Genealogy Adventures

Research case study: My lost connection to Thomas “The Immigrant” Christian of Charles City County, Virginia

If you have been a regular follower of my recent genealogy adventures, you will know the…

The one about finding George Henry Roane’s father

I’ve said it before and I’ll say it again – the ladies in my family tree…

George Henry Roane: Ancestry.com DNA test throws me a curve ball

While Ancestry.com’s DNA test answered a fundamental question about which second generation German-American Sheffey was the…

Digging deeper with Census Records: Part 3

A question solved – many other questions raised. Finding my great-great-great Grandfather George Henry Roane’s lost…

Digging deeper with Census Records: Part 2

Scanning the Census Records: The Roanes of Essex County, VA (1870) So picking up where I…

Digging deeper with Census Records: Part 1

Regardless of your race, if your ancestors arrived in the US and settled in a rural…