Researching Slave-Owning Ancestors

There are two topics that are guaranteed to come up in just about ongoing discussion of American family history research: slavery and slave ownership. Genealogy television shows frequently explore the subject: of course you would expect to see that on Henry Louis Gates’ excellent African-American Lives. But, it’s remarkable how many celebrities (not all Southern) […]

Down the DNA Rabbit Hole

I’ve tested with Family Tree DNA and Ancestry.com. By all means, look me up if you think we may be related. My father has tested as well, and results have been uploaded to GEDmatch (kit#F253585) and ySearch (kit#TZXD3). I have to be honest: I don’t understand DNA very well at all. And I have thousands […]