Genealogy Adventures

GA Live S01 E04: First contact with DNA cousins of a different race/ethnicity

So you’ve taken a DNA test….and discovered you have cousins who don’t look like you or…

When black and white DNA cousins meet online: A tale of two very different experiences

Genealogy is an adventure. There is no two ways about it. The adventure was something I…

Joseph C Sheffey, Jr: A US Navy race relations pioneer

My father’s US Naval career spanned some 30+ years when he retired. Considering the length of…

1667: The year America was divided by race

Genealogical research has sent me down an American history rabbit hole once again. I don’t mind.…

A chat with my dad about being one of the first black USN weapons officers

This post follows on from yesterday’s post, Joseph Sheffey – one of the first African American…

Joseph Sheffey – one of the first African American weapons officers in the US Navy

My father has always been something of a trailblazer. While I’ve never taken this for granted,…