Genealogy Adventures

Free webinar: Techniques for Integrating Documentary and Genetic Information in a Research Report

This lecture provides practical examples of reporting on, analyzing, correlating and integrating information from documentary and…

S03 E16: The Power of Reuniting Slavery-Disrupted Family Lines

In this episode, we chat recent discoveries that led to finding family members separated by slavery.…

Cracking genetic genealogy cold cases with incorrect AncestryDNA ThruLines

Happy New Year from the Genealogy Adventures team! My apologies for the lack of articles over…

S03 E08: Should descendants of enslaved Africans pay to access genealogical databases?

400 years of systemic identity erasure poses formidable challenges for the descendants of enslaved Africans in…

Using the right DNA testing tool to answer the right ancestry question

UPDATE: 25 June 2014. My ancestry.com DNA results are in. You can read about the results…

Genealogy Adventures: Our Everyday European, Native, and African-descended research resources (pdf)

This file was a handout for a presentation I gave at the Library of Virginia’s Family…

S03 E04: Reparational Genealogy with Carolynn Ni Lochlainn (on-demand streaming)

In this episode, we cover the topic of reparational genealogy with genealogist Carolynn Ni Lochlainn. Carolynn…

Adapting the Beyond Kin approach + cluster genealogy to research poorly documented ancestors

The enslavement of a third of my ancestors forced me to develop a skillset that would…

Speaking Engagement @ the Virginia Family History Day Conference (14 Sep 2019 | Richmond, VA)

I will have the pleasure of presenting at this conference. I will be discussing the intersection…

Case study: Creating a research strategy to find my lost connection to Maj. Pierce Butler’s enslaved people

There are times when the work of other genealogy researchers inspires you to undertake some deep…