GA Live S01 E12: Meet the Beyond Kin Project

Episode 12: Meet the Beyond Kin Project We were SO excited to have Donna Cox Baker…

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

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

GA Live S01 E09: Pushing beyond the 1870 Census to find your enslaved ancestors

You’ve made it to the 1870 U.S. Federal Census…and now you have no idea of what…

Me, Virginia Historical Society’s ‘Unknown No Longer’ website…and a question answered

There is a growing wealth of information regarding enslaved people (EPs) in America for genealogists who…

GA Live S01 E07: Critical Thinking & Genealogy Research

Genealogical research is filled with mysteries, conundrums, conflicting information, and dubious claims…which needs solving in some…

Genealogy Adventures Live S01 E07: Critical Thinking (Sunday, 3 June 2018 @4pm EST)

Genealogical research is filled with mysteries, conundrums, conflicting information, and dubious claims…which needs solving in some…

GA Live S01 E06: Ancestral Naming Conventions & Smashing Genealogy Brick Walls

There are times when we only have an ancestor’s name to work with in the coyrse…

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…

Using military draft cards to find your kin during the post US Civil War migration periods

My Old Ninety-Six, South Carolina family was significantly impacted by three pulses of post 1865 migrations…