Genealogy Adventures

The full estate inventories for Governor Arthur Middleton of South Carolina, circa (1737) & grandson Arthur Middleton (1797)

with thanks to the Charleston County Public Library who digitized this document for Genealogy

Adapting the Beyond Kin approach + cluster genealogy to research poorly documented ancestors

The enslavement of a third of my ancestors forced me to develop a skillset that would…

The Moses Williams Family Tree Project: Update #1

The project team has already struck gold. We have traced a handful of the enslaved people’s…

Typical Actions in Probate of a Slaveholding Estate with David E. Paterson [podcast]

Podcast host Bernice Bennett and special guest David Paterson discuss the most fruitful probate records for slavery…

Tracing slave ownership for the Scots-Irish Roane family of Virginia

My thanks to my cousin Lewis S – who has so kindly shared slave-related documents with…

Getting to grips with the USA 1866 Cohabitation Records (aka Register of Colored Persons)

This video covers the US 1866 Cohabitation Records. These records were produced by the Freedmen’s Bureau…