Genealogy Adventures

The Concepts of Race vs Culture Pt 1: Race

I outlined an epiphany I had about the concepts of Race and Culture in my previous…

The concepts of Race vs Culture – an introduction

The more regular visitors to this blog will no doubt realize I’ve gone a bit quiet…

The true value of the NAACP’s archive – is it just for historians? What about family historians and educators as well?

One of the national archives I would love to delve into online belongs to the NAACP.…

What’s the value of specialist historical archives – and why should we digitize them?

Back in December I had the pleasure of meeting up with Discover Roxbury (http://www.discoverroxbury.org )at an…

Why anglicizing immigrant ancestors’ names isn’t such a good idea.

If you live in a country that has been a popular destination for immigrants around the…

So you think you’ve seen bad handwriting? Here’s Secretary Hand…

I’ll readily admit I don’t always have the most legible handwriting. I also know I’ve seen…

John Fairman Preston: A missionary’s life in Pinterest Pins

OK, so I was curious to see just how far I could push Pinterest as a…

A tale of two Scheffe/Sheffey families in America: Northern vs Southern customs

There are some definite benefits in tracing a family line from its earliest starting point down…

Clash of the titans: Ancestry.com vs FamilySearch.org. And the winner is…?

Ancestry.com and FamilySearch.org are both great online family history services. The main difference, of course, is…

Family history is history in microcosm: The Agné / Ankney Family

This past week has seen me (pleasantly) hijacked by some of the ladies in the Sheffey…