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Welcome to Research at the National Archives and Beyond! This show will provide individuals interested in genealogy and history an opportunity to listen, learn and take action. You can join me every Thursday at 9 pm Eastern, 8 pm Central, 7pm Mountain and 6 pm Pacific where I will have a wonderful line up of experts who will share resources, stories and answer your burning genealogy questions. All of my guests share a deep passion and knowledge of genealogy and history. My goal is to reach individuals who are thinking about tracing their family roots; beginners who have already started and others who believe that continuous learning is the key to finding answers. "Remember, your ancestors left footprints".

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For 21,609 young African American men who called North Carolina home, the First World War meant leaving families and familiar Tar Heel communities. The military service and sacrifice of those tens of thousands of black North... more

In 1838, Georgetown University and the Maryland Jesuits sold nearly 300 enslaved men, women and children to sugar plantations in southern Louisiana in orderto recuse the college from bankruptcy. Until late 2015, Georgetown... more

Examine the genealogical resources to trace your Puerto Rican Ancestors. Dr. Ellen Fernandez-Sacco is an independent scholar with over 14 years of experience as a genealogist. An expert in Puerto Rican genealogy, she works to... more

Lynn Rainville is the Acting Dean of Sweet Briar College, where she also directs the Tusculum Institute for Public History. Although her PhD is in Near Eastern archaeology, she has spent the last two decades studying historic American... more

Mitzi Perdue will provide tips, techniques and checklists to help families thrive. One of the most important parts of this has to do with knowing your family's stories. We are the stories we tell ourselves, and if we don't know our family... more

By Any Other Name: An Exploration of Afro-Amerindian Heritage is a documentary film that discusses the interactions between Africans and American Indians from in the United States, with an emphasis on the state of Georgia in... more

The O'Kelleys will discuss building bridges and healing the divide in the racial culture of America. They are an example that the horrible system from the past of slavery doesn't have to linger into hate or dislike between races today. Many... more

This show will focus on the value of researching enslaved ancestors, free people of color and identifying the slaveholders in tax records in an Urban community such as Baltimore in the early 19th century. Donna Tyler Hollie received an MA... more

The Price for Their Pound of Flesh includes photographs, illustrations, newspaper clippings, advertisements, extensive lists of appraisal and sale values, quotes, poems, letters, and songs from the time period. Additionally, Berry's focus on... more