Genealogy Adventures

S04 E04 Working with DNA Matches with Blaine T. Bettinger

Award-winning author and instructor Blaine Bettinger joined us on the show to talk about working with…

S04 E03 Genealogy @ National Museum of African American History & Culture Library with Hollis Gentry

We were so pleased and excited to have Hollis L Gentry join us on the show…

S04 E02: The Slave Voyages Project with Dr. Nafees M. Khan

The Trans-Atlantic and Intra-American slave trade databases are the culmination of several decades of independent and…

GA Live! Book Club: “The House of Bondage, or, Charlotte Brooks and Other Slaves”

Genealogy Adventures Live! Book Club In the first episode of Season 4, we launched our Genealogy…

S04 E01: Getting Your Mind and Spirit Right Prep for Enslaved Research

Researching enslaved ancestors is as challenging as it is rewarding. Unraveling a paper trail can be…

Case Study: Researching Enslaved People Taken or Sold Downriver

The case I am working on couldn’t be more different. It involves the multiple movements of…

Using Slave Lists in Your Enslaved Ancestors Research

When it comes to researching enslaved people, finding the slavery-related documents they may appear in is…

Butler Island Plantation Overseer’s Reports (1803-1820)

The 1803-1820 Butler Island Overseer Reports that were sent to Maj. Pierce Butler in Philadelphia have…

From Paper to People’s Podcast: Episode 308 – Brian Sheffey & Changes at AncestryDNA

Carolynn and Brian spend a significant amount of time discussing how Ancestry's planned removal of DNA…

Roberta Estes: Plea to Ancestry – Rethink Match Purge Due to Deleterious Effect on African American Genealogists

Respected genealogist and scientist Roberta Estes understands how damaging Ancestry DNA’s proposed changes to its matching…