Using military draft cards to find your kin during the post US Civil War migration periods

My Old Ninety-Six, South Carolina family was significantly impacted by three pulses of post 1865 migrations…

A peculiar inheritance: slavery and the case for reparations in the US

The draft journal paper below was produced in answer to a general call for papers on…

When family history turns into a ‘Game of Thrones’ episode

I’ve just finished the first phase of an enormous 3-day genealogy project: researching and compiling the family…

Finding lost branches through obituaries

I’m a pretty active member on a number of family genealogy Facebook groups. These groups continue…

The mystery of Henry West (1608-1647)

Genealogy requires rather a substantial amount of critical thinking and deductive reasoning. This is especially true…

Calling Edgefield, South Carolina-descended families for one of the biggest American Family reunions

The 2nd to 4th of September 2016 (Friday to Sunday) will see descendants from over 120 family…

Descendants of Drury Cook Matthews from Edgefield County, South Carolina

This update has been long, long, long overdue. Family Tree Key: This family tree is arranged…

Descendants of Peter Peterson of Edgefield County, South Carolina

Updated family tree. Family Tree Key: This family tree is arranged by generations. The numbers that…

Descendants of Edward “Ned” Holloway of Edgefield County, South Carolina

Updated tree. Family Tree Key: This family tree is arranged by generations. The numbers that appear…

The indenture of former slaves in the early Reconstruction Era

I have been blessed to have found a wealth of American and European family history information…