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…

The 1898 Phoenix Riot: Essex Harrison, Eliza Goode, and South Carolina’s black voter suppression

The current reports of black voter suppression in North Carolina, Georgia, and Florida have made me…

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…

GA Live S02 E03: Meet Sharon Morgan from Our Black Ancestry

Episode : Meet Sharon Morgan from Our Black Ancestry In this episode, our special guest is…

GA Live S02 E01: The GU272 Descendants Project

S02 Episode 1: Meet the GU272 Descendants Project Season 2 kicked off strong with our special…

Book review: Jefferson’s Daughters

I’ve just finished my second reading of Jefferson’s Daughters by Catherine Kerrison. I have to say…

Piecing together enslaved family relations at Monticello

I have spent the past few months doing a deep dive into the early colonial enslavement…

Cuffy Pleasants: A journey from slavery to freedom in 1772

An essential aspect of genealogy is the acceptance, more than understanding, that the ancestors will not…

GA Live S01 E12: Meet the Beyond Kin Project

Episode 12: Meet the Beyond Kin Project We were SO excited to have Donna Cox Baker…

GA Live S01 E11: Meet the IAAM’s Family Research Center Team

Episode 11: Meet the IAAM’s Family Research Center Team We had another powerful & amazing show…