Genealogy Adventures

The ladies of “The Real” DNA test results

The ladies of “The Real” took DNA tests to find out their ethnic identities, and the…

How Your Autosomal DNA Identifies Your Ancestors

All of autosomal genetic genealogy is based on these concepts of inheritance and matching, so if…

How to get YDNA haplogroup from AncestryDNA results

This post from the DNA Genealogy website steps you through the process of filtering the YDNA information…

Demystifying Ancestry’s Relationship Predictions Inspires New Relationship Estimator Tool

We knew that you cannot draw or correlate any relationship inferences from either the total amount…

Me, Quaker manumissions – and an 1828 voyage to Liberia

This post is a companion piece to my previous post, Quakers & Slavery: 50 shades of…

Quakers & Slavery: 50 shades of grey and then some

Researching my earliest African-descended ancestors and family in America has taken a decidedly left-field turn. Once…

50 years a slave: the Findley family’s battle for freedom in Virginia

Update 1 May 2014: More information about how Rachel’s story came to light can be found…

My first African ancestor discovered

When it comes to African American genealogy, finding an African ancestor seems like a pipe-dream. It’s…