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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 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".

Upcoming Broadcasts

?Who Owned Solomon? A Case study of 19th Century African American Research? – Many African American researchers struggle to break through the brick wall of slavery. This discussion will look at the strategies used by Janice Lovelace to identify her ancestors' slave-owners through the use of military, land, probate and court records. Janice Lovelace, Ph.D. a genealogist who primarily lectures and writes on health, genetics, research methodology and her ethnic minority heritage, lives and lectures primarily in the West. A licensed psychologist (with an undergraduate degree in Biology), she recently retired from 30 years of tenured college teaching in the social sciences, including women's studies and American Cultural studies. Janice is a member of APG, GSG, AAGHS and several local societies.
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On-Demand Episodes

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

Bernice Bennett welcomes Judy Riffel, a professional genealogist for an engaging discussion about what you need to know about records and documents in Louisiana. Judy has authored numerous books and articles on... more

This show will motivate you to create the story that puts your ancestor's life into the context of where they lived, celebrated and experienced a multitude of life events, and died. Telling the real story is what genealogy is all about! Do you... more

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