Genealogy Adventures

Researching African-American Ancestors: A Cheat Sheet – The Root

An article from The Root with tips for tracing black ancestors before emancipation: Article link: http://www.theroot.com/articles/history/2015/05/researching_african_american_ancestors_a_cheat_sheet.html

A Little-Known Government Genealogy Service that is a Family History Goldmine

I will be the first to raise my hand and admit I never thought about accessing…

Family bibles can unlock some great family history gems

Facebook kindly notified me that a distant cousin of mine, Henry J, had posted some items…

Top tip video: Using FTDNA Chromosome Browser raw data + MS Excel for your rearch

So you’ve transferred your raw autosomal DNA data from Ancestry or 23andme to Family Tree DNA…

The Folly of Using Small Segments as Proof in Genealogical Research, Part One

Just when I was on the verge of publishing a series of posts based on recent…

Finding the right DNA testing company for your requirements

This post is a follow on from yesterday’s post Can you really pinpoint DNA Ancestry in…

Google Books: a great genealogy & family history resource

I thought I’d throw Google Books a little kudos today – not that this online publishing…

Why anglicizing immigrant ancestors’ names isn’t such a good idea.

If you live in a country that has been a popular destination for immigrants around the…

Mapping my maternal mtDNA and paternal Y-DNA

Well, the results of my Dad’s mtDNA (his maternal mtDNA) test came through a short while…

Freedman’s Bank Records – an amazing research tool

For more information about Freedman’s Bank Records – and access them online, please visit FamilySearch.org: https://familysearch.org/learn/wiki/en/United_States_Freedman’s_Bank_Registers_1865-1874_(FamilySearch_Historical_Records)