Genealogy Adventures

GA S03 E02: Gullah Geechee Genealogy with Althea Sumpter

In this episode, we spoke with researcher Althea Sumpter, who comes from the Gullah community in…

In search of Thomas “The Immigrant” Futrell’s (Northampton County, NC) English ancestors

It’s fair to say that some of my ancestral families haven given me grey hairs when…

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…

GA Live S01 E03: Freedmen’s Bureau Work Contracts

Freedmen Bureau records are a critical resource for African American genealogical research. It would have been…

Newspapers.com, Boolean search strings, and finding lost post Civil War ancestral lines

I always enjoy genealogy research conference calls with my Edgefield-connected cousins Donya, Sheila, and Loretta. They…

Endogamy on the plantation

**updated 20 December 2017** Today I am going to spend a little time discussing endogamy -the…

Endogamy: Or how an entire county can be related

Wikipedia defines endogamy as: …the practice of marrying within a specific social group, class or ethnic…

From Northampton County, NC to Roberts Settlement, Indiana: the hidden history of fpoc

Timing seems to be everything when it comes to genealogy. You can search and search for…

Genetic genealogy, DNA triangulation, and the search for my missing Futrell ancestor

When it comes to my genealogy adventures, more often than not, I feel like Sherlock Holmes…

Amy Roan of Halifax, North Carolina: a mystery with some answers

Last Wills and Testaments are an essential part of my ‘go to’ tool kit when researching…