Research at the National Archives&Beyond


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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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Michael N. Henderson, Author, Lecturer, Family History Researcher will explore the reasons why leaving a legacy of your genealogy research is important. Michael Nolden Henderson, Lieutenant Commander, U.S. Navy retired, began his genealogy journey almost 30 years ago. Henderson is the author of Got Proof! My Genealogical Journey Through the Use of Documentation, his memoir detailing his discovery of an enslaved ancestor who gained her freedom in Spanish colonial Louisiana in 1779. In 2014, he was awarded finalist in the 50th Georgia Author of the Year Awards from the Georgia Writer's Association. Henderson is the first and only African American member of the Georgia Society, Sons of the American Revolution. He is also a member of other lineage societies, including the General Society of the War of 1812. He is a lecturer who speaks frequently to groups nationwide, and is the recipient of the 2013 James Dent Walker Award for Excellence in African American Genealogical Research. He is a native of New Orleans, and a graduate of Xavier University.
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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. ( 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

Have you discovered that your ancestors are from Virginia and have no idea where to begin? Please join Natonne Elaine Kemp- family historian, researcher and writer for a journey through Virginia Genealogical Resources. This... more

Join Mark Engler and Blake Bell to explore the rich history of the Homestead Act of 1862 and the impact it has had on land acquisitions throughout the United States. Mark Engler is the Superintendent for the Homestead National... more

The Story of Walter H. Williams: A Man Who Made a Difference. Guest- Beverly B. Woods. Beverly Babin Woods is a genealogist, writer and lecturer with her ancestral roots based in Louisiana. "In her life time, she has traveled and lived... more