Genealogy Adventures

Endogamy on the plantation

**updated 20 December 2017** Today I am going to spend a little time discussing endogamy -the…

Endogamy: Or how an entire county can be related

Wikipedia defines endogamy as: …the practice of marrying within a specific social group, class or ethnic…

John Yeldell (aka Rev. Elijah Flemon): A 19th Century black political activist

Born in Edgefield, SC at the end of slavery, John would go on to become a…

Playing genealogical hide and go seek with Col. Thomas Pettus (abt. 1598-1663)

Few of my ancestors’ genealogies are as contentious as my 10x great-grandfather, Colonel Thomas Pettus, born…

William Holloway, Martha Branson & Phebe Crispin: A genealogical game of hide and seek

My maternal Quaker Holloway family has begun to rival my maternal Quaker Harlan/Harling family, my paternal…

When black and white DNA cousins meet online: A tale of two very different experiences

Genealogy is an adventure. There is no two ways about it. The adventure was something I…

Will the real parents of Reuben Holloway (1740-1806) please stand up?

I have a gentleman in my family’s ancestry who is causing myself, and the whole Genealogy…

If Donald Trump knew he had black relations, would this give him an epiphany?

I rarely get personal when it comes to Genealogy Adventures. I definitely don’t air political views,…

Using maps in your genealogy research

There are times I wish I could clone myself. This is one of those times. My…

This story has barely been told: Diversity, Multiculturalism & Africans in pre-British colonial America

A few weeks ago I had the pleasure of speaking with Stuart, a member of a…