Pleasant Roane Part II: An unexpected link to Thomas Jefferson and Monticello

There are times when my adventures in genealogy blow my mind.  This is one of them.…

Visiting Monticello

I had the opportunity to visit Monticello the other day. Considering my recent trip where I…

The Moses Williams Project in the news: San Diego Free Press

Donya Williams, the four-times great-granddaughter of a man named Moses Williams, asked me if I would…

Critical Thinking: An important skill in genealogy research

I thoroughly enjoyed delivering my keynote talk at this year’s 1 day genealogy seminar hosted by…

Save these dates: We’re on the Extreme Genes radio show, 1st-3rd July 2017

Set your alarms to listen. My cousin Donya and I will be on the Extreme Genes…

Lucretia “Creasy” Williams: Finding another daughter of Moses Williams, Sr

Sometimes the universe takes pity on genealogists and places a gift right in our laps. This…

Media Appeal: The Moses Williams Project

Hello In an atmosphere of division and rising tensions, especially around the issue of race, Stronger…

Using church names and obits to find your ancestors in rural areas

When it comes to genealogical research, few places in America have challenged my grey matter like…

The Moses Williams Family Tree Project: Update #1

The project team has already struck gold. We have traced a handful of the enslaved people’s…

Why diversity matters for online genealogy service providers

Diversity. It’s a word that packs one heck of a punch. It has the power to…