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GA S03 E02: Gullah Geechee Genealogy with Althea Sumpter - In this episode, we spoke with researcher Althea Sumpter, who comes from the Gullah community in South Carolina about some of the basics when it comes to researching Gullah Geechee ancestry.

We spend some time discussing Gullah culture and history. We also touch on Gullah African admixtures - something to look out for in your DNA results. 

We also chat about names in your family tree that might indicate Gulla Geechee ancestry:

MALE NAMES
Assey
Balipho
Banjoe
Beay
Beoy
Bram 'Barbary born'
Cockcoose
Crack
Cudjoe 'Angola'
Cuff 'Coromantee'
Cuffee
Culley 'Kishee'
Cumin
Dago
Dembow
Dibbe 'new ... has his teeth filed'
Donas
Easom
Fodee 'Gold Coast'
Gamone
Gunnah 'country born'
Homady 
Hughky 'Coromantee'
Jobny
Ketch
Mallay 
Mambee 'Gold Coast'
Mamena
Manso 'Gambia'
Marmillo
Mingo
Mobe
Mollock
Musco Jack
Okree
Pherco
Pouta
Quacoe
Quammano
Quaow
Quash 'Coromantee'
Quaw
Rente 'Ebo'
Saffran
Sambo
Sandico 'new'
Sango
Saundy
Sawney
Serrah 'Mandingo'
Shampee
Sirrah 'Guiney'
Sogo
Stepney
Tokey 'Angola'
Tomboe 'new'
Wabee 'Mandingo'
Whan
Wolly 'Gambia'
Yanke
Yanki
Zick
Zocky
Zoun

FEMALE NAMES
Aba
Abey
Affey
Agua
Arrah
Banaba
Binah 'country born'
Body
Camba
Dye
Eley
Embro
Fantame 
Fortimer
Juba
Juda
Mabia
Mamado 
Mawdlong
Minda
Nea
Rino
Rynah
Sack
Sibby
Tinah
Teina
Windy

RESOURCES
Althea Sumpter:
http://altheasumpter.com/index.html

Afrigeneas: 
http://www.afrigeneas.com 

Glynn County Genealogy (for Weeping Time research):
http://www.glynngen.com/enslavement/butler.htm

Lowcountry Africana:
http://www.lowcountryafricana.com

Lowcountry Digital Library: 
http://lowcountrydigital.library.cofc.edu 

The Weeping Time Descendants:
(A closed research group. This is strictly a group for people who are actively researching this community of enslaved people)
https://www.facebook.com/groups/460217554789067

They Had Names:
https://theyhadnames.net

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GA S03 E02: Gullah Geechee Genealogy with Althea Sumpter

In this episode, we spoke with researcher Althea S...

GA S03 E01:Native American Genealogy with Chief Lonzado Langley (Euchee, SC) - In this episode, we spoke with Chief Lonzado Langley of the Euchee in South Carolina about some of the basics when it comes to researching Native American ancestry - with an emphasis on Native American ancestry in the southern coastal states. 

Chief Langley shares some important research resources. He also shares his own personal genealogical journey, which includes how he learned to carry on the oral tradition of remembering family lineages. 

He also reminds us that sometimes our ancestry is preserved in the very names our families used, as well as the names of the towns they founded.

GA S03 E01:Native American Genealogy with Chief Lonzado Langley (Euchee, SC)

In this episode, we spoke with Chief Lonzado Langl...

GA Live Special: Troubleshooting Your Jewish Genealogy - Please join Donya and Brian as we welcome our special guest, Rachel Silverman of Silverman Genealogy. 

Rachel covers:

Eastern European naming conventions - and this history behind this. Plus how to first names as a clue in your research;

Changing geo-political boundaries for Eastern European countries & Germany;

How surnames changed when Eastern European Jews began to emigrate from Europe;

The kinds of records available for Jewish genealogical research; and

A myriad of free resources available to use for your research.

And so much more!

Genealogists from different backgrounds can always learn about different research strategies from one another. Jewish genealogy has a myriad of challenges. The strategies, tips, and tricks Rachel will share will be of value to anyone who has groups of ancestors and kin who are difficult-to-impossible to research.

For more information about Rachel, please visit 
http://silvermangenealogy.com

RESOURCES CITED IN THIS EPISODE:

https://www.jewishgen.org/

https://JewisGen.org/Communities (JewishGen Communities Database, for when we're talking about moving borders)

http://yivo.org (YIVO Institute for Jewish Research)

http://cjh.org (Center for Jewish History, NYC)

http://LitvakSIG.org

http://JRI-Poland.org

FamilySearch.org (When we're talking about name changes, I'll mention good resources for accessing US naturalization papers)

http://JRI-Poland.orgrtrfoundation.org (Routes to Roots Foundation - when talking about changing borders/different countries & repositories owning documents related to a single town)

http://JRI-Poland.orgGesherGalicia.org (a SIG website, like LitvakSIG & JRI-Poland, covering areas in former Austrian Empire/modern day Poland & Ukraine)

Holocaust resources:

http://JRI-Poland.orgwww.its-arolsen.org/en/archives/ (International Tracing Service archives)

http://JRI-Poland.orgYadVashem.org

http://JRI-Poland.orgushmm.org (US Holocaust Memorial Museum)

http://JRI-Poland.orgmjhnyc.org (Museum of Jewish Heritage, A Living Memorial to the Holocaust)

For more information about Rachel, please visit 
http://silvermangenealogy.com

#JewishGenealogy #Ancestry #FamilyHistory #Genealogy

GA Live Special: Troubleshooting Your Jewish Genealogy

Please join Donya and Brian as we welcome our spec...

GA S02 E10: Black Secret Societies | Masons & Your Genealogy - Have you ever researched your family and found that they were a part of an organization that has been around for decades even centuries? Join Brian and Donya as we talk with Author James R. Morgan, III of the new book The Lost Empire: Black Freemasonry in the Old West. James helped me learn more about my uncle who was also a Mason. Come with your research questions.

GA S02 E10: Black Secret Societies | Masons & Your Genealogy

Have you ever researched your family and found tha...

GA S02 E09: Genealogy Research Strategies with Natonne Kemp - Join Brian and Donya as we talk with Genealogist and Author Natonne Kemp. 

We will discuss strategies in genealogy research, especially during the 1890s, as well as her book "There is something About Edgefield: Shining a Light  on the Black Community through History, Genealogy & Genetic DNA" co-authored with the late E. Gail Bush. Bring your tea and questions.

GA S02 E09: Genealogy Research Strategies with Natonne Kemp

Join Brian and Donya as we talk with Genealogist a...

GA S02 E08: An Intro to Louisiana Genealogy - Join Brian & Donya this week when we'll be chatting about some of the unique complexities of Louisiana genealogy research with our special guest: Phebe Hayes.

See you on Sunday, 17 Feb 2019 at 4pm EST - live on Facebook via https://www.facebook.com/genealogyadventuresusa/

#genealogy #ancestry #Louisiana

GA S02 E08: An Intro to Louisiana Genealogy

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GA S02 E07: Black Genealogy with Bernice Bennett - Join Brian and Donya as we welcome a special guest, Bernice Bennett, to kick off our Black History month broadcast series.

Ms. Bennett is a genealogist, author, producer, and host of the popular Research at the National Archives and Beyond! BlogTalkRadio show. Her guests include nationally recognized historians, genealogist, book authors, and family researchers.

Ms. Bennett is also the recipient of the first Ida B. Wells Service Award from the Sons and Daughters of the U.S. Middle Passages for her dedication to broadcast the stories about enslaved and indentured ancestors of African descent.

Join us on Sunday, 3 February 2019 at 4 pm right here on Facebook.

#genealogy #ancestry #familyhistory #pocgenealogy #blackgenealogy #blackhistorymonth #blackhistory

GA S02 E07: Black Genealogy with Bernice Bennett

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GA S02 E06: Why Genealogy Sources & Citations Matter - Join Donya and Brian tomorrow as they discuss the importance of adding sources and citations to the people on your family tree.

Right here on the Genealogy Adventures Show

GA S02 E06: Why Genealogy Sources & Citations Matter

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GA S02 E05: Answering Your Top Genealogy Questions - In this episode, we answered the top genealogy research questions from our audience and fans.

GA S02 E05: Answering Your Top Genealogy Questions

In this episode, we answered the top genealogy res...

GA S02 E04: Documenting Your Genealogy Research - This week we will discuss how to document your research. People don't just use three ring binders anymore. The information is now place on the world wide web so all can see it. We are going to go in depth about writing a blog and book to keep your research handy and helpful for years to come.

GA S02 E04: Documenting Your Genealogy Research

This week we will discuss how to document your res...

GA S02 E03: Sharon Morgan (Our Black Ancestry) - Join us on Sunday, 18 November 2018 at 4 pm EST with our special guest, Sharon Morgan, from the popular and respected Facebook genealogy research community Our Black Ancestry (OBA).

The Our Black Ancestry Foundation is a non-profit organization dedicated to providing resources for African American genealogical research, preserving historic materials and properties, and promoting the healing of wounds that are the legacy of slavery. Its primary activity is the sponsorship of its Our Black Ancestry (OBA) website and member portal.

Join us right here on the day on Genealogy Adventures' Facebook Page. See you then!

For more info about OBA, please visit their website: https://ourblackancestry.com

GA S02 E03: Sharon Morgan (Our Black Ancestry)

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GA S02 E02: Researching Your Female Ancestors - Female ancestors are always hard to find. Once they get married and you don't know the family they marry into they disappear into the ether. Today we discuss and give tips on how to find those hard to find female ancestors

GA S02 E02: Researching Your Female Ancestors

Female ancestors are always hard to find. Once the...

GA S02 E01: Georgetown University 272 (GU272) Project - Season 2 kicks off strong with our special guest, Karran Harper Royal, from the GU272 Project.

The GU272 Descendants Association is dedicated to preserving the memory, commemorating the lives, restoring the honor, and tracing the descendants of the 272 enslaved people sold by the Jesuit priests of Georgetown University in 1838.

GA S02 E01: Georgetown University 272 (GU272) Project

Season 2 kicks off strong with our special guest, ...

GA S01 E12: The Beyond Kin Project: - Uniting the descendants of the enslaved and their enslavers.

We are SO excited to have Donna Cox Baker and Martin Brennan from the Beyond Kin Project in the house for our last show of the season.

Genealogists who descend from slaveholders (SHs) are uniquely positioned to revolutionize genealogy for their African American colleagues who are seeking records for their ancestors who were Enslaved People (EPs).

Beyond Kin has developed a highly effective way of documenting EPs, linking them to the families of their SHs, using existing genealogy software and online family tree services like FamilySearch and Ancestry. The project has also developed a respectful and supportive online community space where descendants of SHs and EPs can meet, share vital research information, and collaborate.

This show will be too important to miss. Please feel free to share this post with your favorite genealogy groups

Genealogy Adventures Live will be taking a break in September. But don't worry...we'll be back in October!

We look forward to your questions!

GA S01 E12: The Beyond Kin Project:

Uniting the descendants of the enslaved and their ...

GA S01 E11:  International African American Museum (IAAM, SC) - This Sunday we spoke with Toni Carrier and Robin Foster about the new International African American Museum coming in 2020 in Charleston, South Carolina.

We have a lot of question about what is going to make this a unique and compelling place to visit and make sure you come with your questions too. See you on August 5th at 4pm EST. on https://www.facebook.com/genealogyadventuresusa/

GA S01 E11: International African American Museum (IAAM, SC)

This Sunday we spoke with Toni Carrier and Robin F...

GA Live S01 E11: Meet the IAAM (International African American Museum)

Excitement is brewing!!! Join us this Sunday as we talk with Toni Carrier and Robin Foster about the new International African American Museum coming in 2020 in Charleston, South Carolina.

We have a lot of question about what is going to make this a unique and compelling place to visit and make sure you come with your questions too. See you on August 5th at 4pm EST. on https://www.facebook.com/genealogyadventuresusa/

GA Live S01 E11: Meet the IAAM (International Afri...

GA S01 E10: Why Changing State & County Boundary Lines Matter - Researcher Sheila Hightower-Allen used to always say, "Donya you need to learn your postal lines," and my response would always be, "But I don't wanna learn my postal lines." Then Brian made me write another chapter explaining how Edgefield came to pass so yeah... I learned my postal lines. This week show let's talk about why we can't find our family in certain areas. 

Join Brian, Donya and our special co-host and the fourth addition to the Sheila Hightower Allen DNA Memorial Loretta Bellamy as we share our experience and why it is important to learn the boundaries of the area you are researching.

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

Researcher Sheila Hightower-Allen used to always s...

GA S01 E08: Genealogy & the Importance of Critical Thinking - Genealogical research is filled with mysteries, conundrums, conflicting information, and dubious claims...which needs solving in some way shape or form to reach a resolution and the truth. Critical thinking is an essential tool/skill every serious genealogist and family historian ought to use in the course of his or her research.
So what is critical thinking?

Criticalthinking.org  says that critical thinking is:

“...that mode of thinking — about any subject, content, or problem — in which the thinker improves the quality of his or her thinking by skillfully analyzing, assessing, and reconstructing it [thinking about how you think]. Critical thinking is self-directed, self-disciplined, self-monitored, and self-corrective thinking. It entails effective communication and problem-solving abilities, as well as a commitment to overcome our native egocentrism [not making everything about us or our viewpoint] and sociocentrism [a tendency to assume the superiority or rightness of one's own social group]."

A well-cultivated critical thinker:
• Raises vital questions and problems, formulating them clearly and precisely
• Gathers and assesses relevant information, using abstract ideas to interpret it effectively
• Comes to well-reasoned conclusions and solutions, testing them against relevant criteria and standards
• Thinks openmindedly within alternative systems of thought, recognizing and assessing, as needs be, their assumptions, implications, and practical consequences
• Communicates effectively with others in figuring out solutions to complex problems

Join Donya and Brian as they chat about how critical thinking is embedded in their genealogical research...And the amazing successes they've had piecing lost branches of their family via this essential skill.

See you Sunday, 3 Jun 2018 at 4 pm EST for Genealogy Adventures Live!

GA S01 E08: Genealogy & the Importance of Critical Thinking

Genealogical research is filled with mysteries, co...

GA S01 E06: Unlocking Genealogy Leads Through Naming Conventions - Have you ever wondered how a person got their name? How about why there are so many Augustus, Carrie, Janie, and Alphonso in one family? With women in particular, if you only have a first name to go by, her first name can be a vital clue to her family connection. 

On our next episode of the Genealogy Adventures Show, they will explain their version of why this is and how they use it to their advantage to find family members.

GA S01 E06: Unlocking Genealogy Leads Through Naming Conventions

Have you ever wondered how a person got their name...

GA S01 E04: First Contact With DNA Cousins Of A Different Race/Ethnicity - GA S01 E04: First Contact With DNA Cousins Of A Different Race/Ethnicity

Genetic Genealogy continues to reveal lost genealogical connections. Sometimes, a DNA test will rveal that we have DNA cousins from a different ethnicity and culture from our own. It can be a daunting prospect to reach out and contact a DNA cousin from a different ethnciity or culture from our own. 

In this episode we provide suggestions on how to make this a positive and rewarding experience. We also cover some basic etiquette - as wel as ways you can structure an email or a message that will (hopefully!) improve your chances of receiving a reply.

GA S01 E04: First Contact With DNA Cousins Of A Different Race/Ethnicity

GA S01 E04: First Contact With DNA Cousins Of A Di...

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