Genealogy Adventures

Using the right DNA testing tool to answer the right ancestry question

UPDATE: 25 June 2014. My ancestry.com DNA results are in. You can read about the results…

How well do DNA testing services’ analytical tools handle DNA matches for highly admixed people?

It is fair to say the online genealogy community has been set alight with the launch…

The Sheila Hightower Allen DNA Memorial Fund

  On January 30, 2018 family and friends were shocked with the devastating news of the…

Endogamy on the plantation

**updated 20 December 2017** Today I am going to spend a little time discussing endogamy -the…

Endogamy: Or how an entire county can be related

Wikipedia defines endogamy as: …the practice of marrying within a specific social group, class or ethnic…

Genetic genealogy, DNA triangulation, and the search for my missing Futrell ancestor

When it comes to my genealogy adventures, more often than not, I feel like Sherlock Holmes…

Discovering Pocahontas: A family surprise

I never get tired of saying that it’s been the women in my family tree who…

Another paternal brick wall smashed: Margaret Clark(Wythe, Virginia)

Hot on the trail of discovering the most likely paternity for one of my paternal 2x…

Genetic Genealogy & Endogamy: Identifying the father of Cornelius White using DNA Triangulation

The paternity of my 2x great grandfather, Cornelius White, has been a mystery ever since I…

DNA.land’s DNA analysis tool’s major improvement

Ok, so I’m known for having picked apart quite a few online DNA analysis tools and…