The mystery of Henry West (1608-1647)

Genealogy requires rather a substantial amount of critical thinking and deductive reasoning. This is especially true…

Calling Edgefield, South Carolina-descended families for one of the biggest American Family reunions

The 2nd to 4th of September 2016 (Friday to Sunday) will see descendants from over 120 family…

How to Compare Unrelated People on AncestryDNA

This article from the DNA Genealogy blog absolutely rocks!! I’ve tried this exercise out, taking it for…

Genetic Genealogy: Parental Phasing Explained

The wonderful DNAeXplained – Genetic Genealogy blog has been posting a series of excellent articles on…

My 18th Century Virginia Ball family genealogy challenge

The time has come for me to grapple with my 18th Century Virginia Ball family ancestors.…

Mapping my YDNA flow in Africa

I’ve spent the past week and a bit looking more closely at the YDNA I inherited…

Me and the #MyColorfulGenealogy meme

Anyone with a nodding acquaintance with genealogy is probably aware of the meme sweeping social media:…

Can we really make assumptions about African American DNA admixtures?

I caught up  with some of the geneticist team who were going to be a part…