Genealogy Adventures

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…

From Paper to People’s Podcast: Episode 308 – Brian Sheffey & Changes at AncestryDNA

Carolynn and Brian spend a significant amount of time discussing how Ancestry's planned removal of DNA…

Roberta Estes: Plea to Ancestry – Rethink Match Purge Due to Deleterious Effect on African American Genealogists

Respected genealogist and scientist Roberta Estes understands how damaging Ancestry DNA’s proposed changes to its matching…

S03 E29: Researching Enslaved Ancestors in the Northern Colonies with Ric Murphy

Award-winning author Ric Murphy joins us to talk about researching his enslaved in the northern States.…

S03 E28: African American Genealogical Research with LaBrenda Garrett-Nelson

Author, Teacher, Lecturer, Certified Genealogist, LaBrenda Garrett-Nelson, talks about her many years of researching African-Ancestored Families…

S03 E26: The Trials & Tribulations of an Intermediate Genealogist + Multi-Ethnic Research

Special guest Tiffany Huntsman discusses her journey from being a newbie genealogical research to becoming an…

S03 E24: Researching Enslaved Ancestors Who Were Sold or Taken Into the Deep South

In this episode, writer & researcher Eunice Buffington shares her experience in researching her ancestors who…