Genealogy Adventures

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Martha Brooks - one of my Edgefield, SC ancestors featured in the forthcoming creative historical non-fiction book "Comes to the Light" from Donya Williams #familyhistory #ancestry #blackgenealogy #blackancestry #SouthCarolina #SocialHistory #AmericanHistory

Moses Williams - another one of my Edgefield, SC ancestors featured in the forthcoming creative historical non-fiction book "Comes to the Light" from Donya Williams #familyhistory #ancestry #blackgenealogy #blackancestry #SouthCarolina #SocialHistory #AmericanHistory

This story has barely been told: Diversity, Multiculturalism & Africans in pre-British colonial America

A few weeks ago I had the pleasure of speaking with Stuart, a member of a Virginia genealogy society. Our conversation was initially about me …

Black History

A Genealogy Adventure with Slave and Supercentenarian Moses Williams

Jubilee Singers, Fisk University, Nashville, Tenn. (Source: Library of Congress)<p><i>By Ernie McCray</i><p>Donya Williams, the four-times great-granddaughter of …

Virginia: Where African American Genealogy and History Begin

This Facebook post is no longer available. It may have been removed or the privacy settings of the post may have changed.<p>This Virginia-focused …

In this month's @Southern_Living Magazine. My 5th cousin, Marguerite #BeachStyle #1950Glamour #BeachLife #familyhistory

Yes, that is a snap of First Lady Martha Dandridge Custis Washington and patriot Patrick Henry. Martha is Brian's 5x great grandmother. Patrick is his 5x great grandfather. (Some snaps of Genealogy Adventure's host and presenter, Brian Sheffey during his "Discovering My American Identity" presentation at the Le Comité des Archives de la Louisiane's genealogy conference in Lafayette, LA) #genealogy #ancestry #familyhistory #blackgenealogy #blackancestry #conference #geneticgenealogy

The best one liner at a genealogy conference: "Yes, my dna is a bit of a hot mess". Some snaps of Genealogy Adventure's host and presenter, Brian Sheffey during his "Discovering My American Identity" presentation at the Le Comité des Archives de la Louisiane's genealogy conference in Lafayette, LA #genealogy #ancestry #familyhistory #blackgenealogy #blackancestry #conference #geneticgenealogy

Aryan Invasion May Have Transformed India's Bronze-Age Population

An influx of men from the steppe of Central Asia may have swept into India around 3,500 years ago and transformed the population.<p>The same mysterious …

Anthropology

Ancient-genome studies grapple with Africa’s past

Ignored for too long by researchers, ancient humans who lived in Africa thousands of years ago are finally having their genomes studied. Two projects …

Ethnicity Chromosome Mapping & Determining "Ethnicity" of shared DNA segments between related individuals

<i>Source: http://www.differencebetween.info/difference-between-ethnicity-and-culture</i><p><b>>>>>></b> Savvy genealogists use <b>autosomal DNA tests</b> to explore their …

Lucretia “Creasy” Williams: Finding another daughter of Moses Williams, Sr

Sometimes the universe takes pity on genealogists and places a gift right in our laps. This is one of those times.The Moses Williams project team …

Genealogy

Click here to support Stronger Together DNA Project organized by Brian Sheffey

<b>The heart of this project is twofold:</b><p>1. It reconnects the lost branches of Moses Williams' enslaved family from 1750s York County, Virginia to the …

Using church names and obits to find your ancestors in rural areas

When it comes to genealogical research, few places in America have challenged my grey matter like the Old Ninety-Six region of South Carolina. I’m …

Genealogy

Into Africa: Genetic study maps the great Bantu migration across the continent 5,000 years ago

Around 5,000 years ago, the Bantu of west and central Africa moved across the continent, forever changing its language and culture.<p>This is according …

Anthropology

Are You Making the Direct-Line Mistake in Your Family Tree?

One of the most common research mistakes that family historians make when building their tree (especially for the first time) is also one of the most …

Genealogy

New Year, New Project: Stronger Together – the Story of US

It’s a new year (Happy New Year too!) and this year <i>Genealogy Adventures</i> will be defined by a new focus on research. At this point, I have to give …

Genealogy

Perry Sheffey: snippets of a life played out in the early years of Reconstruction

The Virginia, Freedmen’s Bureau Field Office Records (1865-1872) has come up trumps again. Okay, so I was looking for records for a Perry Commodore …

Genealogy

Famous Bronze Age Dane was 'immigrant': research

A groundbreaking new study has shown that the Skrydstrup Girl, who was discovered in a burial mound in 1935, was neither born nor raised in …

Silk-Covered Body Discovered at Inner Mongolia Cemetery

A silk-covered body inside a coffin and a silver bowl depicting Greek goddesses are among the discoveries at a 1,500-year-old cemetery in Inner …

Who Built Africa?

<i>This is Part XVI of The Public Medievalist’s continuing series on Race, Racism and the Middle Ages, continuing our interview with Chapurukha Kusimba,</i> …

East Africa

Face of Stone Age woman from Thailand's northern highlands revealed

The woman is thought to be a direct descendant of the founding population of South-East Asia.<p>Archaeologists have put a face to the oldest human …

Ice age art in Indonesia reveals how spiritual life transformed en route to Australia

Cave discoveries suggest Indigenous Australians’ strong connection with animals may have its roots in the exotic species their ancestors encountered in Sulawesi<p>A cave dig in Indonesia has unearthed a unique collection of prehistoric ornaments and artworks that date back in some instances to at …