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From Paper to People’s Podcast: Episode 308 – Brian Sheffey & Changes at AncestryDNA

Carolynn and Brian spend a significant amount of time discussing how Ancestry’s planned removal of DNA matches under 10cMs will negatively affect four distinct ancestral groups in Brian’s ancestry.

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Case Study: Researching Enslaved People Taken or Sold Downriver

The case I am working on couldn’t be more different. It involves the multiple movements of enslaved people across the nascent United States. I thought I would do a write-up in the form of a case study for the work I have done to-date.

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Case Study: Researching Enslaved People Taken or Sold Downriver

The case I am working on couldn’t be more different. It involves the multiple movements of enslaved people across the nascent United States. I thought I would do a write-up in the form of a case study for the work I have done to-date.

Enslaved Research Strategies

Case Study: Researching Enslaved People Taken or Sold Downriver

The case I am working on couldn’t be more different. It involves the multiple movements of enslaved people across the nascent United States. I thought I would do a write-up in the form of a case study for the work I have done to-date.

African American Genealogy

Case Study: Researching Enslaved People Taken or Sold Downriver

The case I am working on couldn’t be more different. It involves the multiple movements of enslaved people across the nascent United States. I thought I would do a write-up in the form of a case study for the work I have done to-date.

DNA & Genetics | Genetic Genealogy

From Paper to People’s Podcast: Episode 308 – Brian Sheffey & Changes at AncestryDNA

Carolynn and Brian spend a significant amount of time discussing how Ancestry’s planned removal of DNA matches under 10cMs will negatively affect four distinct ancestral groups in Brian’s ancestry.

Roberta Estes: Plea to Ancestry – Rethink Match Purge Due to Deleterious Effect on African American Genealogists

Respected genealogist and scientist Roberta Estes understands how damaging Ancestry DNA’s proposed changes to its matching threshold will negatively affect African American genealogists: “Let me add that if you are…

Race & Diversity

Case Study: Researching Enslaved People Taken or Sold Downriver

The case I am working on couldn’t be more different. It involves the multiple movements of enslaved people across the nascent United States. I thought I would do a write-up in the form of a case study for the work I have done to-date.

Using Slave Lists in Your Enslaved Ancestors Research

When it comes to researching enslaved people, finding the slavery-related documents they may appear in is a critical part of this type of research. That’s pretty self-apparent. What may not be so readily apparent is deciphering the information that is contained in these documents. An enslaver’s probate records – his or her last will and testament, codicils, and estate inventories – are pretty straightforward documents. If the genealogy gods are with us, these documents can also spell out family relationships among the enslaved people who are cited in probate records.

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Case Study: Researching Enslaved People Taken or Sold Downriver

The case I am working on couldn’t be more different. It involves the multiple movements of enslaved people across the nascent United States. I thought I would do a write-up in the form of a case study for the work I have done to-date.

Using Slave Lists in Your Enslaved Ancestors Research

When it comes to researching enslaved people, finding the slavery-related documents they may appear in is a critical part of this type of research. That’s pretty self-apparent. What may not be so readily apparent is deciphering the information that is contained in these documents. An enslaver’s probate records – his or her last will and testament, codicils, and estate inventories – are pretty straightforward documents. If the genealogy gods are with us, these documents can also spell out family relationships among the enslaved people who are cited in probate records.

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