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Wednesday, April 05, 2006

Genetic software enginnering

Well, this is exciting. I tried genesreunited on Friday, just out of vague curiosity because I had an e-mail mentioning it from "friends reunited". I entered a simple "three level" family tree: me, my mum and dad and their mums and dads. Within a few hours -- really, not even a day -- I got an e-mail from a cousin who I have never met (although my mum has mentioned him from time to time) and from someone in a branch of my dad's family that I never even knew existed. It's truly astounding, yet another "only because of the net" revelation. I've been adding additional persons to the tree, just a few every day, and I can't wait to see what will happen. If you're at all curious about your family history -- perhaps through watching "Who Do You Think You Are" on the BBC -- then give it a shot.

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