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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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"The Project is called the African Royal DNA Project. This project is based in the United States and has a global network extending into various Countries. This project is designed to assist Africans in the Diaspora whose ancestors were forcefully removed from the Continent an opportunity to return to their families. This project is using DNA technology to test Kings and Queens as well as family members living in Africa for the purpose of re-connecting them to their rightful homes." Ada Anagho Brown is a native of Cameroon whose family moved to the United States in 1975. She is the third child of the current Chief of Ngwo located in the Njikwa subdivision of Cameroon. Over the years, she has dedicated her life to promoting Africa. For several years she worked with a non-profit American based organization whose mission was to give back to the children of the United States through music and culture. For the past three years, she has organized trips to Cameroon with African Americans who traced their DNA to Cameroon. Collectively, she has facilitated the travel of over 160 individuals. In 2012 she launched Roots to Glory Tours. Roots to Glory Tours is a company dedicated to ?Bridging the Gap? between the United States and Africa.
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