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FRANK SLAVIN, PUGLIST
Welcome to the Slaven Genealogy Exchange! Our purpose is to be a central location to collect and exchange information for Slaven, Slevin, Slavin, Slavey, and other surname variations. As a registered one-name study, the scope of this exchange is world wide. We hope there's something here for the beginning genealogist, the old hand, and the merely curious!
Retirement is grand, except there's still not enough hours in the day. I keep thinking of more and more things to do, mainly things to do around the house. But I have had a chance to do some work on the website:
It was wonderful meeting a Slavens cousin at the Iowa Genealogical Society fall conference. Jeanine Wichman is a descendant of Nancy Slavens Dean, the oldest half-sister of my great-grandfather, William Slavens.
Here's an interesting blog post about AncestryDNA's latest announcement about their autosomal DNA testing. Roberta is one of the leading bloggers and experts on genealogical DNA testing. I have nothing against autosomal testing-- I've been tested at both FamilyTreeDNA and 23andMe, and have uploaded my data to GEDmatch. I intend to work up some kind of a &Slaven Autosomal DNA Project& this summer. But Roberta's blog should be mandatory reading for anyone thinking of springing for an autosomal DNA test after being swept off their feet by Ancestry's announcement.
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I'm a software engineer for a company in the Des Moines suburbs. Besides genealogy, I'm also involved with collie rescue. I'd love to spend much more time working on this website but until retirement in 5 years or a lottery jackpot win, it's going to have to remain a hobby... Hmm, going to need to update this next week!