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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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Nicka Smith is a professional photographer, speaker, and documentarian with more than 16 years of experience as a genealogist. She has extensive experience in African ancestored genealogy, reverse genealogy, and family... more

Rebroadcast A Chosen Exile: A History of Racial Passing in American Life, published by Harvard University Press, examines the phenomenon of racial passing in the United States from the late eighteenth century to the present.... more

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... more

Have you searched for records and finally found that special person you have been looking for? So what? What does the record tell you? Is this all that you need? Join Dr. Shelley Murphy, aka "familytreegirl" for a discussion on the "SO... more

Tonya M. Hull has been researching for 30 years. She is a genealogical researcher, lecturer and writer. She was the lead researcher for the PBS series it's A Family Reunion, Co-Author of ?African Americans of Giles County?.... more

Explore the new Genetic Genealogy Standards ( www.geneticgenealogystandards.com), GEDmatch.com, and genetic genealogy in general with Blaine Bettinger, Ph.D., J.D. Blaine Bettinger, Ph.D. (Biochemistry),... more

Forgotten Black Soldiers Who Served in White Regiments During The Civil War: Volumes I and II Dr. Juanita Patience Moss is the great granddaughter of a Civil War veteran, the granddaughter of a northeastern Pennsylvania... more

Holt Cemetery, New Orleans' still-active potter's field, has been a subject of concern for many groups in recent years. Families with loved ones interred there have been worried about neglect and misuse of the cemetery, even as the city... more

James H. Commander utilized genealogical research techniques to author his book, Love At Our Roots: How Freedom Became A Force For Change. His book has been accepted into the prestigious Schomburg Center for Research... more

Problem Solving in Genealogical Research (Strategies / ideas for breaking through your genealogy brick walls.) MARY M. TEDESCO is a professional genealogist, speaker, and author. She is a Host / Genealogist on the PBS TV... more