Genealogy Adventures

The benefits of using FamilySearch’s individual databases

It almost goes without saying that FamilySearch has a veritable cornucopia of free resources for genealogists…

The Global Family Reunion: 6 June 2015 (NYC)

This sounds like an incredibly fun and informative event. It’s such a shame I have a…

Charlotte Brooks: A poignant & powerful firsthand history of slavery

I had the pleasure of a long chat last week with one of my newly found…

Genealogy family relationship chart

If you’re like me, there are times you get the ocassional brain freeze when it comes…

Researching African-American Ancestors: A Cheat Sheet – The Root

An article from The Root with tips for tracing black ancestors before emancipation: Article link: http://www.theroot.com/articles/history/2015/05/researching_african_american_ancestors_a_cheat_sheet.html

Isaiah Francis Grubb & Melinda Straw: a tale of love across 19th Century colour lines

I’ve been spending some time researching my distant Sheffey relations in Wythe County, Virginia. Specifically, I’ve…