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

Episode 9: Phebe Hayes (Louisiana genealogy & history) Join Brian & Donya as we chat about…

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…