Genealogy Adventures

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…

Butler Island Plantation Overseer’s Reports (1803-1820)

The 1803-1820 Butler Island Overseer Reports that were sent to Maj. Pierce Butler in Philadelphia have…