Genealogy Adventures

A genetic genealogy article about Michelle Obama got me thinking…

I’m going to open with an apology.  I know I’ve been very, very quiet lately. Since…

Navigating Wills and Probate Records on Ancestry.com

These records are a goldmine of information. On the one hand, they can prove family relationships.…

Crafting Source Citations in Your Ancestry.com Tree (Video)

While this video is Ancestry.com-centric, it does offer a solid best practice approach to using citations…

In search of my Jewish great-grandfather

Thanks to the new DNA project from Columbia University and the New York Genome Center, DNA…

The one about me & Abraham Lincoln…

So I was reading The Story of Honest Abe’s Family Tree on the website Today I…

The Roanes of Virginia: 2 families with the same surname. Are they related or not?

What could possible be confusing about two immigrant families coming from the same region in Europe…

So I’m starting to explore AncestryDNA’s ‘Shared Matches’ tool…

I’ve recently started to explore AncestryDNA’s  ‘Shared Matches’ feature. By recent, I mean only 48 hours…

Black in the USSR: The life of Joseph Jepthro Roane

It’s funny how you search for the story of one ancestor and stumble upon another’s story…

My working practice for my African American genealogy research

This post is a glimpse into my working practices when it comes to researching black ancestors…

Autosomal DNA Testing 101 – Tips and Tricks for Contact Success

In the first part of this two part series, Autosomal DNA Testing 101 – What Now?,we talked…