S01 E12: The Beyond Kin Project Has Revolutionized Enslaved African American Genealogy Research

Genealogists who descend from slaveholders (SHs) are uniquely positioned to revolutionize genealogy for African American genealogists who need slaveholder records to document the lives and existence of their ancestors who were Enslaved People (EPs). The way African American genealogists can use these records has just been transformed by the Beyond Kin Project Method. The Beyond Kin Project has revolutionized Enslaved African American genealogy research – providing an essential new enslaved genealogy research tool to support African American genealogy research strategies.

Donna Cox Baker and Martin Brennan from the Beyond Kin Project joined us for the last show of the season to take about this incredible research strategy and project.

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.

Beyond Kin Links:

Web: https://beyondkin.org

Facebook Group:

Facebook Page:

To see how Genealogy Adventures uses the Beyond Kind methodology, you can read the following articles:

1. Why diversity matters for online genealogy service providers via https://genealogyadventures.net/2017/04/25/why-diversity-matters-for-online-genealogy-service-providers

2. 1845 Will of Col. William Bolling (1777-1845), Goochland County, Virginia via https://genealogyadventures.net/2018/06/23/1845-will-of-col-william-bolling-1777-1845-goochland-county-virginia/

We are available for your genealogy research project!

Whether you’re new to genealogy, don’t have the time to pursue your own research, or have a stubborn brick wall you just can’t break through: you can hire one of our experienced research team who will happily work with you to achieve your genealogy research goals. As the first Black-owned genealogy research company, our African American genealogists excel at African American genealogy! As African Americans with caucasian ancestors – our genealogists are just as experienced in researching European-descended American ancestry.

The short video below covers what we do and how we do it:

How to contact us

For more information about our genealogy research services, our contact form, and our research service contact, please visit: https://genealogyadventures.net/research

One thought on “S01 E12: The Beyond Kin Project Has Revolutionized Enslaved African American Genealogy Research

  1. Great episode, thanks to you all!!
    The idea behind it could also be expanded to other Diasporas. It seems that concocting a paper trail is so helpful in linking DNA connections.
    I am thinking that similar methodologies could be applied to eg, Irish Famine refugees, British Home Children throughout the Empire, USA Orphan Train Children, the massive WWII DP project still run by the Red Cross for 60+ years now, up to the current estimated 68 1/2 million forcibly displaced (internally & externally) people (UN figures June 2018).
    Many of the modern refugees still flee with their families in arms & only the rags on their backs…

    It may be a grand dream, but we genealogists think BIG & are FULL OF HOPE!!
    PS — LOVE Brian’s melodious accent!! Where does it come from??

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