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…

Finding Your Black American Ancestors Part 1: From 1940 to 1870

This 1st video in a 3 part series steps you you through tracing your ancestry 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…