Genealogy Adventures

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…

S03 E33: Race Relations & the Civil Rights Movement with documentarian Loki Mulholland

In the last episode of the season, the award-winning documentarian Loki Mulholland joins the show to…

S03 E32: The Trials and Tribulations of a Newbie Genealogist with Nicol Jackson

Being a newbie genealogist is tough. We’ve all been there. There is so much new knowledge…

Ancestry’s DNA Match Add Tool

Credit for this discovery goes to my cousin and co-host, Donya Williams. This latest addition to…