Genealogy Adventures

Digging deeper with Census Records: Part 4

Recognising family groups As mentioned previously ( Post: What’s in a maiden name), marriage records are…

Digging deeper with Census Records: Part 3

A question solved – many other questions raised. Finding my great-great-great Grandfather George Henry Roane’s lost…

Digging deeper with Census Records: Part 2

Scanning the Census Records: The Roanes of Essex County, VA (1870) So picking up where I…

Digging deeper with Census Records: Part 1

Regardless of your race, if your ancestors arrived in the US and settled in a rural…

Distribution of the black Roane family in 19th Century Virginia

Following on from the previous post, here’s a map showing the distribution, by county, of the…

Distribution of the black Sheffey family in 19th Century Virginia

I thought I’d do something visual for a change.  The below is a PDF file showing…

Family migration patterns: Roane family migration to: Connecticut, Massachusetts & Arkansas

It seems unfair that I’ve Maryland out of this series of blog posts covering the Roane…

Family migration patterns: Roane family migration to Delaware, New Jersey & New York

This post follows on from yesterday’s post which covered African-American Roanes’ relocation to Philadelphia. It also…

Descendants of John Adam Sheffey & Jemimah

Another family tree that I should have updated ages ago. As you’ll see, there’s still a…

Family migration patterns: Roane family migration to Pennsylvania

My apologies for this being a rather long article. It goes to show just how many…