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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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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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"Research Gems and Revelations at the National Archives" Have you explored all of the wonderful resources available at the National Archives? Do you often wonder what you could find? Join host Bernice Bennett and author and... more

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