Genealogy Adventures

Descendants of Peter Peterson of Edgefield County, South Carolina

Updated family tree. Family Tree Key: This family tree is arranged by generations. The numbers that…

Descendants of Edward “Ned” Holloway of Edgefield County, South Carolina

Updated tree. Family Tree Key: This family tree is arranged by generations. The numbers that appear…

Descendants of David K Harling (Harlan) of Edgefield County, South Carolina

Updating the various family trees I posted a few years ago has been a long overdue…

Ancestry DNA’s genetic genealogy tools are failing to deliver

Ancestry.com’s DNA Circles. Like many others, I’m still grappling with this one. Boiled down, a DNA…

When ancestral documentation trumps belief: The Harling-Harlan-Harland family

This post could almost be a companion piece to my post When the genealogy mistakes of…

The indenture of former slaves in the early Reconstruction Era

I have been blessed to have found a wealth of American and European family history information…

An exciting discovery: Lewis Matthews/Mathis (Edgefield, SC)

There are times when the cosmos seems to open wide and drops a family history nugget…

Passing for white: ancestors who jumped the colour line

It’s that time in the university academic calendar where my schedule has been hijacked by a…

A tale of two Emily Petersons (Edgefield County, SC)

This is a classic example of a genealogy conundrum I’m faced with.  I’m searching for more…

A 1920s Diaspora

One of my abilities, something I have developed during the course of my professional life is…