SS04 E39: Book Club – Journal of a Residence on a Georgian Plantation 1839-8 (Fanny Kemble, 1863)

We talk about Fanny Kemble's book Journal of a Residence on a Georgian plantation in 1838-1839…

Grappling with Old Fake News in Genealogy Research

fake news of yesteryear can lead a researcher down a deep – and ultimately fruitless –…

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

S03 E08: African American Genealogy: Should descendants of enslaved people pay to access genealogical databases?

It can cost thousands of dollars to research just 1 enslaved family line. This raises a…

The 1766 estate inventory for Col. Thomas Middleton of Charleston, SC & Savannah, GA.

Some of the enslaved people held by Col. Thomas Middleton were the ancestors of the enslaved…

Case study: Creating an enslaved people genealogy research strategy to find my lost connection to Maj. Pierce Butler’s EPs

This article outlines creating an enslaved people genealogy research strategy. There are times when the work…