Genealogy Adventures

Love and lynching in Wytheville: Raymond Arthur Byrd

Hands down, this is the most painful and challenging post I’ve written. If you’re easily upset,…

Beyond the pale: Interracial Relations in Colonial America

A tale of gender double standards When genealogy decides to throw me a curve ball, it doesn’t hold…

“I’m white, your family is black. We can’t be related!”

“I’m white, your family is black.  We can’t be related.”  In the words of President Obama….Oh…

Oscar Josey & George Washington Josey of Rich Square, North Carolina: finding ancestors in books

http://books.google.co.uk/books?id=ddrLtJF9uHgC&lpg=PA25&dq=oscar%20josey%2C%20William%20Norwood%2C%20rich%20square%2C%20north%20carolina&pg=PA25&output=embed Finding the name of an ancestor or distant relation in a publication never ceases to…