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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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Based on the genealogy blog Reclaiming Kin, this new publication includes over 200 pages of some of the best posts from the blog arranged in the following chapters: (1) Records and Resources, (2) Evidence Analysis, (3) Slave Research, (4) Research Tips and (5) Robyn's Family Research. There is something of value here for all genealogists, whether you consider yourself a beginner or an intermediate/advanced level research, no matter the geographical location or time period and no matter your race or ethnicity. Robyn N. Smith Robyn has been researching her family and others for 18 years. An engineer by day, Robyn applies those research and problem-solving skills to the field of genealogy. She specializes in Maryland research, African-American and slavery research and court records. Robyn has a strong interest in promoting the documentation of communities and emphasizing the use of proper genealogical standards. Robyn teaches an Advanced African-American Genealogy class part-time at Howard Community College in Columbia, MD. She also lectures and writes about family history research. She is also the author of a genealogy blog called Reclaiming Kin which can be viewed at http://www.reclaimingkin.com, and the author of the book ?The Best of Reclaiming Kin,? which is available for purchase at the website.
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?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

From Family History to Community History - the Chowan Discovery Group Story with Marvin T. Jones, Executive Director of the Chowan Discovery Group(CDG). The mission of the Chowan Discovery Group is to research, document,... more

"Maximize Your Genealogy Research at the Alexandria Library, Special Collections", with Leslie Anderson. Natonne Elaine Kemp welcomes Leslie Anderson, Reference Librarian in Special Collections, Alexandria Library and... more

Dower Slaves and Administrative Court Action Court minutes are a chronological listing of events and persons presented to the appropriate assembly or court. They are rarely indexed by name, but contain very rich genealogical... more