Genealogy Adventures

GA Live S02 E09: Special Guest Phebe Hayes (Louisiana genealogy & history)

Join Brian & Donya as we chat about some of the unique complexities of Louisiana genealogy…

Using military draft cards to find your kin during the post US Civil War migration periods

My Old Ninety-Six, South Carolina family was significantly impacted by three pulses of post 1865 migrations…

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…

Why diversity matters for online genealogy service providers

Diversity. It’s a word that packs one heck of a punch. It has the power to…

Genealogy challenge: Researching the 43 enslaved children of Moses Williams (Old Ninety-Six,  SC)

My cousin and research business partner, Donya, hit me me with a small newspaper clipping packed…

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…