GA Live S01 E07: Critical Thinking & Genealogy Research

Genealogical research is filled with mysteries, conundrums, conflicting information, and dubious claims…which needs solving in some…

Amy Roan of Halifax, North Carolina: a mystery with some answers

Last Wills and Testaments are an essential part of my ‘go to’ tool kit when researching…

Top tip video: Using FTDNA Chromosome Browser raw data + MS Excel for your rearch

So you’ve transferred your raw autosomal DNA data from Ancestry or 23andme to Family Tree DNA…

Throwing the gates open: marriages between the Roane & Holmes families

Following on from the previous post, here’s an example of the frequency of marriages between the…

Pushing the clock back for your slave ancestors

Your search for African American ancestors needn’t end at 1860 or 1850.  Ancestry.com and FamilySearch.org have…

Getting to grips with the 1850 & 1860 Slave Schedule census – Part 2

What’s the detective work when searching for your ancestors in the Slave Schedules? A bit of…

Getting to grips with the 1850 & 1860 Slave Schedule census – Part 1

If you’re an African American, the chances are you will come up against Slave Schedule census…