S04 E01: African American Genealogy: Getting Your Mind and Spirit Right Prep for Enslaved Ancestor Research

In African American genealogy, enslaved ancestor research is as challenging as it is rewarding. Unraveling a paper trail can be a herculean task all its own. However, there is an area of research preparation that isn’t widely discussed: the mental preparation required to engage in this kind of ancestral research.

Researching enslaved ancestry can take its toll mentally and spiritually. In this first episode of Season 4 – we’ll talk you through ways you can mentally and spiritually prepare yourself for ultimately rewarding research that will reveal painful as well as poignant moments.

Genealogy Adventures Live! Book Club

In this episode, we also launched our Genealogy Adventures Book Club.

The first book for you to read is:

The House of Bondage, or, Charlotte Brooks and Other Slaves, Original and Life Like, As They Appeared in Their Old Plantation and City Slave Life; Together with Pen-Pictures of the Peculiar Institution, with Sights and Insights into Their New Relations as Freedmen, Freemen, and Citizens by Octavia V. Rogers Albert (New York: Hunt & Eaton, 1890)

This book is free to read & download online via https://archive.org/details/housebondageorc00mallgoog?

We’ll be discussing this book on the show on Sunday, 24 January 2021.


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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