Genealogy Adventures

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…

S04 E01: Getting Your Mind and Spirit Right Prep for Enslaved Research

Researching enslaved ancestors is as challenging as it is rewarding. Unraveling a paper trail can be…

Case Study: Researching Enslaved People Taken or Sold Downriver

The case I am working on couldn’t be more different. It involves the multiple movements of…

Using Slave Lists in Your Enslaved Ancestors Research

When it comes to researching enslaved people, finding the slavery-related documents they may appear in is…

Butler Island Plantation Overseer’s Reports (1803-1820)

The 1803-1820 Butler Island Overseer Reports that were sent to Maj. Pierce Butler in Philadelphia have…

From Paper to People’s Podcast: Episode 308 – Brian Sheffey & Changes at AncestryDNA

Carolynn and Brian spend a significant amount of time discussing how Ancestry's planned removal of DNA…