Genealogy Adventures

Joseph C Sheffey, Jr: A US Navy race relations pioneer

My father’s US Naval career spanned some 30+ years when he retired. Considering the length of…

1667: The year America was divided by race

Genealogical research has sent me down an American history rabbit hole once again. I don’t mind.…

Discovering Pocahontas: A family surprise

I never get tired of saying that it’s been the women in my family tree who…

Connecting Americans to Each Other – and the World – Through Genealogy

A few of you may have noticed that the Genealogy Adventures | DNA Adventures tagline recently changed. Our project has…

Another paternal brick wall smashed: Margaret Clark(Wythe, Virginia)

Hot on the trail of discovering the most likely paternity for one of my paternal 2x…

Genetic Genealogy & Endogamy: Identifying the father of Cornelius White using DNA Triangulation

The paternity of my 2x great grandfather, Cornelius White, has been a mystery ever since I…

When family history turns into a ‘Game of Thrones’ episode

I’ve just finished the first phase of an enormous 3-day genealogy project: researching and compiling the family…

DNA.land’s DNA analysis tool’s major improvement

Ok, so I’m known for having picked apart quite a few online DNA analysis tools and…

Finding lost branches through obituaries

I’m a pretty active member on a number of family genealogy Facebook groups. These groups continue…

The mystery of Henry West (1608-1647)

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