Genealogy Adventures

GA Live S02 E04: Lineage societies & poorly documented ancestors

Have you ever tried to join a Lineage or Heritage society just to be turned away…

The 1898 Phoenix Riot: Essex Harrison, Eliza Goode, and South Carolina’s black voter suppression

The current reports of black voter suppression in North Carolina, Georgia, and Florida have made me…

Working with the 1773 and 1825 maps of Old Ninety Six, Edgefield, Abbeville, Newberry, and Barnwell, South Carolina

I have previously written about how maps can be an invaluable research tools in my  article…

GA Live S02 E03: Meet Sharon Morgan from Our Black Ancestry

In this episode, our special guest is Sharon Morgan from the popular and respected Facebook genealogy…

GA Live S02 E02: Researching your female ancestors

Female ancestors are notoriously difficult to find. Once they get married, and you don’t know the…

GA Live S02 E01: The GU272 Descendants Project

Season 2 kicked off strong with our special guest, Karran Harper Royal, from the GU272 Descendants…

Book review: Jefferson’s Daughters

I’ve just finished my second reading of Jefferson’s Daughters by Catherine Kerrison. I have to say…

Piecing together enslaved family relations at Monticello

I have spent the past few months doing a deep dive into the early colonial enslavement…

Cuffy Pleasants: A journey from slavery to freedom in 1772

An essential aspect of genealogy is the acceptance, more than understanding, that the ancestors will not…

GA Live S01 E12: Meet the Beyond Kin Project

We were SO excited to have Donna Cox Baker and Martin Brennan from the Beyond Kin…