Genealogy Adventures

S04 E33 How Did Formerly Enslaved Families Choose Their Surnames?

In this episode, Susan Anderson shares her considerable knowledge about how The Gold Rush Era marked…

Book Club II: Journal of a Residence on a Georgian Plantation in 1838-1839

“Journal of a Residence on a Georgian Plantation” in 1838-1839 (published 1863) by Frances “Fanny” Anne…

Grappling with Old Fake News in Genealogy Research

Anyone with a nodding familiarity of national elections from 2016 to today in western societies is…

From Enslavement to Freedom: The Saga Of Butler Island Plantation

We welcomed Maj. Charles Williams (aka Trooper Charles Williams) to the show to enlighten us about…

S04 E18: Book Club Chat: “The house of bondage or Charlotte Brooks and other slaves”

Our inaugural book club episode was a success. So we will definitely be hosting more of…

Researching Poorly Documented Ancestors: Harriet Roberts (Northampton County, NC)

The case I am working on couldn’t be more different. It involves the multiple movements of…

S04 E08: When the Black and White Descendants of Enslavers Meet with Antoinette Broussard

Researcher, author, and etiquette consultant Antoinette Broussard joined us to discuss her journey as a genealogical…

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…