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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".

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Fatal Invention: How Science, Politics, and Big Business Re-create Race in the Twenty-first Century Dorothy Roberts, an acclaimed scholar of race, gender and the law, joined the University of Pennsylvania as its 14th Penn Integrates Knowledge Professor with a joint appointment in the Department of Sociology and the Law School where she also holds the inaugural Raymond Pace and Sadie Tanner Mosell Alexander chair. Her pathbreaking work in law and public policy focuses on urgent contemporary issues in health, social justice, and bioethics, especially as they impact the lives of women, children and African-Americans. Her major books include Fatal Invention: How Science, Politics, and Big Business Re-create Race in the Twenty-first Century (New Press, 2011); Shattered Bonds: The Color of Child Welfare (Basic Books, 2002), and Killing the Black Body: Race, Reproduction, and the Meaning of Liberty (Pantheon, 1997). She is the author of more than 80 scholarly articles and book chapters, as well as a co-editor of six books on such topics as constitutional law and women and the law.
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Have you ever wondered if your surname is unique to a particular region of the country? Stephanie Martin Quaitte shared her research in the Florida Parishes of Southeast Louisiana. This research will provide other researchers an opportunity... more

Join Margo Lee Williams with Host Bernice Bennett for a moving discussion of her research to uncover the story of her Quaker ancestor Miles Lassiter. This story follows her research through court records and the Carolina countryside to... more

Join Gwendolyn Olson as she describes the process of identifying and documenting the slaves on the Lipscomb Plantation in Durham, NC. Gwendolyn Olson is a Registered Nurse at Stanford Hospital in the California Bay Area. Her... more

The ACPL Genealogy Center is a unique and valuable resource with one of the largest research collections available, incorporating records from around the world. Curt B. Witcher is the Senior Manager for Special Collections at the Allen... more

Charles Brown, Jr., provides a moving account of his quest to find truth concerning his family in Missouri. Charles Brown is the President of St. Louis African American History & Genealogy Society. He was born and raised in the... more

Join Art Thomas as he describes why and how he started on his family history and genealogical journey and the advances and changes he has noticed in the past 20-25 years. Art Thomas has been involved in genealogy for 25 years.... more

Conducting Slave Era Research Part II is a continuation of the discussion on strategic approaches to finding your enslaved ancestors. A majority of the show will respond to questions from the listening audience. Aaron Dorsey, has been... more

From the Slums of Soweto to the Success in America Join my special guest Doctor Arthur Mcunu, Jr. for a moving story of his life and new book. (http://www.zuluchestcutter.com) Doctor Arthur N.S. Mcunu was born in Soweto,... more

Join Tonya A. Browder - Director of the Tompkins Memorial Library to learn about the rich history and historical documents and genealogical information available in Edgefield County, South Carolina. Since becoming Director, Tonya A. Browder... more

Conducting Slave Era Research will help the learner understand basic genealogical strategies to finding enslaved ancestors. Aaron Dorsey, a native of Oakland, California has been doing genealogical research for over 10 years. His... more

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