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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

The ?Todd's? telling our Story from Virginia to Kentucky. Underwood Etc. vs Underwood's Executor, 1830, Federal Records, United States Circuit Court Records, 5th Circuit Court, obtained from the Library of Virginia's Manuscripts Collection in Richmond. The library is a wealth of knowledge and you can find books, periodicals, reference material and if you look real hard, you will find your ancestors hanging out in the library collections just waiting to be discovered. Starting ca. 20 April 1826 and ending 19 December 1830, there was a lawsuit brought by the heirs of Jane Pollard Dandridge Underwood against James Underwood, her estate executor. This lawsuit was filed by the heirs to recover the slaves and the income they had produced from James Underwood. As a descendant of enslaved ancestors, you can only research so far before you hit a brick wall. However, it is possible to go beyond that brick wall and find incredible information about your family's past. Phyllis Grimes is a graduate of Arizona State University where she graduated with a Bachelor of Science in Justice Studies. Phyllis held various positions working for the Maricopa County Superior Court System and is an employee for the State of Arizona as an Investigator. Phyllis' passion is researching her family history and she has been involved in genealogical research for over the past 20 years. While researching her history, she has gained a greater appreciation for early American History. She holds the position of the Family Historian/Genealogist for her family.
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On-Demand Episodes

Rebroadcast "Do Your Roots Need Untangling? If So, Try Stepping Out on a Limb! Cluster Genealogy May Hold the Clue" "Our ancestors lived among many, therefore we can not research them as if they lived in isolation. Researching our... more

Natonne Elaine Kemp welcomes author Sydney Nathans, Ph.D. for a discussion of his book TO FREE A FAMILY! TO FREE A FAMILY is the story of Mary Walker, an enslaved woman from North Carolina who escaped bondage in 1848,... more

Mixed Race Studies with Steven Riley Natonne Elaine Kemp co host, welcomes Steven Riley the creator of MixedRaceStudies.org for an enagaging discussion of a non-commercial website that provides a gateway to contemporary... more

Culinary History of African Americans with Dr. Leni A. Sorensen Are you curious about the diets of enslaved Africans in the new world? Do you wonder what was eaten and how it was prepared? Natonne Elaine Kemp - co-host welcomes Dr.... more

To Serve the Living: Funeral Directors and the African American Way of Death with Suzanne E. Smith Suzanne E. Smith is Professor of History in the Department of History and Art History at George Mason University. Her first... more

Ancestry Reconnection Program to Cameroon Gary Franklin host, welcomes Family Historian Callie Flournoy - Riser for a discussion of her journey to her roots via of Cameroon. This episode was produced and hosted by the participants... more

Rebroadcast 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... more

CeCe Moore and Shannon Christmas will discuss strategies for using autosomal DNA to resolve genealogical problems. CeCe Moore is a professional genetic genealogist and writes the popular blog Your Genetic Genealogist, where she... more

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