Genealogy Adventures

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…

The Roanes & The Sheffey: 2 prominent Virginian families

Publications like The William and Mary Quarterly offer brilliant insights into the prominent families of Virginia. …

A 1920s Diaspora

One of my abilities, something I have developed during the course of my professional life is…

Genealogy adventures: sifting family facts from myth

One of the earliest myths around the Sheffey name that I can remember is that the…