Genealogy Adventures

The indenture of former slaves in the early Reconstruction Era

I have been blessed to have found a wealth of American and European family history information…

White & African American Ward – Sheffey family links in Speedwell, Wythe Co., VA

When researching my African American Sheffey family relations in Wythe County, VA, I’ve continued to find…

Family mystery: African American Wards of Wythe County, VA. (republished with an update)

Post updated 15 December 2013 update follows at the bottom of this post This is a…

“So what’s it all about, then?”- Prepping for some interview questions

or:  How Human Beings are Connected to One Another Through DNA I’m in the midst of…

Researching archaic royal English appointments: John Roane: Yeoman of the Harriers to Charles I

This post is the last in the series of posts about the group of 17th Century…

Researching archaic royal English appointments: Thomas Roane, Jr.: Sergeant of the Poultry to Charles II.

When I first saw this title, I thought the word ‘poultry’ pretty much nailed it. I…

Researching archaic royal English appointments: Thomas Roane, Sr.: Yeoman of the Scullery

This post follows on from the story of John Roane, Sergeant of the Scullery for the…

Genealogy Adventures goes Pinterest!

I’ve ummed and ahhed about whether to go the Pinterest route…and I’m pretty glad I did.…

Researching archaic royal English appointments: John Roane: Sergeant of the Scullery

Following on from yesterday’s post about Anthony Roane, the Under Auditor of the Exchequer to Elizabeth…

Researching archaic royal English appointments: Anthony Roane: Under Auditor of the Exchequer

In yesterday’s post, I cited some archaic and, let’s face it, unusual sounding job titles for…