Robert E Lee, slavery, and 1859: The Spring of his Discontent

8,487 words | Read time: 20 minutes Gen. Robert E. Lee and confederate statues are back…

Finding Your Black American Ancestors Part 1: From 1940 to 1870

This 1st video in a 3 part series steps you you through tracing your ancestry back…

GA Live S02 E11: special guest James R. Morgan III (Black Freemasonry)

Episode 11: James R. Morgan III (Author, Black Freemasonry) Have you ever researched your family and…

GA Live S02 E10: Special Guest Natonne Kemp

Episode 10: Natonne Kemp (Author, Historian & Genealogist)) Join Brian and Donya as we talk with…

How well do DNA testing services’ analytical tools handle DNA matches for highly admixed people?

It is fair to say the online genealogy community has been set alight with the launch…

Confirming Jason Futrell of Rich Square, Northampton County, NC as my 4x great grandfather

The new suite of genealogical and DNA analytical tools from MyHeritage has literally knocked my ancestry…

GA Live S02 E09: Special Guest Phebe Hayes (Louisiana genealogy & history)

Episode 9: Phebe Hayes (Louisiana genealogy & history) Join Brian & Donya as we chat about…

GA Live S02 E08: Special Guest Bernice Bennett

Episode 8: Bernice Bennett Join Brian and Donya as we welcome a special guest, Bernice Bennett,…

Research case study: My lost connection to Thomas “The Immigrant” Christian of Charles City County, Virginia

If you have been a regular follower of my recent genealogy adventures, you will know the…

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…