John Wayne Bust

The perfect gift for John Wayne fans.

The bust measures approximately 11 cm (W) x 18cm (H) and his signature is etched on the attached stand. It is made from quality resin and is 100% officially licensed merchandise.




Betty’s Attic: Nostalgic Collectibles

We are so excited that Betty’s Attic® has invited us to be one of their affiliates and allow us to bring their merchandise to our followers. Its appeal is limitless, from “baby boomers” hoping to find items that remind them of times past to twenty-somethings admiring the atmosphere of another generation.

Keep looking to see what we will be able to find.





The Book Nook is Growing

The Book Nook has always been something that I enjoyed. I love books and I love to read. This site was a way to share that with all the Shiloh to Canaan readers and visitors. During the few years we have been here I have discovered that I really like telling you what I think about a book.

A few days ago I was accepted in a program from Amazon. They have given me my own store to sale the items I think you would like. With the store I can put the items I like and approve of in a place you can go to and browse. You can even tell me what you want to see in the store.

While the Book Nook will be the same it will be easier for you to find a book or item I recommended a day, week, or months ago. There will be no more scrolling through all the books I have put on here trying to find something. You will be able to go straight to the store and find it. There will also be items that never made it onto this site. And it will be easy to find. Don’t be shy about telling me to put something in the store.

In a few days my nephew, Jacob, will make a graphic for the sidebar. In the meantime, you can get there through the one below.





Knock Knock Personal Library Kit

You will love having this personal library kit if you have ever loaned books out to friends and acquaintances (classmates and coworkers) and to your devastation, never gotten the book back. Using this kit not only helps you keep track of who has which book, but also for how long; it also means your name and info is on the book in a more fun way for you than just penciling it in. It’s definitely a fun purchase at first, but if you find yourself loaning out books fairly often, I recommend using this to keep tabs on your borrowers.

Ancestry DNA: Genetic Testing

Ancestry DNA is an autosomal DNA test and will provide an ethnicity breakdown. It will also show relative matches to anyone in the database whom shares DNA with you. All of your family lines will be represented. It doesn’t matter about the gender.

Everyone receives approximately 50% of their DNA from each parent; 25% from each grandparent; and so on and so forth. Autosomal DNA will provide matches reliably up to 5 generations. However, it is not necessarily unusual to have 6th, 7th and 8th cousin matches too.

Connections to people with the same DNA will enable you to expand your genealogy tree. DNA can also connect you to your birth parents or help you confirm where your great-grandma immigrated from. It can introduce you to relatives you have never heard of or lead you to that lost branch of the family that you have always wondered about. You never know what you might find.

If you still have your parents and they are willing, test them BOTH! Even testing one parent will be beneficial.  And it is also a good idea to ask their siblings, aunts/uncles and your grandparents. Testing multiple relatives goes a long way in isolating family lines. Also, always test the oldest generation first. Not only do you not want to miss out on the opportunity, but they are generationally closer to your ancestors and will have matches that you do not have.

Ask your siblings to test. Even full siblings will have different matches beyond 2nd cousin. You will likely even see differences in their ethnicity breakdown.

Upload your raw data to GEDMATCH for FREE. Why? Unfortunately, Ancestry DNA does not provide a chromosome browser, which is a very important tool in genetic genealogy. Also, you will generate matches from 23andme and FTDNA, whom also uploaded.

Ancestry DNA: Genetic Testing

Ancestry DNA is an autosomal DNA test and will provide an ethnicity breakdown. It will also show relative matches to anyone in the database whom shares DNA with you. All of your family lines will be represented. It doesn’t matter about the gender.

Everyone receives approximately 50% of their DNA from each parent; 25% from each grandparent; and so on and so forth. Autosomal DNA will provide matches reliably up to 5 generations. However, it is not necessarily unusual to have 6th, 7th and 8th cousin matches too.

Connections to people with the same DNA will enable you to expand your genealogy tree. DNA can also connect you to your birth parents or help you confirm where your great-grandma immigrated from. It can introduce you to relatives you have never heard of or lead you to that lost branch of the family that you have always wondered about. You never know what you might find.

If you still have your parents and they are willing, test them BOTH! Even testing one parent will beneficial.  And it is also a good idea to ask their siblings, aunts/uncles and your grandparents. Testing multiple relatives goes a long way in isolating family lines. Also, always test the oldest generation first. Not only do you not want to miss out on the opportunity, but they are generationally closer to your ancestors and will have matches that you do not have.

Ask your siblings to test. Even full siblings will have different matches beyond 2nd cousin. You will likely even see differences in their ethnicity breakdown.

Upload your raw data to GEDMATCH for FREE. Why? Unfortunately, Ancestry DNA does not provide a chromosome browser, which is a very important tool in genetic genealogy. Also, you will generate matches from 23andme and FTDNA, whom also uploaded.

Corgi Succulent Pots

Corgi Succulent Pots

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Mini Succulent Pots with Drainage 

These little pots are perfect for succulent or cactus plants. They will be great for a child’s bedroom or a office desk. Add a plant, flowers or even candy and you have a wonderful gift.