When I was about 10 years old, my father and I sat at the kitchen table and drew a family chart with a chewed and nubby old #2 pencil and a sheet of notebook paper. I still have that paper, yellowed and creased. It was the start of a life long hobby and one of the greatest gifts my father gave me.
I study the Allen family of Wake County, NC, the Davis family of Granville County, NC, the Stancil and Johnson families of Johnston County, NC and all their collateral lines.
My beautiful and wonderful friend Cyndi pointed me toward this really cute two minute animation on how we get our DNA. Perfect for beginners and for those of us who get things scrambled in their head and need to come back down to earth (ie real science). Check out my little buddies below by clicking here.