Genealogy Adventures

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…

DNA Results Part 2: The wild journey of my mtDNA

If my Y-DNA results (the DNA passed from father to son(s)) presented a few surprises, my…

Digging deeper with Census Records: Part 4

Recognising family groups As mentioned previously ( Post: What’s in a maiden name), marriage records are…

A tale of two Emily Petersons (Edgefield County, SC)

This is a classic example of a genealogy conundrum I’m faced with.  I’m searching for more…

Genealogy challenges: Part 1 – General overview

The vast majority of my posts have been about successes in tracing my ancestors and their…

A 1920s Diaspora

One of my abilities, something I have developed during the course of my professional life is…