Genealogy Adventures

Editorials

The House Judiciary Committee Hearing’s session on Reparations (H.R. 40 and the Path to Restorative Justice) [live video & on-demand video]

Washington, D.C. – On June 19th at 10:00 a.m., the House Judiciary Subcommittee on the Constitution, Civil Rights, and Civil Liberties’ hearing on H.R. 40, the Commission to Study and…

Top Articles

Research Strategies

Adapting the Beyond Kin approach + cluster genealogy to research poorly documented ancestors

The enslavement of a third of my ancestors forced me to develop a skillset that would enable me to research and find ancestors who left no direct trace of their…

African American Genealogy

GA S03 E02: Gullah Geechee Genealogy with Althea Sumpter

In this episode, we spoke with researcher Althea Sumpter, who comes from the Gullah community in South Carolina about some of the basics when it comes to researching Gullah Geechee…

DNA & Genetics

What Do DNA Percentages Really Mean? (Free Webinar: 27 Aug 2019)

So you have taken the plunge and done a DNA test. You have your ethnicity percentages. But what do those percentages mean? In this free online webinar, hosted by the…

Case study: Creating a research strategy to find my lost connection to Maj. Pierce Butler’s enslaved people

There are times when the work of other genealogy researchers inspires you to undertake some deep research of your own. I am in one of the research phases now. My…

Race & Diversity

GA S03 E02: Gullah Geechee Genealogy with Althea Sumpter

In this episode, we spoke with researcher Althea Sumpter, who comes from the Gullah community in South Carolina about some of the basics when it comes to researching Gullah Geechee…

Adapting the Beyond Kin approach + cluster genealogy to research poorly documented ancestors

The enslavement of a third of my ancestors forced me to develop a skillset that would enable me to research and find ancestors who left no direct trace of their…

History

GA S03 E02: Gullah Geechee Genealogy with Althea Sumpter

In this episode, we spoke with researcher Althea Sumpter, who comes from the Gullah community in South Carolina about some of the basics when it comes to researching Gullah Geechee…

Finding Maj. Pierce Butler’s enslaved people who left Georgia with the British in 1815

When the British finally arrived in Georgia in 1815, during the War of 1812, they did not leave empty handed. The British left with hundreds enslaved people from Butler’s Island. Among them were 140+ enslaved people who had been enslaved by Major Pierce Butler. Other enslaved people (EPs) joined them from the other Butler Island and St Simons Island enslavers, namely the Couper and Wylly families. The enslaved literally walked off their respective plantations in a bid for freedom. The majority of these Georgia EPs went to Halifax, Nova Scotia, Canada as well as Trinidad and Tobago.

%d bloggers like this: