Genealogy Adventures

The full estate inventories for Governor Arthur Middleton of South Carolina, circa (1737) & grandson Arthur Middleton (1797)

with thanks to the Charleston County Public Library who digitized this document for Genealogy

S03 E08: Should descendants of enslaved Africans pay to access genealogical databases?

400 years of systemic identity erasure poses formidable challenges for the descendants of enslaved Africans in…

The 1766 estate inventory for Col. Thomas Middleton of Charleston, SC & Savannah, GA.

Some of the enslaved people held by Col. Thomas Middleton were the ancestors of the enslaved…

Genealogy Adventures: Our Everyday European, Native, and African-descended research resources (pdf)

This file was a handout for a presentation I gave at the Library of Virginia’s Family…

S03 E04: Reparational Genealogy with Carolynn Ni Lochlainn (on-demand streaming)

In this episode, we cover the topic of reparational genealogy with genealogist Carolynn Ni Lochlainn. Carolynn…

S03 E04: Reparational Genealogy with Carolynn Ni Lochlainn (Sun. 13 Oct 2019 | 4pm EST)

GA S03 E03: Scotchtown: Enslaved family genealogy research with Jennifer Hurst-Wender & Andi Cumbo-Floyd

In this episode, we spoke with Jennifer Wender-Hurst (Preservation Virginia) and writer/editor Andi Cumbo-Floyd about the…

GA S03 E02: Gullah Geechee Genealogy with Althea Sumpter

In this episode, we spoke with researcher Althea Sumpter, who comes from the Gullah community in…

Adapting the Beyond Kin approach + cluster genealogy to research poorly documented ancestors

The enslavement of a third of my ancestors forced me to develop a skillset that would…

Finding Maj. Pierce Butler’s enslaved people who left Georgia with the British in 1815

When the British finally arrived in Georgia in 1815, during the War of 1812, they did…