GA Live S02 E01: The GU272 Descendants Project

S02 Episode 1: Meet the GU272 Descendants Project Season 2 kicked off strong with our special…

A tale of two Scheffe/Sheffey families in America: Northern vs Southern customs

There are some definite benefits in tracing a family line from its earliest starting point down…

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…

Passing for white: ancestors who jumped the colour line

It’s that time in the university academic calendar where my schedule has been hijacked by a…

Family migration patterns: Sheffey migration to Michigan, Ohio, Maryland

This post wraps up the other notable migrations of the Virginia-based, African-American Sheffeys. One notable migration…

Genealogy challenges: Part 2 – The Turners of Charles County, Maryland

My Turner lineage has been one of the most difficult and troublesome to trace. Of the…

The Turner Family Tree: Maryland

I’m posting the Turner Family Tree for the African American side of the family.  I would…