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Researching my ancestry and family tree has been my most passionate and primary hobby for many years.  As a result of having a website since the onset of my research, I’ve dialogued with dozens of distant cousins, and some have even provided me with photographs of my ancestors that my family had never seen.  Though I do not descend from anyone that is even close to being remotely famous, it does not change the fact that I find it fascinating to research my family tree.  There are “skeletons in the closet” of every family tree, and I’ve learned many interesting, scandalous, and crazy stories about my ancestors and relatives.  While I am not a professional or certified genealogist, I have diligently learned to apply the same type of recognized principles and standards of proof to my research methods.  The photo shown above is a stock photograph, which was source here and was edited via Adobe Photoshop Elements.  



My Family Tree

Listed below is extensive information on my family tree research, which includes my family tree database, as well as DNA testing and matching.  Articles and summaries of specific topics related to my family tree will also be posted, such as how I discovered that one of my ancestors was adopted.  This list will be continually updated and expanded.



Ancestry Family Tree Database

My family tree database is publicly available on the Ancestry website, and includes full information, including any photographs that I have gathered in my research.

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Exposing Slavery

This page contains a summary of the ongoing research that exposes slavery in my family tree, and documentation of those who were enslaved and their enslavers.

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Family Truthlore

Many families have stories passed down which are pure folklore.  This page is the opposite, and summarizes family truthlore of newly discovered documented stories.

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Barbary's Story

This page reveals the extraordinary story of Barbary, who was enslaved and manumitted by one of my ancestors, and details on her enslavement, manumission, and children.

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My Ancestor Was Adopted

This page contains a summarized narrative of how I determined that one of my ancestors was adopted, and that the surname which I carry resulted not from his birth.



Genealogy Resources and Learning

Listed below are some resources and learning material about genealogy and family tree research.  This list is personalized, and includes tips, techniques, and resources that I have applied to my own research, or have found helpful.  This list will be continually updated and expanded.


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Genealogy Television Series

This page contains a list of some informative television series and documentaries about genealogy and family tree research, as well as some educational videos.

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Understanding DNA Ethnicity Estimates

This page outlines some key considerations and common misconceptions about ethnicity estimates from ancestry DNA tests, including variances between family members.




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