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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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Rebroadcast Rebecca J. Scott, author of Freedom Papers: An Atlantic Odyssey in the Age of Emancipation, and co-authored with Jean M. Hébrard, will discuss how they traced one family across five generations and three continents,... more

Join authors Lawrence N. Powell and Rebecca J. Scott for two engaging discussions about their books. Lawrence N. Powell author of The Accidental City: Improvising New Orleans (Harvard, 2012) provides an account of the first two... more

Rebroadcast Fathers of Conscience Mixed-Race Inheritance in the Antebellum South Bernice Bennett and Natonne Elaine Kemp welcome author Bernie D. Jones for an engaging discussion about her book - Fathers of Conscience -... more

Fathers of Conscience Mixed-Race Inheritance in the Antebellum South Bernice Bennett and Natonne Elaine Kemp welcome author Bernie D. Jones for an engaging discussion about her book - Fathers of Conscience - Mixed-Race... more

DearMYRTLE is the nom de plume of Pat Richley-Erickson, author of the award-winning DearMYRTLE Genealogy Blog, consistently among the top 5 family history blogs internationally, where her focus is on beginning genealogy topics.... more

Bernice Bennett welcomes David Lynch who brings a new approach to searching his Caribbean roots, specifically in the U.S. Virgin Islands, the former Danish West Indies. David used his 20 years of experience in scientific research to guide his... more

Rebroadcast Regina E. Mason the great great great granddaugther of William Grimes will share a moving discussion of her research and discovery of the first fugitive slave narrative.

Would you spend the night in an old slave cabin? What would it feel like? Are you willing to experience what the enslaved had to go through to survive? Bernice Bennett welcomes Joseph McGill, Jr., as he takes us on a journey to experience... more

Genealogy Education, What, When and Where? Explore and understand the various resources available to assist you in selecting the best genealogy education program for you. Bernice Bennett welcomes Beverly Rice, cg(sm) a... more

Natonne Elaine Kemp welcomes Tim Talbott a Teacher and Professional Development Coordinator at the Kentucky Historical Society (KHS) in Frankfort. He handles a number of education outreach responsibilities including... more

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