Episode 12: Meet the Beyond Kin Project
We were SO excited to have Donna Cox Baker and Martin Brennan from the Beyond Kin Project in the house for our last show of the season.
Genealogists who descend from slaveholders (SHs) are uniquely positioned to revolutionize genealogy for their African American colleagues who are seeking records for their ancestors who were Enslaved People (EPs).
Beyond Kin has developed a highly effective way of documenting EPs, linking them to the families of their SHs, using existing genealogy software and online family tree services like FamilySearch and Ancestry. The project has also developed a respectful and supportive online community space where descendants of SHs and EPs can meet, share vital research information, and collaborate.
Beyond Kin Links:
To see how Genealogy Adventures uses the Beyond Kind methodology, you can read the following articles:
1. Why diversity matters for online genealogy service providers via
2. 1845 Will of Col. William Bolling (1777-1845), Goochland County, Virginia via
Genealogy Adventures Live will be taking a break in September. But don’t worry…we’ll be back in October!