Editorials

Ghosts in the DNA: The lost diversity of early colonial Virginia

Nestled along the James River, Varina is a remote and quiet part of Virginia. Its vast tracts of rich farmland provide no indication that this region was once the epicenter…

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Research Strategies

Finding Your Black American Ancestors Part 1: From 1940 to 1870

This 1st video in a 3 part series steps you you through tracing your ancestry back to the 1870 Census. During the course of the video, we will introduce you…

African American Genealogy

Finding Your Black American Ancestors Part 1: From 1940 to 1870

This 1st video in a 3 part series steps you you through tracing your ancestry back to the 1870 Census. During the course of the video, we will introduce you…

DNA & Genetics

How well do DNA testing services’ analytical tools handle DNA matches for highly admixed people?

It is fair to say the online genealogy community has been set alight with the launch of new research and DNA analytical tools from AncestryDNA and MyHeritage. I can understand…

Confirming Jason Futrell of Rich Square, Northampton County, NC as my 4x great grandfather

The new suite of genealogical and DNA analytical tools from MyHeritage has literally knocked my ancestry out of the park these past few days. The online service’s The Theory of Family…

Race & Diversity

Finding Your Black American Ancestors Part 1: From 1940 to 1870

This 1st video in a 3 part series steps you you through tracing your ancestry back to the 1870 Census. During the course of the video, we will introduce you…

In search of Thomas “The Immigrant” Futrell’s (Northampton County, NC) English ancestors

It’s fair to say that some of my ancestral families haven given me grey hairs when it comes to my research. My South Carolina Yeldell line is one example. I…

History

Finding Your Black American Ancestors Part 1: From 1940 to 1870

This 1st video in a 3 part series steps you you through tracing your ancestry back to the 1870 Census. During the course of the video, we will introduce you…

GA Live S02 E11: special guest James R. Morgan III (Black Freemasonry)

Episode 11: James R. Morgan III (Author, Black Freemasonry) Have you ever researched your family and found that they were a part of an organization that has been around for…

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