Genealogy Adventures Special: The First Africans of Virginia with special guest Kathryn Knight

For more information about Kathryn Knight’s books, please see the links at the bottom of this…

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…