Genealogy Adventures

Cracking genetic genealogy cold cases with incorrect AncestryDNA ThruLines

Happy New Year from the Genealogy Adventures team! My apologies for the lack of articles over…

S03 E07: Research Trees for Specific Genealogy Goals

Online family trees are created to meet different research needs and goals. Different kinds of family…

Genealogy Adventures: Our Everyday European, Native, and African-descended research resources (pdf)

This file was a handout for a presentation I gave at the Library of Virginia’s Family…

Adapting the Beyond Kin approach + cluster genealogy to research poorly documented ancestors

The enslavement of a third of my ancestors forced me to develop a skillset that would…

Using Google Books In Your Genealogy Research

Lisa Lisson demonstrates how you can find thousands of free family history books at Google Books.…

GA Live Special: Jewish Genealogy 101 with Rachel Silverman

While Season 3 of Genealogy Adventures starts in September, we have a few special episodes in…

In search of Thomas “The Immigrant” Futrell’s (Northampton County, NC) English ancestors

It’s fair to say that some of my ancestral families haven given me grey hairs when…

Confirming Jason Futrell of Rich Square, Northampton County, NC as my 4x great grandfather

The new suite of genealogical and DNA analytical tools from MyHeritage has literally knocked my ancestry…

Case Study Part 2: Attempting to break through Thomas “The Immigrant” Christian’s brick wall

This case study is a continuation from Research case study: My lost connection to Thomas “The…

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…