Historic Pathways

Elizabeth Shown Mills

Community Studies

Colonial Gypsies (Romani)

Assimilation? Or Marginalization and Discrimination? Romani Settlers of the Colonial Gulf. ViewCite

Natchitoches, Louisiana

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

Family and Social Patterns of the Colonial Louisiana Frontier: A Quantitative Analysis, 1714–1803 (Thesis). ViewCite

Isle of Canes and Issues of Conscience (Southern Quarterly). ViewCite

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

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

Social and Family Patterns... Louisiana (Sociological Spectrum). ViewCite

Historiography & Genealogical Theory

Alex Haley and Roots

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

The Genealogist’s Assessment of Alex Haley’s Roots.ViewCite

Evidence Analysis & Usage

Working with Historical Evidence. ViewCite

Evidence Analysis: A Process Map. ViewCite

Interdisciplinary Prospects

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

Ethnicity and the Southern Genealogist (2018)ViewCite

Genealogy in the Information Age: History’s New Frontier? (2003).ViewCite

Bridging the Historic Divide: Family History and ‘Academic’ History (2007). ViewCite

Individual Case Studies: By Ethnicity

African America & Slavery

Documenting a Slave’s Birth, Parentage, and Origins (Marie Thérèse Coincoin, 1742–1816): A Test of "Oral History" ViewCite

Mézières, Trichel, Grappe: A Study of Tri-Caste Lineages.ViewCite

Mother, Thy Name is Mystery! Finding the Slave Who Bore Philomene Daurat.ViewCite

Slaves and Masters: The Louisiana Metoyers. View Cite

Which Marie Louise Is ‘Mariotte’? Sorting Slaves with Common Names. ViewCite

Creole Louisiana

Deliberate Fraud and Mangled Evidence ... Anne Marie Philippe. ViewCite

Identifying Jean Baptiste Derbanne of ... the Gálvez Campaigns ... Revolutionary War.ViewCite

Louise Marguerite: St. Denis’ Other Daughter. ViewCite

Parallel Lives: Philippe de La Renaudière and Philippe (de) Renault. ViewCite

(See also African America and Slavery)

Anglo South

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

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

A Husband for Phoebe Jefferson. ViewCite

Applying the Preponderance-of-the-Evidence Principle to a Southern Frontier Problem: Medders of Alabama. ViewCite

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

Roundabout Research: Pursuing Collateral Lines to Prove Parantage — Hanson of Georgia. ViewCite

Testing the FAN Principle Against DNA: Zilphy (Watts) Price Cooksey Cooksey. ViewCite

The Search for Margaret Ball. ViewCite

Unravelling Balls of Yarn: Lessons in the Use of a Skeptical Eye — William Bartholomew Ball. ViewCite

Individual Case Studies: By Type of Problem

‘Burned Counties’ (Record Losses)

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

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

The Search for Margaret Ball. ViewCite

Cluster Research (FAN Principle)

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

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

A Husband for Phoebe Jefferson. ViewCite

Applying the Preponderance-of-the-Evidence Principle to a Southern Frontier Problem. ViewCite

Frontier Research Strategies—Weaving a Web to Snare a Birth Family: John Watts (ca. 1749–ca. 1822). ViewCite

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

Roundabout Research: Pursuing Collateral Lines. ViewCite

Testing the FAN Principle Against DNA: Zilphy (Watts) Price Cooksey Cooksey. ViewCite

The Search for Margaret Ball. ViewCite

Female Lives

A Husband for Phoebe Jefferson. ViewCite

Documenting a Slave’s Birth, Parentage, and Origins. ViewCite

Louise Marguerite: St. Denis’ Other Daughter. View Cite

Mother, Thy Name is Mystery! Finding the Slave Who Bore Philomene Daurat. ViewCite

Testing the FAN Principle Against DNA: Zilphy (Watts) Price Cooksey Cooksey. ViewCite

The Search for Margaret Ball. ViewCite

Genetics for History Research

Testing the FAN Principle Against DNA: Zilphy (Watts) Price Cooksey Cooksey. ViewCite

Illegitimacy

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

Louise Marguerite: St. Denis’ Other Daughter. ViewCite

Mother, Thy Name is Mystery! Finding the Slave Who Bore Philomene Daurat. ViewCite

The Search for Margaret Ball. ViewCite

Name Changes

The Search for Margaret Ball. ViewCite

Parental Identity

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

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

Applying the Preponderance-of-the-Evidence Principle to a Southern Frontier Problem: Hanson of Georgia. ViewCite

Deliberate Fraud and Mangled Evidence ... Anne Marie Philippe. ViewCite

Frontier Research Strategies—Weaving a Web to Snare a Birth Family: John Watts (ca. 1749–ca. 1822). ViewCite

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

Mother, Thy Name is Mystery! Finding the Slave Who Bore Philomene Daurat. ViewCite

Testing the FAN Principle Against DNA: Zilphy (Watts) Price Cooksey Cooksey. ViewCite

Which Marie Louise Is ‘Mariotte’? Sorting Slaves with Common Names. ViewCite

Separating Identities

Frontier Research Strategies—Weaving a Web to Snare a Birth Family: John Watts (ca. 1749–ca. 1822). ViewCite

Identifying Jean Baptiste Derbanne of ... the Gálvez Campaigns ... Revolutionary War. ViewCite

Parallel Lives: Philippe de La Renaudière and Philippe (de) Renault. ViewCite

Unravelling Balls of Yarn: Lessons in the Use of a Skeptical Eye — William Bartholomew Ball. ViewCite

Which Marie Louise Is ‘Mariotte’? Sorting Slaves with Common Names. ViewCite

Professional Issues

Census Records

Interpreting the Tick Marks on Federal Censuses. ViewCite

Census Tick Marks and Codes—Revisited. ViewCite

Census Tick Marks and Codes—Revisited Yet Again! ViewCite

Ethics

How Do I Keep My Hats Straight? ViewCite

Evidence

A Template for Evaluating Evidence. ViewCite

What’s Your Citation Style? ViewCite

Kinship Terminology

The Kinship Maze: Navigating It with Professional Precision. ViewCite

Reconstructing Female Lives

Breathing Life into Shadowy Women from the Past. (Coming Soon)Cite

Resources

Spanish Records: Locating Anglo and Latin Ancestry in the Colonial Southeast. ViewCite

Writing

The Great American Novel, Starring ... Your Own Family. Coming Soon  Cite

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