Free black families in Colonial America: The Bugg (Doss) family

Every genealogist, regardless of experience levels, has a family line that makes him or her want…

The indenture of former slaves in the early Reconstruction Era

I have been blessed to have found a wealth of American and European family history information…

Free blacks in Virginia: A reader’s comment

I received such an excellent comment to my “Free blacks in Virginia: The Drew Family” post….that I…

The decline of historic homes: Does history have a value?

I stumbled across a Washington Post  article depicting the plight of American historic homes (Struggling to…