Genealogy Adventures

DNA Adventures: Me and my mum’s mtDNA – Range 16024 to 16383

We’re still at the mid-way point. In this article, I will be posting about another range…

DNA Adventures: Me and my mum’s mtDNA – Range 16051 to 16519

In this article, I will be posting about another range sequence for my mum’s mtDNA. You…

DNA Adventures: Me and my mum’s mtDNA – Range 16024 to 16519

In this article, I will be posting about another range sequence for my mum’s mtDNA. You…

DNA Adventures: Me and my mum’s mtDNA – Range 16090 to 16519

In this article, I will be posting about another range sequence for my mum’s mtDNA. You…

The Sheila Hightower Allen DNA Memorial Fund

  On January 30, 2018 family and friends were shocked with the devastating news of the…

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…

Endogamy on the plantation

**updated 20 December 2017** Today I am going to spend a little time discussing endogamy -the…

Endogamy: Or how an entire county can be related

Wikipedia defines endogamy as: …the practice of marrying within a specific social group, class or ethnic…

John Yeldell (aka Rev. Elijah Flemon): A 19th Century black political activist

Born in Edgefield, SC at the end of slavery, John would go on to become a…

When black and white DNA cousins meet online: A tale of two very different experiences

Genealogy is an adventure. There is no two ways about it. The adventure was something I…