Genealogy Adventures

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 Each Other – and the World – Through Genealogy

A few of you may have noticed that the Genealogy Adventures | DNA Adventures tagline recently changed. Our project has…

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…

Putting the ‘American’ into ‘African American’

Note: 29 Dec 2014. I’ve received a staggering number of requests to re-publish this old post…

The forgotten complexity & diversity of European genetic admixtures

In genealogy it’s always a good practice to re-visit the various records collected and compiled. The…

Finding the right DNA testing company for your requirements

This post is a follow on from yesterday’s post Can you really pinpoint DNA Ancestry in…