How well do DNA testing services’ analytical tools handle DNA matches for highly admixed people?

It is fair to say the online genealogy community has been set alight with the launch…

Confirming Jason Futrell of Rich Square, Northampton County, NC as my 4x great grandfather

The new suite of genealogical and DNA analytical tools from MyHeritage has literally knocked my ancestry…

Case Study Part 2: Attempting to break through Thomas “The Immigrant” Christian’s brick wall

This case study is a continuation from Research case study: My lost connection to Thomas “The…

Research case study: My lost connection to Thomas “The Immigrant” Christian of Charles City County, Virginia

If you have been a regular follower of my recent genealogy adventures, you will know the…

GA Live S02 E01: The GU272 Descendants Project

S02 Episode 1: Meet the GU272 Descendants Project Season 2 kicked off strong with our special…

Ghosts in the DNA: The lost diversity of early colonial Virginia

Nestled along the James River, Varina is a remote and quiet part of Virginia. Its vast…

GA Live S01 E08: Sheila Hightower-Allen DNA Memorial Fund & Howard University

Check out our recent broadcast about our groundbreaking project with Howard University’s Biology & Genomics Dept.…

Me, Virginia Historical Society’s ‘Unknown No Longer’ website…and a question answered

There is a growing wealth of information regarding enslaved people (EPs) in America for genealogists who…

GA Live S01 E05: Endogamy: the good, the bad, and the ugly

Donya and Brian’s family research broke Ancestry! The reason why has everything to do with endogamy.…

GA Live S01 E04: First contact with DNA cousins of a different race/ethnicity

So you’ve taken a DNA test….and discovered you have cousins who don’t look like you or…