Genealogy Adventures

James Zachariah Mitchell Sheffey [Mitchell Sheffey] family tree

Wythe County, Virginia You can view this full screen by clicking the full screen options (the…

What’s in a maiden name? When cousins marry

In my previous post I covered the importance of accurately recording maiden names.  And this post…

Recording names: Maiden names

One of the common challenges I come across in my family history research has to do…

Travels down the female line: de Berthelot / Bartelott / Barrtelott / Bartellot de Stopham family

Note dated 27/11/2013: An important update about Elizabeth Bartelott can be found here: “When the Genealogy…

Newman Brockenbrough Roane: a historic & unconventional divorce in 19th Century Virginia

The Sheffey and Roane families have been peppered with more than a few unconventional individuals. Both…

Daniel Sheffey (1770 – 1830): US Congressman

Daniel Sheffey was a Representative from Virginia; born in Frederick, Frederick County, MD. in 1770. He…

Family stories: Daniel Sheffey (1884 – 1968)

This family history was sent to me by Toni, a cousin through marriage. It is an…

The Sheffey Family Tree Part 2: Godfrey Taylor Sheffey

This family tree is an example of one of the “orphan” branches I’ve been trying to…

The Roane Family Tree: Virginia

I’m posting the Roane Family Tree for the African American side of the family. I would…

The Turner Family Tree: Maryland

I’m posting the Turner Family Tree for the African American side of the family.  I would…