Research at the National Archives&Beyond

Research at the National Archives&Beyond


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Welcome to Research at the National Archives and Beyond! This show will provide individuals interested in genealogy 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


Join Sarah Abel for a discussion of her research in genetics and identity. EUROTAST is a Marie Curie Initial Training Network (ITN), supporting a new generation of science and humanities researchers to uncover and interpret... more
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On-Demand Episodes


9pm Eastern, 8pm Central, 7pm Mountain, 6pm Pacific FamilySearch is a nonprofit family history organization dedicated to connecting families across generations. FamilySearch believes that families bring joy and meaning to life.... more

Genealogists tend to think of slavery as a southern issue only. Not so: slavery existed for decades in northern states as well. And freedom didn't come easy -- the law often provided for only for gradual manumission, and freedmen... more

"The Robbins Family at War" - it is about a Native American family who lived through colonial wars of the 17th and 18th centuries, and finally emerged victorious in the Civil War as a part of the mixed-race community. Five members... more

Join author, lecturer, television and radio host Antoinette Harrell for a discussion of her new book The Department of Justice -Slavery, Involuntary Servitude and Peonage. The 13th Amendment to the Constitution outlaws slavery and certain... more

Flight to Freedom: "The Fields Family and Freedom's Fortress? What would you risk to gain freedom for your family? Martha Ann Fields, her children, and her husband Washington Fields risked all to escape enslavement in Hanover... more

Robyn Smith has been researching her family and others for 17 years. An engineer by day, Robyn makes good use of those research and problem-solving skills in the field of genealogy. She specializes in Maryland research,... more

It is an African American tradition to hold on to and treasure certain Funeral Programs because they represent a final and public tribute to the life of family members, friends and associates. Ms.Sutton began actively collecting Funeral... more

Finding Your Ancestors in the Freedmen Bureau Records between 1865-1872. Selma Stewart will discuss and provide examples of what is available and how to use Virginia Freedmen Bureau Records that are digitized and available... more

The Washingtons of Wessyngton Plantation: Stories of My Family's Journey to Freedom with John F. Baker Jr. Genealogy expert John F. Baker Jr. was born in 1962, in Springfield, Tennessee and has lived his entire life just a few miles... more