Browsing Archive: April, 2012

Richland County Ferries

Posted by John Howell on Friday, April 20, 2012,

Ferries were both public and private. Public ferries were authorized, and fares set, by the General Assembly and given so many years of free competition to operate. Fares for the public McCord's Ferry across the Congaree River were set at 6¢ for a person on foot; 12¢ for a man and a horse; livestock was 4¢ a head, and a four- wheel carriage was one dollar. The Cowasee Basin consisted of the Wateree, Congaree, & Santee Rivers.

A partial list of former COWASEE Ferries, starting with the ...

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DNA In Genealogy Research

Posted by John Howell on Friday, April 20, 2012,
DNA-Deoxyribonucleic- A chemical insides of all cells that carries the genetic instrument for making living organisms.

CHROMOSOMES are paired threadlike “packages” of long segments of DNA contained within the nucleus of each cell. In humans there are 23 pairs of chromosomes. In 22 pairs both members are essentially identical, one deriving from the mother, the other from the father.

The 23rd pair is different. In females this pair has 2 like chromosomes called “X”. In males it comp...

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