Researching A Community of Enslaved People On A Plantation When All You Have Is Their First Name

It is easy to think professional genealogists have all the research answers. However, we get stuck…

S05 E19: The Fugitive Slave Advertisements Database with Dr. Shaun Wallace

Tonya Hopkins, the Food Griot joins the show to talk about why African American food has…

S05 E14: Researching the Children of Breeders

ancestors, using the tools and methods provided on the site.

S05 E13: Sold Downriver – Using U.S. Slave Ship Manifests & Records in Your Research

ancestors, using the tools and methods provided on the site.

S05 E11: Finding Lost Enslaved Family: Freedmen’s Newspaper Adverts with Prof. Judith Giesberg

ancestors, using the tools and methods provided on the site.

SS04 E39: Book Club – Resistance on a Georgia Plantation 1839-8 (Fanny Kemble, 1863)

In this episode, Susan Anderson shares her considerable knowledge about how The Gold Rush Era marked…

S04 E33 How Did Formerly Enslaved Families Choose Their Surnames?

In this episode, Susan Anderson shares her considerable knowledge about how The Gold Rush Era marked…

Grappling with Old Fake News in Genealogy Research

Anyone with a nodding familiarity of national elections from 2016 to today in western societies is…

From Enslavement to Freedom: The Saga Of Butler Island Plantation

We welcomed Maj. Charles Williams (aka Trooper Charles Williams) to the show to enlighten us about…

S04 E02: The Slave Voyages Project with Dr. Nafees M. Khan

The Trans-Atlantic and Intra-American slave trade databases are the culmination of several decades of independent and…