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Welcome to Research at the National Archives and Beyond! This show will provide individuals interested in genealogy 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 Slaves Have Names: Ancestors of my Home tells the stories of the people who were enslaved on the plantation where Cumbo-Floyd was raised in Central Virginia. It's the story of her journey to get to know these extraordinary people and to understand her debt to them as well as our nation's continued struggles around race and the legacy of slavery. Andi Cumbo-Floyd is a writer, historian, and genealogist who area of focus is the history and legacy of slavery in the United States. She lives in the Blue Ridge Mountains of Virginia, where she and her husband run a small farm with goats, chickens, and big, fluffy dogs.
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Join author, genealogist, community activist, television and blogtalkradio show host Antoinette Harrell for a discussion of her dedication to family, preservation of records, genealogical research and social justice. Ms. Harrell brings over 20... more

CeCe Moore and Shannon Christmas will discuss strategies for using autosomal DNA to resolve your genealogical problems. CeCe Moore is a professional genetic genealogist and writes the popular blog Your Genetic Genealogist, where she... more

The Barbados and Carolinas Connection with Rhoda Green Most Barbadians today are unaware or disinterested about their linkages to the Carolinas. However, Rhoda Green recognizes that the past impacts the present each day.... more

African Americans of Alexandria, Virginia Beacons of Light in the Twentieth Century Char McCargo Bah, Christa Watters, Audrey P. Davis, Gwendolyn Brown-Henderson and James E. Henson Sr. This show will explore a new book... more

The Black Russian with Vladimir Alexandrov Bernice Bennett host welcomes Vladimir Alexandrov, Ph.D., for an engaging discussion of his book, The Black Russian. He will explore the process of researching and writing this compelling... more

"Slavery, Freedom and Reunion in a Colonial Connecticut Town" with Grant Hayter-Menzies, Daryl D'Angelo and Donald Roddy In June 1759, Norwich, Connecticut businessman Benajah Bushnell sold Guy Drock, a slave of African... more

Black Slaves, Indian Masters: Slavery, Emancipation, and Citizenship in the Native American South with Barbara Krauthamer. Bernice Bennett welcomes Barbara Krauthamer, Associate Professor of History at the University of... more

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. Census, you will see several large families. In some cases, you... more

GHOSTS AND SHADOWS OF ANDERSONVILLE Bernice Bennett host welcomes Robert Scott Davis for a discussion of how slaves helped to liberate imprisoned Union soldiers from behind the Confederate lines. He will also share... more

Black Coral: A Daughter's Apology To Her Asian Island Mother with Clergywoman, Theologian, Communications Designer and author, The Rt. Reverend Dr. Cheryl D. Holmes-Miller aka Bishop Miller, M.S., MDiv. She tells... more