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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

Join author, Daniel J. Sharfstein for a discussion of his book and research - The Invisible Line - Three American Families and the Secret Journey from Black to White. Defining their identities first as people of color and later as whites, these families provide a lens for understanding how people thought about and experienced race and how these ideas and experiences evolved—how the very meaning of black and white changed—over time. Cutting through centuries of myth, amnesia, and poisonous racial politics, The Invisible Line will change the way we talk about race, racism, and civil rights.
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On-Demand Episodes

In Got Proof! My Genealogical Journey Through the Use of Documentation, Lieutenant Commander Michael Nolden Henderson, USN retired, captures the attention of genealogists, historians, and others interested in the complex social... more

Natonne Elaine Kemp and special guest host Angela Walton-Raji will discuss with author and researcher Bob J. O' Connor his research on Black Prisoners in Confederate Prisons During the Civil War. O'Connor is a native of Dixon, Illinois... more

Records of Ante-Bellum Southern Plantations with Jean L. Cooper Natonne Elaine Kemp welcomes Ms. Jean L. Cooper, a Cataloger and Reference Librarian, and Genealogical Resources Specialist at the University of Virginia Library.... more

?The Empress has no Clothes…Conquering Self-Doubt to Embrace Success? Rebroadcast. Bernice Bennett welcomes author Joyce Roche to discuss her new book, ?The Empress has no Clothes…Conquering Self-Doubt to... more

?The Empress has no Clothes…Conquering Self-Doubt to Embrace Success? Bernice Bennett welcomes author Joyce Roche to discuss her new book, ?The Empress has no Clothes…Conquering Self-Doubt to Embrace... more

Mississippi Genealogy Resources with Laura Lanier Laura Lanier will discuss various record sets available for genealogical research in Mississippi. Laura Lanier is a family researcher from New York with ancestral roots in Alabama... more

Slaves in the Family with Edward Ball If you knew that you were a descendant of a slave- owner, would you tell anyone? If you had an opportunity to apologize to descendants of those enslaved by your family, would you? Edward Ball is a... more

Join author Theresa A. Fuller for an intriguing discussion about her research to uncover the truth and journey of her great grandfather Jackson J. Fuller from slavery in South Carolina to freedom in DeSoto, Louisiana. Theresa was born... more

The Brewers..."A Black Family Searches for Its Roots" with Beatryce Nivens Learn why would whites in a small Southern town put a black woman's obituary in the family scrapbook? Why would one of the cousin's treasure it so long?... more

Join the enthusiastic Coordinators of the first Midwest African American Genealogical Institute of St. Louis, and hosted by the historic Harris-Stowe State University for an exciting discussion of the courses offered over a three day... more