S02 E08: African American Genealogy Research with Bernice Bennett

Join Brian and Donya as we welcome a special guest, Bernice Bennett, to kick off our…

S01 E09: Enslaved Ancestors Research Strategies: Pushing beyond the 1870 Census to Find Your Enslaved Ancestors

This episode provides you with tried and tested enslaved ancestors research strategies for pushing beyond the…

The Moses Williams Project in the news: San Diego Free Press

Donya Williams, the four-times great-granddaughter of a man named Moses Williams, asked me if I would…

The Moses Williams Family Tree Project: Update #1

The project team has already struck gold. We have traced a handful of the enslaved people’s…

A peculiar inheritance: slavery and the case for reparations in the US

The draft journal paper below was produced in answer to a general call for papers on…

Jemimah Sheffey – figuring out family relationships via census records

Sometimes, unexplained inspirations are sometimes the sources of great breakthroughs. If I’ve learned anything through this…

My first African ancestor discovered

When it comes to African American genealogy, finding an African ancestor seems like a pipe-dream. It’s…