Genealogy Adventures

The House Judiciary Committee Hearing’s session on Reparations (H.R. 40 and the Path to Restorative Justice) [live video & on-demand video]

Washington, D.C. – On June 19th at 10:00 a.m., the House Judiciary Subcommittee on the Constitution,…

Genealogy Adventures Special: The First Africans of Virginia with special guest Kathryn Knight

For more information about Kathryn Knight’s books, please see the links at the bottom of this…

Robert E Lee, slavery, and 1859: The Spring of his Discontent

8,487 words | Read time: 20 minutes Gen. Robert E. Lee and confederate statues are back…

GA Live S02 E11: special guest James R. Morgan III (Black Freemasonry)

Have you ever researched your family and found that they were a part of an organization…

GA Live S02 E10: Special Guest Natonne Kemp (Author, Historian & Genealogist)

Join Brian and Donya as we talk with Genealogist and Author Natonne Kemp. We will discuss…

GA Live S02 E09: Special Guest Phebe Hayes (Louisiana genealogy & history)

Join Brian & Donya as we chat about some of the unique complexities of Louisiana genealogy…

GA Live S02 E08: Special Guest Bernice Bennett

Join Brian and Donya as we welcome a special guest, Bernice Bennett, to kick off our…

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…