Genealogy Adventures

50 Years a slave: Rachel Findley’s story continues to receive media coverage

Journalist Catherine Komp at Radio station 88.9 WCVE in Virginia, an NPR affiliate, did a short…

How to choose a tribe for a TV pilot based on my DNA

A few of my regular readers have been in touch to ask about my progress in…

How my gateway ancestors answered some major admixture questions

Regular followers of my posts will know that DNA testing has certainly answered a number of…

What’s the value of specialist historical archives – and why should we digitize them?

Back in December I had the pleasure of meeting up with Discover Roxbury (http://www.discoverroxbury.org )at an…

John Fairman Preston: A missionary’s life in Pinterest Pins

OK, so I was curious to see just how far I could push Pinterest as a…

A tale of two Scheffe/Sheffey families in America: Northern vs Southern customs

There are some definite benefits in tracing a family line from its earliest starting point down…

Clash of the titans: Ancestry.com vs FamilySearch.org. And the winner is…?

Ancestry.com and FamilySearch.org are both great online family history services. The main difference, of course, is…

Family history is history in microcosm: The Agné / Ankney Family

This past week has seen me (pleasantly) hijacked by some of the ladies in the Sheffey…

White & African American Ward – Sheffey family links in Speedwell, Wythe Co., VA

When researching my African American Sheffey family relations in Wythe County, VA, I’ve continued to find…

Family mystery: African American Wards of Wythe County, VA. (republished with an update)

Post updated 15 December 2013 update follows at the bottom of this post This is a…