In search of Thomas “The Immigrant” Futrell’s (Northampton County, NC) English ancestors

It’s fair to say that some of my ancestral families haven given me grey hairs when…

Confirming Jason Futrell of Rich Square, Northampton County, NC as my 4x great grandfather

The new suite of genealogical and DNA analytical tools from MyHeritage has literally knocked my ancestry…

Me, Quaker manumissions – and an 1828 voyage to Liberia

This post is a companion piece to my previous post, Quakers & Slavery: 50 shades of…

My first African ancestor discovered

When it comes to African American genealogy, finding an African ancestor seems like a pipe-dream. It’s…

Descendants of John Stephen Josey of Rich Square, Northampton County, North Carolina

Updating the various family trees I posted a few years ago has been a long overdue…

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…