Genealogy Adventures

Genetic genealogy, DNA triangulation, and the search for my missing Futrell ancestor

When it comes to my genealogy adventures, more often than not, I feel like Sherlock Holmes…

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…

Navigating Wills and Probate Records on Ancestry.com

These records are a goldmine of information. On the one hand, they can prove family relationships.…

My working practice for my African American genealogy research

This post is a glimpse into my working practices when it comes to researching black ancestors…

So you think you’ve seen bad handwriting? Here’s Secretary Hand…

I’ll readily admit I don’t always have the most legible handwriting. I also know I’ve seen…