Genealogy Adventures

Getting the best out the free version of Ancestry.com

Ancestry.com is a great service.  It is undeniably expensive to join.  The good news is that…

Pushing the clock back for your slave ancestors

Your search for African American ancestors needn’t end at 1860 or 1850.  Ancestry.com and FamilySearch.org have…

Getting to grips with the 1850 and 1860 Slave Schedule census – Part 2

What’s the detective work when searching for your ancestors in the Slave Schedules? A bit of…

Getting to grips with the 1850 & 1860 Slave Schedule census – Part 1

If you’re an African American, the chances are you will come up against Slave Schedule census…

Taking those first few steps

Every adventure begins with the first step.  I’d taken mine when I’d started tinkering around with…

Welcome to Genealogy Adventures

My father asked me a fairly simple question one night while I was staying with him…