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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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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, into slavery and then back into freedom. Freedom papers is the 2012 Recipient of the Albert J. Beveridge Award and the James A. Rawley Prize in Atlantic History - American Historical Association. Scott teaches history and law at the University of Michigan. She is also a recipient of the Guggenheim Fellowship and a member of the American Academy of Arts and Sciences.
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Robyn Smith has been researching her family and others for 17 years. An engineer by day, Robyn makes good use of those research and problem-solving skills in the field of genealogy. She specializes in Maryland research,... more

Located in Sandy Spring, Maryland, the Theatre Ministry of the Olive Branch Community Church developed ?Stories on the Way to Sandy Spring? in honor of the 2011 observance for Maryland Emancipation Day. This vignette, based on... more

The Genetic Genealogy Handbook: The Basics and Beyond by Emily D. Aulicino Finally, in the rapidly evolving field of genetic genealogy an up-to-date resource is here! Born out of necessity to update the available information in this rapidly... more

Genealogist Angela Walton-Raji has committed herself to sharing information with the descendants of the Freedmen of Indian Territory--which is now Oklahoma. She is the author of the book Black Indian Genealogy Research:... more

Janis Forté is a genealogist, writer and lecturer who has received awards and citations for her research achievements. She the Chair of the Afro- American Genealogical and Historical Society of Chicago (AAGHSC). In 2009 –... 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

As a genealogist specializing in the use of technology and social media to improve genealogical research and to interact with others in the family history community, Thomas MacEntee relies upon his 25 years of experience in the... more

Happy New Year - 2014! Are you doing too much and unable to do it all? Are you stressed out, not exercising, sleeping or eating the right foods? Is your career, hobby, volunteer work and social media consuming your life? What about your... more

Join retired attorney, genealogist and tour provider Sarah Cato for a discussion of the 56th United States Colored Infantry recognition program The St. Louis African American History and Geneaology Society spearheaded the recognition of the... more

Redicovering Your Kinship Village through documentation and DNA testing. 9pm eastern, 8pm central, 7pm mountain, 6pm pacific Motivational speaker and genealogist Michael Williams will share his epic 17-year adoption search and... more