Genealogy Adventures

Finding Maj. Pierce Butler’s enslaved people who left Georgia with the British in 1815

When the British finally arrived in Georgia in 1815, during the War of 1812, they did…

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…

GA Live S02 E10: Special Guest Natonne Kemp (Author, Historian & Genealogist)

Join Brian and Donya as we talk with Genealogist and Author Natonne Kemp. We will discuss…

GA Live S02 E08: Special Guest Bernice Bennett

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

The 1898 Phoenix Riot: Essex Harrison, Eliza Goode, and South Carolina’s black voter suppression

The current reports of black voter suppression in North Carolina, Georgia, and Florida have made me…

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 S01 E11: Meet the IAAM’s Family Research Center Team

We had another powerful & amazing show this Sunday. We had a great time chatting with…

GA Live S01 E08: Sheila Hightower-Allen DNA Memorial Fund & Howard University

Check out our recent broadcast about our groundbreaking project with Howard University’s Biology & Genomics Dept.…

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…

Emancipation celebrations in early 20th Century South Carolina

I always seem to find startling historical snippets involving my family on Newspapers.com while searching for…