Genealogy Adventures

Researching archaic royal English appointments: John Roane: Sergeant of the Scullery

Following on from yesterday’s post about Anthony Roane, the Under Auditor of the Exchequer to Elizabeth…

Researching archaic royal English appointments: Anthony Roane: Under Auditor of the Exchequer

In yesterday’s post, I cited some archaic and, let’s face it, unusual sounding job titles for…

The Roanes of Middlesex & Surrey, England: Pushing their story back 136 years!

When it comes to genealogy, fate is a mercurial and funny thing indeed. I’ve spent years…

When the genealogy mistakes of others leads you astray: Elizabeth Bartellot

Early on in my genealogy adventures, I came across Elizabeth Bartelott – born 3 October 1669…

DNA stories: The Craig Cobb experience

There’s a video doing the rounds online…one that looks set to go viral if those YouTube…

An exciting discovery: Lewis Matthews/Mathis (Edgefield, SC)

There are times when the cosmos seems to open wide and drops a family history nugget…

Mapping my maternal mtDNA and paternal Y-DNA

Well, the results of my Dad’s mtDNA (his maternal mtDNA) test came through a short while…

Free blacks in Virginia: The Giddings / Giddens family of Northampton County, VA

When I stumbled across the marriage certificate for Louis Roane (1848 – 1912, Gloucester County, VA)…

Getting closer to the ancestors: Marriage Certificates

There are times when serendipity serves up a little something that’s extra special. An old marriage…

Peter Scheffe update (Herschberg, Germany)

This post is an update on my original post “Hitting the brick wall: Peter Schultheiss Scheffe…