Wednesday, 15 September 2010

New Albany Mississippi Festival

Hands- on history will be in full swing this week as the 9th annual Heritage Pioneer Days will be held September 17-18 in New Albany at the Union County Heritage Museum, 114 Cleveland St. in New Albany.

Manpower, mule power, making do, shaped note singing, and the ingenuity of the rural heritage of Union County will be live and in person and on exhibit.

Shelling corn, washing clothes with a rub board, visiting a country store, building a log cabin, making rope, churning butter are a few of the opportunities that children will experience at Heritage Pioneer Days.

Old time toys and corn shuck doll making were once the only distractions from chores for children. Today’s youngsters will get to play and make. This year on Saturday there will be contests and trophies to win for sack racing, egg and spoon race, watermelon seed spitting, pea shelling and other such down home fun. Schedule for the Saturday contests is Pea Thumping – 10 a.m.; Pea Shelling – 10:30; Watermelon Seed Spitting – 11:30; Corn Shelling – 12 noon; Sack Races – 12:30; Egg and Spoon Race – 1 p.m.

Shaped Note Singing School will be held at 11 by singing master Stanley Wise.

For more information call 662-538-0014 or go to the website

Monday, 13 September 2010

Portbraddan on White Park Bay

from the talented camera of Nevin Taggart

Ulster Maternal DNA Test Sale

Last fall Family Tree DNA offered a significant discount for anyone who wanted to order the Full mtDNA sequence.

The response was overwhelming, and, as in prior Full mtDNA sales, we crushed the lab. Despite the fact that we had more lab technicians and more equipment, the volume was far above what we could reasonable handle. As we have now caught up with the huge backlog, we are prepared to offer the Full mtDNA test again at a promotional price, but with lessons learned!

We will offer this test at discount for a very limited amount of time, and we will limit the number of orders to 500 on a first come, first serve basis. Payment must be made by credit card at the time of the order. The sale will begin late this evening and once we have sold 500 tests we will end this ‘quiet’ sale and return prices to the current level.

By limiting the quantity of this promotion, we expect results to be posted within 6 weeks.

We don’t have a way to show how many have been ordered, so price will be your notice.

mtFull Sequence (Add-on only) Was $289 Now $249
HVR1 to Mega Was $269 Now $219
HVR2 to Mega Was $239 Now $189

To take advatage of the sale contact: Ulster Heritage