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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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Mary M. Tedesco is a professional genealogist, speaker, and author. She is featured on the PBS TV series ?Genealogy Roadshow? and is the Founder of Origins Italy, a firm specializing in Italian and Italian-American genealogical and family history research. Mary is the co-author of ?Tracing Your Italian Ancestors? an 84-page Italian research guide published by Moorshead Magazines. She holds a Bachelor of Arts in Mathematics from Boston University and a Certificate in Genealogical Research from Boston University's Center for Professional Education. She is a member of many local and national genealogical societies. In addition to her Italian ancestry (Calabria, Trentino-Alto Adige and Tuscany) on her father's side, Mary also has deep American roots (German, Irish, Danish and English) on her mother's side and is proud member of the Daughters of the American Revolution.
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On-Demand Episodes

A Legend in the Classroom-The Life Story of Ms Yvonne Busch Leonard Smith III is a self-proclaimed technology geek, with a passion for genealogy and story. He has authored many articles and workshops on research techniques,... more

Challenges and Opportunities in Searching for your African American Roots! Nicka Sewell-Smith is a professional photographer, speaker, and documentarian with more than 17 years of experience as a genealogist. She has extensive... more

Wilmington on Fire chronicles the bloody attack on the African-American community and unseated elected officials in the port city of Wilmington, North Carolina November 10, 1898. The massacre and coup d'etat was the... more

Rebroadcast: Public historian David E. Paterson studies people who lived in nineteenth-century Upson County, Georgia, especially those who experienced slavery and Reconstruction. A civilian employee of the US Navy by day, he... more

A Guide to Researching African American Ancestors in Laurens County, South Carolina LaBrenda Garrett-Nelson, CG, is a board-certified genealogist since 2015. She teaches and lectures on African-American genealogy, and serves as... more

Rebroadcast The National Archives and Records Administration (NARA) is the official repository of the permanently valuable records of the U.S. Government. NARA's vast holdings document the lives and experiences of persons who... more

Tithe, Time, and Talent: African Americans, Philanthropy, and the Civil Rights Movement, 1925-1968 addresses an important gap in civil rights historiography that centers on philanthropy, volunteerism, and fundraising. Philanthropy... more

Teresa Vega will share her journey to discover her tri-racial roots in the United States, Puerto Rico and Madagascar. Teresa Vega's background in cultural anthropology helped her to research her ancestral roots. She began blogging to... more

This program will examine the suppressed history of the commercialization of Race and Race Consciousness through the lense of sheet music and early sound recordings of turn of the century Coon Songs and Minstrel Shows produced by... more