Tuesday, March 4, 2014

DNA Companies


Due to inclement weather, the Rogers Public Library has not been open for the last couple of days.  Today we’ll get back on schedule. We apologize for any inconvenience and thank you for your patience.

Summer Reading Program will be starting soon. Watch for announcements on that and registration information. This is for ages Adults through young children! Come Join Us and explore new worlds.

You can find our website at rogerspubliclibrary.org 

Genealogy tip for the day: DNA companies

Today we have listed companies that do DNA testing. Not all are genealogy bent, but they will still give you background information on your DNA results. The ones with red seem to be the most popular ones for genealogists. Their prices are about the same. There are others that do offer genealogy results. The ones with red information seem to be the most popular with genealogists.

DNA testing companies

Paternity/relationship testing companies

There are a number of testing companies who specialize in paternity, relationship, identity, forensic and immigration testing. Some of these companies also offer deep ancestry and ethnicity testing as a secondary product:

Not all DNA testing is for genealogy.

“History is who we are; Genealogy is who I am” sg

If any of these posts are helpful drop us a line in the comments section below. We just want to know if the information we provide to you is beneficial in anyway.

Stamp Act protest

March 4

Frederick Barbarossa is chosen as emperor and unites the two factions, which emerged in Germany after the death of Henry V.

Henry VI is deposed and the Duke of York is proclaimed King Edward IV.

Samuel Cole opens the first tavern in Boston, Massachusetts.

The British Parliament repeals the Stamp Act, the cause of bitter and violent opposition in the colonies

The first Congress of the United States meets in New York and declares that the Constitution is in effect.

Vermont is admitted as the 14th state. It is the first addition to the original 13 colonies.

George Washington is inaugurated as President for the second time.

Vice-President John Adams, elected President on December 7, to replace George Washington, is sworn in.

Thomas Jefferson becomes the first President to be inaugurated in Washington, D.C.

The Russians fighting against Napoleon reach Berlin. The French garrison evacuates the city without a fight.

The Confederate States of America adopt the "Stars and Bars" flag.

The Russian Imperial Ballet stages the first performance of "Swan Lake" in Moscow.

William McKinley is inaugurated president for the second time. Theodore Roosevelt is inaugurated as vice president.

Russian troops begin to retreat toward the Manchurian border as 100,000 Japanese advance in Korea.

The New York board of education bans the act of whipping students in school.

The French council of war unanimously votes a mandatory three-year military service.

Doctor Fillatre of Paris, France successfully separates Siamese twins.

Warren G. Harding is sworn in as America's 29th President.

Franklin D. Roosevelt is inaugurated to his first term as president in Washington, D.C.

Berlin is bombed by the American forces for the first time.

North Korea accuses the United nations of using germ warfare.

Six people get the death sentence in Paris plotting to kill President Charles de Gaulle.

Fifty-seven people are killed as the French submarine Eurydice sinks in the Mediterranean Sea.

Queen Elizabeth knights Charlie Chaplin.

President Reagan takes full responsibility for the Iran-Contra affair in a national address.
Born on March 4

Prince Henry the Navigator, sponsor of Portuguese voyages of discovery

Antonio Vivaldi, Italian composer and violinist.

Casimir Pulaski, American Revolutionary War general.

Lady (Isabella Augusta) Gregory, Irish playwright, helped found the Abbey Theatre.

Knute Rockne, football player and coach for Notre Dame.

Charles Goren, world expert on the game of bridge.

Ding Ling, Chinese writer and women's rights activist.

Alan Sillitoe, novelist (Saturday Night and Sunday Morning, The Loneliness of the Long Distance Runner).

Miriam Makeba, South African singer.

Jane Goodall, British anthropologist, known for her work with African chimpanzees.

Knute Rockne

If verbs ever needed a spokesperson, they'd find the perfect candidate in the naturalist and author Terry Tempest Williams, who once said:
This is my living faith, an active faith, a faith of verbs: to question, explore, experiment, experience, walk, run, dance, play, eat, love, learn, dare, taste, touch, smell, listen, argue, speak, write, read, draw, provoke, emote, scream, sin, repent, cry, kneel, pray, bow, rise, stand, look, laugh, cajole, create, confront, confound, walk back, walk forward, circle, hide, and seek. To seek: to embrace the questions, be wary of answers.

Williams said it well. Verbs make sentences come alive. Verbs are the words, literally, from Latin verbum (word). This week we'll look at five specimens from this tribe of words.


(vy-TOO-puh-rayt, -TYOO-, vi-)

verb tr., intr.: To use harsh or abusive language.

From Latin vituperare (to blame), from vitium (fault) + parare (to make or prepare). Earliest documented use: 1542.

"In debate, Thaddeus Stevens vituperates with relish -- You fatuous nincompoop, you unnatural noise! -- at foes of the 13th amendment."
Roy Blount; Mr. Lincoln Goes to Hollywood; Smithsonian (Washington, DC); Nov 2012.


There may be times when we are powerless to prevent injustice, but there must never be a time when we fail to protest. -Elie Wiesel, writer, Nobel laureate (b. 1928)

Today’s Recipe
March - Breakfast Foods

2 tablespoons vegetable oil
8 ounces cooked corned beef, diced
1 white onion, finely chopped
1 bell pepper, finely chopped
2 medium baking potatoes, peeled and shredded (about 2 cups)
4 tablespoons unsalted butter
4 large eggs
Kosher salt and freshly ground pepper
4 slices cheddar cheese (about 2 ounces)

Heat the oil in a medium skillet over high heat. Add the corned beef and cook, stirring with a wooden spoon, until it releases some fat and browns slightly, about 3 minutes. Stir in the onion, bell pepper and potatoes and cook, undisturbed, until brown and crisp on the bottom, about 6 minutes. Continue cooking, turning the hash as it browns evenly, about 15 more minutes.
Meanwhile, heat the butter in a nonstick skillet over medium-high heat. Fry the eggs sunny-side up or over easy; season with salt and pepper.
Place the cheese slices on top of the hash, reduce the heat and let sit until the cheese melts, about 1 minute. To serve, top each portion of hash with a fried egg.

March 4th - Corned Beef Hash


Now You Know!