Sunday, October 27, 2013

What's in Your DNA released it's new DNA results! My Christmas present last year were Ancestry DNA tests for my dad & I. I've been doing research into my family history for a number of years so I was excited to see what doors would be opened using DNA.  AncestryDNA maps ethnicity going back multiple generations. My dad's original results were in line with my research. My original results were odd in they showed no Western European DNA, but a lot of Eastern European and Scandinavian. My research which goes back to 1600-1700s on most lines have 0% or the latter two regions. When Ancestry announced it was expanding it's testing and reworked it's maps based on further research advancements I eagerly awaited the results. I'm not a scientist so see them for the explanation. I'm just happy that the new results make far more sense both in terms of being my father's daughter and my own family research.

Now I have a new mystery to solve; who were my ancestors from the Iberian Peninsula and how far back am I going to have to travel to find them?

Tuesday, October 22, 2013

National Friends of the Library Week at the Roxbury Libray

October 20-26 is National Friends of the Library Week and the Friends of the Roxbury Library are celebrating in style with events all week long. I am most excited for our finale event "Yes, I Get Paid to do what I Love... Write". Writers with vastly different careers will discuss they turned their passion into a successful career. 

There are lots of ways you can help the Friends help the Roxbury Township Public Library: become a member, buy a raffle ticket for a Samsung tablet, and dine at Bensi of Roxbury, LLC Wed. October 26. Read the latest Among Friends attached here for more details.

Sunday, October 6, 2013

Autumn DAR Social

The Ferro-Monte Chapter, National Society Daughters of the American Revolution, will hold its Autumn Social Saturday, October 12 meeting at Roxbury Township Free Public Library 103 Main St, Succasunna, NJ at 10am. The Autumn Social is a wonderful time to meet new friends, catch-up with old friends and learn about our Revolutionary Patriots. If you have an interest in learning about your family tree, we can help you; maybe we can even find a Patriot among your leaves. Prospective members are always welcome. For information, email:

The National Society Daughters of the American Revolution was founded in 1890 to promote patriotism, preserve American history, and support better education for our nation's children. Its members are descended from the patriots who won American independence during the Revolutionary War. With more than 165,000 members in approximately 3,000 chapters worldwide, DAR is one of the world's largest and most active service organizations. To learn more about the work of today's DAR, visit

Friday, October 4, 2013

Roxbury library seeks residents’ input for future

The Strategic Planning Committee of Roxbury Library invites all Roxbury residents to participate in our planning. Two opportunities are open to all residents: the survey available online now thru Oct 8 and a Town Hall Meeting Wed, Oct 9 at 6pm in the Council Chamber in Roxbury Town Hall.
Roxbury library seeks residents’ input for future - New Jersey Hills Newspaper: Roxbury Register News