Genealogy Adventures

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…

Using Google Books In Your Genealogy Research

Lisa Lisson demonstrates how you can find thousands of free family history books at Google Books.…

GA Live Special: Jewish Genealogy 101 with Rachel Silverman

While Season 3 of Genealogy Adventures starts in September, we have a few special episodes in…

Finding Your Black American Ancestors Part 1: From 1940 to 1870

This 1st video in a 3 part series steps you you through tracing your ancestry back…