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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".

Upcoming Broadcasts

First-time filmmaker, Victoria Gregg, will share her current project entitled "Akata Documentary. A film that follows her journey of FINDING who her ancestors were and how she deals with the surprises along the way. In this program, Victoria will share exclusive details about the film: from the hurdles of trying to finance an independent project to meeting distant relatives face to face. Most importantly she will let the listeners know how they can get involved. Victoria Gregg, affectionately known as ?Queen V?, is the Executive Producer and the focal point of the Akata Documentary. This film highlights her story as she shares her frustrations of not knowing her ancestral heritage and seeks to find answers. Prior to her life as a filmmaker, she worked as a digital media consultant helping small and large businesses build their online presence. After graduating with her MBA, from Hawaii Pacific University, she moved back to her hometown of Silver Spring, MD. Victoria is now the co-founder of Up Studios LLC, a boutique videography firm based in the Washington DC metropolitan area.
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On-Demand Episodes

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

Pension Files of African Americans in the War of 1812 We are natives of this country; we ask only to be treated as well as foreigners. Not a few of our fathers suffered and bled to purchase its independence; we ask only to be treated as... more