Genealogy Adventures

Grappling with Old Fake News in Genealogy Research

Anyone with a nodding familiarity of national elections from 2016 to today in western societies is…

S04 E19: An Interview with Edward Ball, author of “Slaves in the Family”

Award-winning author – as well as former journalist & lecturer – Edward Ball joined the show…

Researching Poorly Documented Ancestors: Harriet Roberts (Northampton County, NC)

The case I am working on couldn’t be more different. It involves the multiple movements of…

Using the Beyond Kin Methodology for Poorly Documented FPOC & Homesteading Ancestors

The Beyond Kin Project (https://beyondkin.org), developed by genealogy colleagues Donna Cox Baker and Frazine K. Taylor,…

S04 E03 Genealogy @ National Museum of African American History & Culture Library with Hollis Gentry

We were so pleased and excited to have Hollis L Gentry join us on the show…

S04 E02: The Slave Voyages Project with Dr. Nafees M. Khan

The Trans-Atlantic and Intra-American slave trade databases are the culmination of several decades of independent and…

S04 E01: Getting Your Mind and Spirit Right Prep for Enslaved Research

Researching enslaved ancestors is as challenging as it is rewarding. Unraveling a paper trail can be…

Case Study: Researching Enslaved People Taken or Sold Downriver

The case I am working on couldn’t be more different. It involves the multiple movements of…

Using Slave Lists in Your Enslaved Ancestors Research

When it comes to researching enslaved people, finding the slavery-related documents they may appear in is…

Butler Island Plantation Overseer’s Reports (1803-1820)

The 1803-1820 Butler Island Overseer Reports that were sent to Maj. Pierce Butler in Philadelphia have…