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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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Marcellaus A. Joiner: Supervisor of the Heritage Research Center at the High Point Public Library and the Archivist for the High Point Museum in High Point North Carolina. Marcellaus has a History B.A. from North Carolina A&T State University and a Masters of Library Science from North Carolina Central University. He has proudly worked in the Archives and Library field for over the past 8 years. He is also a member of the Kappa Lambda chapter of Alpha Phi Alpha, Inc. Marcellaus A. Joiner will discuss his research on his Neal family's past as well as discus how his career played a large part in his family research findings. In addition, this discussion will focus on how Marcellaus link his family to William Neal the slave owner
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Forging Freedom: Black Women and the Pursuit of Liberty in Antebellum Charleston For black women in antebellum Charleston, freedom was not a static legal category but a fragile and contingent experience. A deeply... more

Reclaiming Grimes: Author of the First Fugitive Slave Narrative Oakland, California native, REGINA E. MASON, has spent fifteen years authenticating the pioneering narrative of her direct ancestor William Grimes—author of the... more

Dionne's search for her family history began at age 12, when she asked a simple question: Grandpa, are you white? Her grandfather's answer sent her on a lifelong journey to piece together a family story and reveal a not uncommon but often... more

Who Owned Solomon? A Case study of 19th Century African American Research– Many African American researchers struggle to break through the brick wall of slavery. This discussion will look at the strategies used... more

Prior to the Civil War, Alexandria, Virginia had a large freed African American and slave population who contributed a lot to the community and to the United States. Each one of these groups helped build Alexandria, Virginia through their skilled... more

Did you know that the majority of Freedmen's Bureau records are now digitized and available online for free, as well as the records of other institutions that served newly-freed African Americans during Reconstruction? Angela... more

Have you had your DNA tested and don't know what to do or say to your newly discovered relatives? Corresponding and conversing with unknown relatives found via DNA testing can present family members and genealogists with as many... more

IT's COMING - October 1st: A Place Called Desire Kickstarter Campaign Join Producer Leonard Smith of LS3Studios.com for a discussion about a unique project to chronicle the story of an African American community located in the... more

Join Genealogist Jim W. Petty for a discussion of his research on Black Slavery Emancipation Research in the Northern States and learn about the four categories of records that provide genealogical data on enslaved people in Northern... more