“To acknowledge our ancestors means we are aware that we did not make ourselves…We remember them because it is an easy thing to forget: that we are not the first to suffer, rebel, fight, love, and die.”

― Alice Walker

An Important Date: Marking a death and looking for signs of life

Texas murder victims Dean and Tina Clouse were discovered in January 1981 and identified via forensic genetic genealogy in 2021. Family History Detectives® is managing AncestryDNA testing of their family members to support efforts to locate their missing daughter, not found with them.

“If you look deeply into the palm of your hand, you will see your parents and all generations of your ancestors.  All of them are alive in this moment. Each is present in your body. You are the continuation of each of these people. The relationship between our ancestors and ourselves is like the plant of corn that is the continuation of the seed of corn.”


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