Articles on genealogical and DNA-related topics.
4th and 5th great-grandparent possibilities (update)
Ancestry updated my ThruLines again, but decided to use different tree sources for the incorrect suggestions in it (the names and photos are different but they’re the same people as before). Rachel Flood Logan is new, but she’s set in someone’s tree as the mother of Andrew Logan (who is the father of my 2nd-great-grandfather […]
The search for Henry Logan’s family
My paternal 2nd-great-grandfather Henry Logan (1837 – ~1920) was born into slavery in Mississippi. Two out of four of the US Census records I’ve found for him say that his parents were born in South Carolina (the 1870 Census doesn’t have columns for the birthplaces of parents unless they were born outside the US and […]
4th and 5th great-grandparent possibilities
I loaded Ancestry’s ThruLines page recently to see if a particular cousin showed up in it so that I could possibly figure out who her parents and grandparents are since their names are private in her tree. Her great-grandfather isn’t private, however, and I know where he fits in my tree (he’s the grandson of […]
The time I actually was connected to the global family tree
This story starts with the Pegues family. I’ve been working on adding the ancestors, descendants, and extended family of Paris Boyd Pegues to WikiTree ever since I ran across him while researching the descendants of a half great-granduncle of mine. I wrote about what I’d been able to glean about his life (and the lives […]
Paris Boyd Pegues (1898-1927)
Paris Boyd Pegues was the youngest child (of nine) of Isaiah Pegues and Fannie (Ivy) Pegues in Lafayette County, Mississippi, United States. Paris married Flossie Avant (~1902-1979) around 1919 (based on their eldest child’s birth year). Their daughter Willie Vance Pegues was born January 16th, 1920. Paris and his family moved to Memphis, Tennessee around […]
What is the USBH Project and why should you care?
USBH stands for United States Black Heritage, a project on WikiTree. Its objectives are: It’s a sub-project under the United States Project and the Global Black Heritage Project. See the quarterly newsletter or USBH Project calendar for more information about activities and how to get involved.