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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

Clash of the titans: Ancestry.com vs FamilySearch.org. And the winner is...?
My 18th Century Virginia Ball family genealogy challenge
Is there trace Iberian results in your British DNA? This might be why
George Murdock's map of the Ethnolinguistic groups of Africa
The problem with sub-Saharan Africa and DNA analysis tools
How the term 'Bantu' tripped up my genetic genealogy journey
Gedmatch's Dodecad DNA analysis and African DNA results
Love and lynching in Wytheville: Raymond Arthur Byrd
Genealogy challenge: Researching the 45 enslaved children of Moses Williams (Old Ninety-Six,  SC)

Genealogy Research Strategies

Free webinar: Techniques for Integrating Documentary and Genetic Information in a Research Report

This lecture provides practical examples of reporting on, analyzing, correlating and integrating information from documentary and genetic sources in a Research Report. The focus will be on meeting Standards detailed…

Genealogy Brick Wall Strategies

Cracking genetic genealogy cold cases with incorrect AncestryDNA ThruLines

Happy New Year from the Genealogy Adventures team! My apologies for the lack of articles over the past few months. The past 12 weeks have seen me beavering away on…

Enslaved Research Strategies

S03 E16: The Power of Reuniting Slavery-Disrupted Family Lines

In this episode, we chat recent discoveries that led to finding family members separated by slavery. We also chat about the power of reuniting family lines for kin who were…

African American Genealogy

S03 E16: The Power of Reuniting Slavery-Disrupted Family Lines

In this episode, we chat recent discoveries that led to finding family members separated by slavery. We also chat about the power of reuniting family lines for kin who were…

DNA & Genetics | Genetic Genealogy

Free webinar: Techniques for Integrating Documentary and Genetic Information in a Research Report

This lecture provides practical examples of reporting on, analyzing, correlating and integrating information from documentary and genetic sources in a Research Report. The focus will be on meeting Standards detailed…

S03 E16: The Power of Reuniting Slavery-Disrupted Family Lines

In this episode, we chat recent discoveries that led to finding family members separated by slavery. We also chat about the power of reuniting family lines for kin who were…

Race & Diversity

Writing and Publishing Your Family History – Part 1 of 4: Understand Your Story

Writing your family’s story might seem like a daunting task. However, just like genealogical research and creating a genealogy research strategy – writing success comes down to planning, strategy, research,…

Writing and Publishing Your Family History – Part 2 of 4: Choose Your Plot

The plot is the foundation of a story. It’s the focal point around which a writer builds his or her characters and story settings. Why is it a focal point? A plot organizes events and relays information in a manner that is logical. A plot also drives the story, and all of a story’s characters, forward, providing writers with natural action points that add drama, insights, revelations, and all of the great things that makes stories interesting, compelling, and engaging for readers.

History

S03 E20: Black American Heroines: The African American Women of US Journalism with Maya Millett

Black women journalists dared to wield their pens in the names of truth and justice. At a time when all women were discouraged from engaging in “unladylike” activities like politics,…

S03 E18: A Short Legislative History of Black Hair in America

Black hair – specifically, black women’s hair – has been the subject of legislative control in America since the early 1700s to the present day. In this episode, we discuss…

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