Community Studies

Colonial Gypsies (Romani)

“Assimilation? Or Marginalization and Discrimination? Romani Settlers of the Colonial Gulf”

Natchitoches, Louisiana

“Demythicizing History: Marie Thérèse Coincoin, Tourism, and the National Historic Landmarks Program” (Louisiana History)

“Family and Social Patterns of the Colonial Louisiana Frontier: A Quantitative Analysis, 1714-1803” (Thesis)

Isle of Canes and Issues of Conscience” (Southern Quarterly)

“Missionaries Compromised: Early Evangelization of Slaves” (Cross, Crozier and Crucible)

“Quintanilla’s Crusade, 1775–1803: ‘Moral Reform’ and Its Consequences” (Louisiana History)

“Social and Family Patterns... Louisiana” (Sociological Spectrum)

Historiography & Genealogical Theory

Alex Haley and Roots

Roots and the New ‘Faction’: A Legitimate Tool for Clio?”

“The Genealogist’s Assessment of Alex Haley’s Roots

Evidence Analysis & Usage

“Working with Historical Evidence”

“Evidence Analysis: A Process Map”

Interdisciplinary Prospects

“Academia vs. Genealogy: Prospects for Reconciliation and Progress” (1983)

“Genealogy in the Information Age: History’s New Frontier?” (2003)

“Bridging the Historic Divide: Family History and ‘Academic’ History” (2007)

“Ethnicity and the Southern Genealogist”

Individual Case Studies

(By Ethnicity)

African America & Slavery

“Documenting a Slave’s Birth, Parentage, and Origins”

“Mézières, Trichel, Grappe: A Study of Tri-Caste Lineages”

“Mother, Thy Name is Mystery! Finding the Slave Who Bore Philomene Daurat”

“Slaves and Masters: The Louisiana Metoyers”

“Which Marie Louise Is ‘Mariotte’? Sorting Slaves with Common Names”

Creole Louisiana

“Deliberate Fraud and Mangled Evidence ... Anne Marie Philippe”

“Identifying Jean Baptiste Derbanne of ... the Gálvez Campaigns ... Revolutionary War”

“Louise Marguerite: St. Denis’ Other Daughter”

“Parallel Lives: Philippe de La Renaudiére and Philippe (de) Renault”

(See also “African America and Slavery”)

 

Anglo South

“Anderson of Buckingham: A Case Study in Family Reconstruction within a ‘Burned County’” (Part 1)

“Anderson of Buckingham: A Case Study within a ‘Burned County’” (Part 2)

“A Husband for Phoebe Jefferson”

“Applying the Preponderance-of-the-Evidence Principle to a Southern Frontier Problem”

“In Search of ‘Mr. Ball’: An Exercise in Finding Fathers”

“Roundabout Research: Pursuing Collateral Lines”

“The Search for Margaret Ball”

“Unravelling Balls of Yarn: Lessons in the Use of a Skeptical Eye”

(By Type of Problem)

‘Burned Counties’ (Record Losses)

“Anderson of Buckingham: A Case Study in Family Reconstruction within a ‘Burned County’” (Part 1)

“Anderson of Buckingham: A Case Study within a ‘Burned County’” (Part 2)

“The Search for Margaret Ball”

Cluster Research (FAN Principle)

“Anderson of Buckingham: A Case Study in Family Reconstruction within a ‘Burned County’” (Part 1)

“Anderson of Buckingham: A Case Study within a ‘Burned County’” (Part 2)

“A Husband for Phoebe Jefferson”

“Applying the Preponderance-of-the-Evidence Principle to a Southern Frontier Problem”

“In Search of ‘Mr. Ball’: An Exercise in Finding Fathers”

“Roundabout Research: Pursuing Collateral Lines”

“The Search for Margaret Ball”

Female Lives

“A Husband for Phoebe Jefferson”

“Documenting a Slave’s Birth, Parentage, and Origins”

“Louise Marguerite: St. Denis’ Other Daughter”

“Mother, Thy Name is Mystery! Finding the Slave Who Bore Philomene Daurat”

“The Search for Margaret Ball”

Illegitimacy

“In Search of ‘Mr. Ball’: An Exercise in Finding Fathers”

“Louise Marguerite: St. Denis’ Other Daughter”

“Mother, Thy Name is Mystery! Finding the Slave Who Bore Philomene Daurat”

“The Search for Margaret Ball”

Name changes

“The Search for Margaret Ball”

Parental Identity

“Anderson of Buckingham: A Case Study in Family Reconstruction within a ‘Burned County’” (Part 1)

“Anderson of Buckingham: A Case Study within a ‘Burned County’” (Part 2)

“Applying the Preponderance-of-the-Evidence Principle to a Southern Frontier Problem”

“Deliberate Fraud and Mangled Evidence ... Anne Marie Philippe”

“In Search of ‘Mr. Ball’: An Exercise in Finding Fathers”

“Mother, Thy Name is Mystery! Finding the Slave Who Bore Philomene Daurat”

“Which Marie Louise Is ‘Mariotte’? Sorting Slaves with Common Names”

Separating Identities

“Identifying Jean Baptiste Derbanne of ... the Gálvez Campaigns ... Revolutionary War”

“Parallel Lives: Philippe de La Renaudiére and Philippe (de) Renault”

“Unravelling Balls of Yarn: Lessons in the Use of a Skeptical Eye”

“Which Marie Louise Is ‘Mariotte’? Sorting Slaves with Common Names”

Professional Issues

Census Records

“Interpreting the Tick Marks on Federal Censuses”

“Census Tick Marks and Codes—Revisited”

“Census Tick Marks and Codes—Revisited Yet Again!”

Ethics

“How Do I Keep My Hats Straight?”

Evidence

“A Template for Evaluating Evidence”

“What’s Your Citation Style?”

Kinship Terminology

“The Kinship Maze: Navigating It with Professional Precision”

Reconstructing Female Lives

“Breathing Life into Shadowy Women from the Past”

Resources

“Spanish Records: Locating Anglo and Latin Ancestry in the Colonial Southeast”

Writing

“The Great American Novel, Starring ... Your Own Family”