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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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Do you know about the African American 371st Infantry of World War I that fought in France? Did you know that Sonya R. Hodges has dedicated her life to research and honor the men who fought in World War I to honor the memory of these dedicated soldiers? Please join Sonya R. Hodges-Grantham and Douglas Culbreth for a discussion of the role played by the African American 371st Infantry Regiment in World War I to honor the memory of these dedicated soldiers. The 371st Infantry Regiment, an African American unit of mostly South Carolinians came from small towns like Sandy Springs, Anderson, Edgefield, Ninety-six and Laurens. The 371st was permitted to fight, after disembarking from their troop ship at a tiny French village in April of 1918 after learning that they had been transferred to the French army. The 371st was given French equipment, and had to turn in their prized Springfield rifles for French rifles. The unit was reorganized to fit the French army structure and spent the spring of 1918 training in French tactics, communicated via interpreters. That summer, the regiment was put into the line to relieve exhausted French and allied Italian units. Sonya Renae Hodges- Grantham is a mother, grandmother, genealogist, author, graver, historian, and researcher, with a motto of "Get The Job Done and Get It Done Right". She is the Founder and President of the World War I - 371st Historical Society. She is also the Founder of Cornbread Jubilee, an annual event that is held in honor of the corn crop, agriculture, and farming and Co-Founder of the Veterans Formation (1993) Columbia, South Carolina. She is sole Restorer/Curator of Childs Cemetery in South Carolina and has also authored two books.
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Gather at the Table: The Healing Journey of a Daughter of Slavery and a Son of the Slave Trade -- -- is the chronicle of a shared journey toward racial reconciliation. Informed by genealogy, it deals with race, social justice and... more

Bernice Bennett welcomes Linda McDowell an archival assistant at the Butler Center for Arkansas Studies in Little Rock. She is a member of the Arkansas Historical Association and was recently elected to the board. She is also a... more

Bernice Bennett is interviewed by Nichole Berlie who anchors First News at KETV in Omaha, Nebraska every weekday morning from 4:30 a.m. to 7 a.m. Bernice Bennett's BlogTalkRadio show offers a variety of experts who share a... more

Bernice Bennett welcomes archivist Claire Kluskens - a specialist in immigration, census, and other records of high genealogical value at the National Archives in Washington, DC for a discussion of the Microfilm Publication M1895, Slave... more

"Your Culture is Your Life Support System"! What do you know about your family history? Have the elders share stories with you? Have you considered writing your personal memoir that includes the oral history of your family and community?... more

9pm Eastern, 8pm Central, 7pm Mountain and 6pm Pacific. What can your DNA tell you about your ancestry and health? Do you have DNA results and don't know how to intrepret them? Has your DNA results revealed any surprises? Join host... more

9pm Est, 8pm Central, 7pm Mountain, 6pm Pacific Do you know what it takes to become a professional genealogist? Join host Bernice Bennett and Lisa B. Lee for a discussion of the process of what you need to know and do to become a... more

FEATURED ON THE BLOGTALKRADIO HOMEPAGE Join host Bernice Bennett and special guest Char McCargo Bah for a discussion on researching roomers and others documented in the household. When you are using the U.S.... more

9pm Est, 8pm Central, 7pm Mountain, 6pm Pacific Is genealogy just documenting your blood line or is it telling a larger story about the time and place your family lived? Dr. Pearl-Alice Marsh will answer this question and others as she... more

Join host Bernice Bennett and special guest Frazine K. Taylor for an interesting genealogical journey through records in Alabama. Film maker Thomas Allen Harris will join us for a quick update on his production Through A Lens Darkly.... more

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