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Researching Your Family History with Leonard Smith III

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Leonard Smith III, has spent countless hours documenting his roots. His search has taken him to Orleans, Accension, Assumption, Iberville, St. James, Lafourche and Terrebonne parishes. Louisiana State Archives, and the National Archives in Washington, DC. 

Leonard search began when he would visit with his maternal grandmother Lettie. She would talk about her childhood, family history and " living in the county." As a proud grandmother, this was her way of passing on precious memories to the next generation. 

He developed a company named LS3 Studios. LS3 Studios was born with the purpose to help others "find their roots." They are a multimedia production company that produces family video biographies. This service include video recording, interviewing, documenting oral family histories as well as coaching other personal historians. This studio also conducting innovative genealogy storyteling workshops and how to produce mini-docuementaries. 

Leonard is also the author of " A Beginners' Guide to Searching Family History, a book designed to point you in the right direction on where to search for your ancestrors.

Please join host Antoinette Harrell and co-host Dr. Okpara Nosakhere for this upcoming with Leonard Smith III.