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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 Early Federal Census Worksheet is a genealogy spreadsheet application for Microsoft Excel that allows the easy capture of the decennial U.S. federal census data from 1790 to 1860. Lining up data over time, it creates a visual comparison of the changing composition and geographical locations of families, including white, free nonwhite, and enslaved members of any given U.S. household. Donna Cox Baker is editor-in-chief of Alabama Heritage magazine, headquartered at the University of Alabama She has a PhD in history, hosts the Golden Egg Genealogist blog (gegboundcom) and cofounded the Beyond Kin Project (beyondkin.org.) She is author of two books: Views of the Future State: Afterlife Beliefs in the Deep South, 1820–1865 (2018) and Zotero for Genealogists: Harnessing the Power of Your Research (2019). Music by AK Alexander - composer, musician and producer
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Join Angela Walton-Raji, Dr. Shelley Murphy, Janis Forte and Bernice Bennett for a discussion of the Tracks offered through MAAGI. The Midwest African American Genealogy Institute (MAAGI) is a place where attendees learn, research, and... more

The Descendants of the Slave Narratives—are uniquely positioned, if not obligated, to carry forward the largely forgotten work of our ancestors. At this moment in time, in the 400th year of the first ship landing of Africans in British... more

With The Lost Empire: Black Freemasonry in the Old West (1867-1906), James R. Morgan III artfully transports readers to the period when western outlaws ruled the territories and brings them face to face with the black men who brought... more

Falling Through the Ceiling: Our ADHDFamily Memoir, is a poignant book about the challenges encountered by both parents and children as they cope with attention deficit/hyperactivity disorder (ADHD). The authors, Audrey and Larry... more

Shannon Christmas will provide an update on the latest tools and changes available from the various DNA Testing companies to assist you with analyzing your DNA matches. Through The Trees Blog is authored by... more

Ric Murphy will explore the history of the 20 and odd African captives that arrived in Virginia around 1619 and planted the seeds of the American slave trade. This is the first group of Africans to go on record to be sold as involuntary laborers. A... more

Keme Nzerem and Sam Rinehart are descendants of slave owner John Rinehart of Edgefield, South Carolina. They are interested in finding descendants of slaves owned by their family. Keme Nzerem is a British Journalist with a Nigerian... more

The enslaved of the Keithly Plantation were buried on a small one acre known today as Sage Chapel Cemetery. The owner of the adjoining land was a German emigrant and abolitionist Arnold Krekel who came to America in 1832. On... more

Happy 2019! Join Bernice Bennett and her Genie Friends tonight for an open mic discussion on what your goals are for 2019. Joining me are Shannon Christmas, Janice Lovelace, Ph.D., Angela Walton-Raji, Antoinette Harrell, Shelley Murphy,... more