Genealogy Adventures

Mapping my father’s mtDNA to African tribes

It probably comes as no surprise that I’m a conceptual thinker. And few things aid my…

Facebook: A powerful & fun free genealogy tool

Love it or loathe it, Facebook can be a powerful family history and genealogy research tool.…

New DNA adventure show concept, new TV production conversations

I’ve spent the past week and a bit in talks with a broadcasting company about a…

Jemimah Sheffey – figuring out family relationships via census records

Sometimes, unexplained inspirations are sometimes the sources of great breakthroughs. If I’ve learned anything through this…

How the term ‘Bantu’ tripped up my genetic genealogy journey

This post is the last in a series of issues, challenges, and barriers I’ve faced in…

Why I struggle with ‘West Africa’ as a genetic classification

I’ve had fun playing around with some free autosomal DNA analysis tools via Gedmatch and DNA…