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…

Ghosts in the DNA: The lost diversity of early colonial Virginia

Nestled along the James River, Varina is a remote and quiet part of Virginia. Its vast…

This story has barely been told: Diversity, Multiculturalism & Africans in pre-British colonial America

A few weeks ago I had the pleasure of speaking with Stuart, a member of a…

Visiting Monticello

I had the opportunity to visit Monticello the other day. Considering my recent trip where I…

Why diversity matters for online genealogy service providers

Diversity. It’s a word that packs one heck of a punch. It has the power to…

Ethnic diversity and the politicization of genealogy in America

Social media channels, and Facebook in particular, have been a huge boon for a new generation…

A peculiar inheritance: slavery and the case for reparations in the US

The draft journal paper below was produced in answer to a general call for papers on…

1667: The year America was divided by race

Genealogical research has sent me down an American history rabbit hole once again. I don’t mind.…

Connecting Americans to one another – and the world – through genealogy

OpEd A few of you may have noticed that the Genealogy Adventures | DNA Adventures tagline…

Can we really make assumptions about African American DNA admixtures?

I caught up  with some of the geneticist team who were going to be a part…