Genealogy Adventures

Throwing the gates open: marriages between the Roane & Holmes families

Following on from the previous post, here’s an example of the frequency of marriages between the…

Throwing the gates open: Doing a broad family name search on ancestry websites

Most of my family research activity is quite specific. I tend to spend a great deal…

Pushing the clock back for your slave ancestors

Your search for African American ancestors needn’t end at 1860 or 1850.  Ancestry.com and FamilySearch.org have…