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  1. 14 hours ago, HomeAgain said:

    We used an app for that on our ipads called Notability.  I could load the pdfs, he wrote/typed on them, and sent them back to me.  Or he could attach blank sheets (or graph paper) for math tests to show his work.  I bet there's something like that for Chromebooks.

    I bought an Ipad last night. hehe

    9 hours ago, Plagefille said:

    In Google Drive I open the doc with DocHub and then I can edit and save.

    Awesome, Thank you so much. This is just what I needed.

  2. I want to take a PDF file and make it so the kids can type answers into the correct spaces then save it. We will be going full time in an RV for 5 years or more. I need to save space and weight, so I would love it if I didn't have to print everything out, or take books for every subject. HELP !! I know there has to be a way. 

    They have Chromebooks and I am on a PC.

  3. My children are 30, 29, 27, 12 and 10. My ( biological ) grandbabies are 9, 7, 5 and one on the way. I have many others and even a great grandbaby if you count my daughter's step children and my hubby's grandbabies. I was pregnant with ( at the same time as )  one of my husband's daughters twice, another once, and missed his third daughter and my own by only 2 weeks when my youngest was born.  ?

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  4. 5 minutes ago, cintinative said:


    This Teacher's Guide to Thirty-Eight Latin Stories provides a literal translation answer key for all of the stories found in the popular reader. The Guide was developed in response to frequent requests from teachers, homeschoolers, and people who are learning Latin on their own.

    THANK YOU !!! 

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  5. We are doing a light year. I need a break!

    Saxon math 8/7

    Grammar For the Well-Trained Mind

    Writing With Skill 1 ( we will see how it goes, might return to IEW ) Took just a week to return to IEW SICC-B

    Wordly Wise 3000 7 - 8

    Vocabulary from Classical Roots A -B

    MOSDOS literature Jade

    Mapping the World with Art

    various Spanish

    Wheelock's Latin ( Slowly with all supporting books )


    Great Courses Plus - ( Science, History, Etc. )

    and various literature.

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  6. 3 hours ago, gardenmom5 said:

    late to the thread, so haven't read the entire thread.

    that's a lot of surprises.

    I've also been doing genealogy for 35+ years.  I'm hoping dna will help get me through two roadblocks. (one is such a mess, it will probably never be solved.)

    when I was researching the various testing companies, I watched youtube videos.  one woman's results came  back as 6% subsaharan african.  it left her extremely confused and she did more research to find out what was going on.  Fortunately,  her mother was still alive to answer her questions when confronted.  she was "passing"- she ended up in contact with a cousin who was doing a documentary on "passing".  such timing for them to get together.

    then today - this story about two 72 yo women who were switched at birth.

    I broke through two 20+ year old walls of great grandparents with DNA from 4th cousin matches. It was so thrilling. Now found cousins have tested closer in those lines to further fill in the lines. Happy hunting!

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  7. 56 minutes ago, Jean in Newcastle said:

    Since I did not mention adoption at all, that is a very strange conclusion to come to. 

    OK, so if we aren't talking adoption. Does that mean any adult doesn't have the right to know where they come from. My goodness, the sky is blue right?

  8. 1 minute ago, Arctic Mama said:

    Actually, I’m in favor of sealed adoption records, if that is what the parent wants, and hunting someone down via genetics to circumvent that doesn’t make me totally comfortable either.


    I can see both sides of that.  Again, why are you so combative about this?  Not everyone is going to agree with you, that’s okay.

    I am not combative, I just don't agree that an adult child doesn't have rights to know why, and who gave them up.

  9. 1 hour ago, Jean in Newcastle said:

    Yes.  This is why the thread title "DNA - the truth will always come out" is a bit laughable.  (Not to mention offensive when matched with the information in the post about her family skeletons being unmasked no matter how it might actually affect living people.) 

    So you are saying that adult children do not have a right to find their birth families?  Or any adult child to find out their parentage. This is laughable. 

  10. 1 minute ago, Carol in Cal. said:

    Law enforcement just nabbed a long ago rapist/murderer here in CA using his relatives' DNA information.  Details are a bit sketchy, but apparently they had some of his DNA from his decades ago crimes, and compared it with that of the entire US database from those popular DNA sites.  They narrowed down the possible criminals to a handful of people, then studied them, figured out who they thought the suspect was, took something from his garbage can to get his own DNA, tested it, and bingo they had their guy.  I'm glad they caught him, but obviously this stuff is not all that private, at least from a law enforcement standpoint.

    They are uploading to a site called Genesis Gedmatch which has no privacy at all. I think it is wonderful, my DNA is out there. But if I had concerns it would be the last company I would use. I would only use Ancestry and 23andme which allow complete opt out.

  11. 31 minutes ago, maize said:

    Re: paternity in question--have you been able to rule out the possibility that the father was himself adopted? This is one way that expected family connections would not show up, but not because of non paternity.

    Actually he was adopted by his maternal grandparents, but his assumed full brothers are only half.

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  12. 12 minutes ago, HollyDay said:

    How private is the DNA information?  I've considered testing for medical reasons mainly.  But, I don't want my profile "floating around" for others to see

    You can opt out of anyone seeing your DNA (Ancestry or 23 and me ) or medical info (from 23 and me ) Promeathease sends it straight to you.  Further more you can use a untraceable prepaid credit card and a fake name or just give initials. It can be as private as you wish.  If you opt out no one will see your results or and DNA family lines. 

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  13. Just now, Reefgazer said:

    The highlighted, already-known medical conditions would qualify you for those services without DNA testing. 

    Gosh I wish you were with me when my mother was diagnosed with colon-rectal cancer in 1996 so that you could explain that to my insurance who didn't give a flip how many death records or medical records I had to explain to them what they should do. It took me a year to save the money to pay for a colonoscopy at 28 years of age. That Colonoscopy showed 32 precancerous polyps. Still insurance would not pay the following year even though my doctor recommended a repeat. I was found with 18 polyps non precancerous. Still insurance refused again the next year. Two brothers were tested both with precancerous polyps. Finally our insurance companies relented.

    Insurance companies do what they want. My 30 year old daughter still can't  get her colonoscopies covered. She isn't 50. LOL

    I won't even go over what it took to get a neonatal cardiologist in the room. I should have a private room in the local children's hospital neonate.

  14. 3 minutes ago, Homeschool Mom in AZ said:

    Anyone relying on DNA to reveal truth should read this article and take results with a grain of salt. https://gizmodo.com/how-dna-testing-botched-my-familys-heritage-and-probab-1820932637

    Ethnicity is just an estimate taken from all tests and how much DNA you might share with people from a region. It is not an exact science they haven't dug up ancestors from eons ago to test their DNA. People cross the lines, no one is pure. I never did a DNA for the ethnic results, although they are entertaining and can help point research. They are in no way set in stone.

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  15. 4 minutes ago, plansrme said:

    But YOU are the one saying--you've said it twice--that your genes are who you are.  My point is that your genes are NOT who you are.  You can feel any way you want, but your genes are not who you are.  You are so, so much more than your genes; everyone is, adopted or not.  But if having "someone who looks like you" has truly been the most important thing to them, well, then, I think someone needs more than a DNA test.

    Nature vs. nurture. I am my genes. I was not adopted. Your opinion may vary. I am speaking about myself, or my cousins. I have said nothing about your or yours.

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