Genealogy Adventures

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

Season 2 kicked off strong with our special guest, Karran Harper Royal, from the GU272 Descendants…

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…

GA Live: S01 E02: Working with your DNA test results

In our second episode, co-hosts (and cousins!) Brian Sheffey and Donya Williams talk about: * The…

MindSight Collective interview (UK)

I recently had the pleasure of being interviewed by the lovely Dionne Williams, host of the…

DNA Adventures: Me and my mum’s mtDNA – Putting it all together

This post wraps things up with my mum’s mtDNA. I will be sharing some take-away points…