I am primarily focused on writing and lecturing. I am available to present genealogical lectures on researching African-ancestored families from the historical slave South.
I provide this service in the Washington, DC metropolitan area, the Greenville area of the Upstate of SC (including Laurens County), and elsewhere by arrangement.
I specialize in the topics below. If you don’t see a topic of interest, please feel free to contact me with your suggestion or request.
- African American Genealogy
- Chancery/Equity/Orphan’s Court
- Methodology and Strategies
- Slavery and the Law
- Social Context
- State and County Courts
- Using Probate Files
- Genealogy Ethics
- Genealogy Standards
- Assembly and Analysis of Evidence
- Citation Fundamentals
- Historical Context
- Planning Research
- Why Standards Are For Everyone
- Immigration and Naturalization
- Narrative Genealogies, Lineages, and Pedigrees
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Descendant Communities Social Innovation Lab
State and County Courts
Antebellum Emancipations and Free People of Color
Using DNA Tests to Identify Enslaved Parents
Incorporating DNA Evidence Into a Proof Argument
Using Cluster Research to Identify Enslaved Parents
African American Genealogy Methods and Strategies