Genealogy Adventures

Genetic Genealogy & Endogamy: Identifying the father of Cornelius White using DNA Triangulation

The paternity of my 2x great grandfather, Cornelius White, has been a mystery ever since I…

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…

Family bibles can unlock some great family history gems

Facebook kindly notified me that a distant cousin of mine, Henry J, had posted some items…

Family mystery: African American Wards of Wythe County, VA. (republished with an update)

Post updated 15 December 2013 update follows at the bottom of this post This is a…

Fazewell / Fazwell / Tazwell Sheffey’s correct name

Census records can be a real bugbear for anyone researching their family tree.  It’s even more…

Descendants of John Adam Sheffey & Jemimah

Another family tree that I should have updated ages ago. As you’ll see, there’s still a…

Mystery#1: Getting to grips with James Mitchell Zachariah Sheffey [Mitchell Sheffey]

James Mitchell Zachariah Sheffey, Dicey Brock, Jersey (or Judy) Clark, Emily Cook, Martha Ann Hill and…

James Zachariah Mitchell Sheffey [Mitchell Sheffey] family tree

Wythe County, Virginia You can view this full screen by clicking the full screen options (the…