Genealogy Adventures

GA Live S02 E09: Special Guest Phebe Hayes (Louisiana genealogy & history)

Join Brian & Donya as we chat about some of the unique complexities of Louisiana genealogy…

Case Study Part 2: Attempting to break through Thomas “The Immigrant” Christian’s brick wall

This case study is a continuation from Research case study: My lost connection to Thomas “The…

GA Live S02 E08: Special Guest Bernice Bennett

Join Brian and Donya as we welcome a special guest, Bernice Bennett, to kick off our…

Research case study: My lost connection to Thomas “The Immigrant” Christian of Charles City County, Virginia

If you have been a regular follower of my recent genealogy adventures, you will know the…

GA Live S02 E04: Lineage societies & poorly documented ancestors

Have you ever tried to join a Lineage or Heritage society just to be turned away…

Working with the 1773 and 1825 maps of Old Ninety Six, Edgefield, Abbeville, Newberry, and Barnwell, South Carolina

I have previously written about how maps can be an invaluable research tools in my  article…

GA Live S02 E03: Meet Sharon Morgan from Our Black Ancestry

In this episode, our special guest is Sharon Morgan from the popular and respected Facebook genealogy…

GA Live S02 E02: Researching your female ancestors

Female ancestors are notoriously difficult to find. Once they get married, and you don’t know the…

GA Live S01 E12: Meet the Beyond Kin Project

We were SO excited to have Donna Cox Baker and Martin Brennan from the Beyond Kin…

GA Live S01 E10: Why Changing State & County Boundary Lines Matter

In this episode, co-hosts Brian Sheffey and Donya Williams – and special guest Loretta Bellamy –…