updated January 2024
Bill Liam East
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