S03 E21: Handling Sensitive Information as Genealogists Part 1

Handling sensitive information as genealogists is an important subject that isn’t publicly discussed as other aspects of genealogy. Insanity, incest, endogamy, marital affairs, natural-born children, abandonment, non-paternity events (NPEs), and murder are just some of the family secrets you may stumble across during your ancestral research. Do you add what you find to your tree? Or do you omit this information?

Our guests Hammad Settles Asad and Loretta Bellamy joined us to talk about how we handle volatile family history information.

Hammad and Loretta will join us again for Part 2 on Sunday, 26 April 2020 at 4PM EST. In Part 2, we will cover the subject of an ancestor’s ethnicity/race when s/he was unexpectedly a different ethnicity/race than the one a researcher identifies with. This includes people who descend from free people of color who changed their racial identity. Our conversation will also include adding the descendants of enslaved family members or adding an ancestor’s enslaving family to a researcher’s family tree.

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

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