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Research at the National Archives and Beyond!

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Research at the National Archives and Beyond!
Research at the National Archives and Beyond!

Research at the National Archives and Beyond!

BerniceBennett

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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".

Latest Episodes

African American Homesteaders of the Great Plains with Jacob K. Friefeld

This project seeks to learn, preserve, and disseminate the story of African Americans who homesteaded in the Great Plains. The project is a collaborative effort with Nicodemus National Historic Site and the Homestead National Monument of America. It is partially funded by the National Park Service and the National Trust for Historic Preservation's African American Cultural Heritage Action Fund. The project is producing a general survey of black homesteaders in eight plains states. The research will create the first extensive database of black homesteaders in these states. The project also focuses on six important black homesteading communities or "colonies": Blackdom, NM; Nicodemus, KS; DeWitty, NE; Empire, WY; Dearfield, CO; and Sully County, SD. They are the largest and longest-lived communities in each state. The project is currently working with local partners to build historic markers near the Empire and Sully County sites. Jacob K. Friefeld is a Research Fellow at the Center for Great Plains Studies at the University of Nebraska. He is coauthor ofHomesteading the Plains: Toward a New History(2017). He is currently studying the history of black homesteaders in the Great Plains. His most recent coauthored article inGreat Plains Quarterly"African American Homesteader'Colonies' in the Settling of the Great Plains" explores the history of six black homesteader communities. https://www.unl.edu/plains/homesteading-research Friefeld@unl.edu

69 MINJUN 28
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African American Homesteaders of the Great Plains with Jacob K. Friefeld

The Virtue of Cain with Kevin Cherry, Sr. and Linda Cherry, PhD

This show will focuson the short but extraordinary life of Reconstruction era Senator Lawrence Cain of Edgefield, South Carolina. He was considered an honorable and virtuous man and helped shape South Carolina politics between 1865 and 1877 as one of the leaders of the Radical Republican movement. He rose above numerous obstacles to go from slave to state senator. Over 150 years ago he was at the epicenter of social injustice and racism in South Carolina and became a major leader who fought for political and civil rights. The facts of his life had been forgotten like much of African American history during Reconstruction. Now the facts and reality of his life have been rediscovered by Lawrence Cain's great great-grandson in this new book with the help of family, genealogy research, archived papers and genetic DNA results.. Kevin Cherrygraduated from James Madison University in Virginiaand started on a 30 year career in business development and technical sales including AT&T and 20 y...

53 MINJUN 7
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The Virtue of Cain with Kevin Cherry, Sr. and Linda Cherry, PhD

DNA Company Marketing to the African American Consumer - A Panel Discussion

Tune in to hear genealogistsLuke Alexander, Lisa Fanning, Tyrone Goodwyn and Andre Kearns discuss and share their perspectives on the challenges and opportunities DNA test companies face in marketing to the African American consumer. Andre Kearns is a genealogist, public speaker, commentator and writer. He regularly shares his research findings at his website www.cumbofamily.com. He also blogs on race, culture, history and genealogy at https://medium.com/@andrekearns. Lisa Ann Fanning is a genealogist, family historian, diversity and inclusion strategist, and award-winning artist. She also specializes in genetic genealogy and using DNA to help adoptees locate their birth families. Luke Alexander is a genealogist and community historian with a focus on FPOC/Indigenous heritage in the Carolinas, and as vice-president of the Benjamin & Edith Spaulding Descendants Foundation, Inc. (spauldingfamily.org) is engaged in philanthropic activities in his FPOC ancestral hometown Farmers Union, ...

77 MINMAY 31
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DNA Company Marketing to the African American Consumer - A Panel Discussion

Freedmen of the Frontier with Angela Walton-Raji

Angela Walton is a descendant of Choctaw Freedmen--former people enslaved in the Choctaw Nation, by Choctaw Indians. Since discovering her family records in 1991 at the National Archives, she has devoted herself over the years to research Freedmen from all of the former slave-holding tribes of Oklahoma. These are Cherokee, Choctaw, Chickasaw, Creek and Seminole Nations. She is the only nationally known genealogist who has this specialty, and she had developed a unique perspective of telling stories about the former slaves--the Freedmen from these tribes. Her new book is "Freedmen of the Frontier," which grew out of a project in 2017 where she documented 52 Freedmen families, over 52 weeks---the entire year. In 2018, she decided to turn those 52 blog posts into a 2-volume book set reflecting stories of these 52 families she profiled. She is a blogger, and podcaster and she claims both Arkansas and Oklahoma as her home states. She has a degree in Spanish from St. Louis University and ...

60 MINAPR 26
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Freedmen of the Frontier with Angela Walton-Raji

They Had Names: Documenting the Enslaved in Liberty County, Georgia - Stacy Cole

In 2017, an enslaver's descendant found his 1841 will naming eleven enslaved African Americans. She started trying to research them, and quickly found the difficulties confronting those seeking their African-American ancestors' stories. When she realized she had access to information they would have trouble finding, she created a website -- TheyHadNames.net -- to document the many African-American names found in antebellum Liberty County records. More than 5,000 names from wills, estate inventories, bills of sale, deeds of collateral, and church records have so far been added to the site. These names are missing from other published compilations of these records. The eleven enslaved people who inspired the site have not been forgotten. The search continues but so far five of their descendants now have their family history back to 1793. Stacy Ashmore Cole retired from the federal civil service in 2014 to Brunswick, Georgia. She began researching her family history, a hobby that quick...

63 MINAPR 19
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They Had Names: Documenting the Enslaved in Liberty County, Georgia - Stacy Cole

Big Family Search Project with Pamela Bailey

Pamela Bailey is a nationally published author, a singer-songwriter, and a self-described Carolina Daughter.She is descended from enslaved people from the Pee Dee region of South Carolina.Pamela earned her MFA Degree in Non-fiction Creative Writing from Queens University of Charlotte, North Carolina, and her undergraduate degree in Business Marketing from South Carolina State University in Orangeburg, South Carolina Pamela has created a project called the Big Family Search,and she is using social media, DNA testing, and accessible technology to reunite descendants from various branches of her ancestral family. Their South Carolina ancestors were separated by forced migration between the Revolutionary War and the Civil War when the domestic slave trade boomed at the end of the Transatlantic Slave Trade around 1808. She is creating a documentary project about her family’s reunification in an effort to shed light on this important, but often neglected part of American history.

67 MINAPR 12
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Big Family Search Project with Pamela Bailey

Tracing Their Steps: A Memoir -Bernice Alexander Bennett and Angela Walton-Raji

Join author Bernice Alexander Bennett and Angela Walton-Raji for a conversation about Tracing Their Steps- A Memoir. Bernicewill discuss her journey to verify her grandmotherMaBecky’s story about a lot of land her grandfather Peter Clark, owned in Maurepas, La. Using the bits and pieces shared by MaBeckyand conducting painstaking research through an array of obstacles,Bennett identifiedtheland her 2x great grandfather acquired under the Homestead Act of 1862. But, hewas not alone: other African American men also acquired land and supported each other in the application process.Tracing Their Steps: A Memoir will take the reader on a journey to learn how the power of oral history can serve as a guide to capturing not only a beautiful family history, but untold African American history as well. https://www.amazon.com/gp/product/1733648402/ref=as_li_tl?ie=UTF8&tag=reseatthenati-20&camp=1789&creative=9325&linkCode=as2&creativeASIN=1733648402&linkId=a2b8626f0b2604ea0ee256e3dd8be82e

64 MINMAR 29
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Tracing Their Steps: A Memoir -Bernice Alexander Bennett and Angela Walton-Raji

Early Federal Census Worksheet with Donna Cox Baker

The Early Federal Census Worksheet is a genealogy spreadsheet application for Microsoft Excel that allows the easy capture of the decennial U.S. federal census data from 1790 to 1860. Lining up data over time, it creates a visual comparison of the changing composition and geographical locations of families, including white, free nonwhite, and enslaved members of any given U.S. household. Donna Cox Baker is editor-in-chief of Alabama Heritage magazine, headquartered at the University of Alabama She has a PhD in history, hosts the Golden Egg Genealogist blog (gegboundcom) and cofounded the Beyond Kin Project (beyondkin.org.) She is author of two books: Views of the Future State: Afterlife Beliefs in the Deep South, 1820–1865 (2018) and Zotero for Genealogists: Harnessing the Power of Your Research (2019). Music by AK Alexander - composer, musician and producer

60 MINMAR 22
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Early Federal Census Worksheet with Donna Cox Baker

Images of America: African Americans in Tangipahoa and St. Helena Parishes

Join Author Dr. Antoinette Harrell for a discussion of her new publication - Images of America: African Americans in Tangipahoa and St. Helena Parishes. Leonard Smith III, wrote the foreword for this publication. Dr. Harrell will discuss how she encouraged and mobilized the community to donate photos for this first everpublication in Tangipahoa and St. Helena Parishes. The Images in this series celebrates and documents the priceless images of African American people in the two Louisiana Florida Parishes. Each photograph and each title presents the distinctive stories from the past. Images of African American educators, farmers, pioneers, elected officials, business owners, and others are featured in this rich collection. The rich images tell the story and history of the undocumented history of people who called the Florida Parishes home.

56 MINMAR 15
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Images of America: African Americans in Tangipahoa and St. Helena Parishes

The Midwest African American Genealogy Institute

Join Angela Walton-Raji, Dr. Shelley Murphy, Janis Forte and Bernice Bennett for a discussion of the Tracks offered through MAAGI. The Midwest African American Genealogy Institute (MAAGI) is a place where attendees learn, research, and gain the tools neededto become a stellar genealogists and family history researchers. MAAGI is the only African American focused event offering a total of 78 classes over 3 days with evening lectures, and guided personalized instruction. In 2018, attendees selected a track in which they immersed themselves in a core curriculum for three days taking 7 different tracks, guided by nationally recognized instructors. Save the Dates: July 9 - 11, 2019 The Genealogy Centerat Allen County Library, Ft. Wayne, Indiana

61 MINMAR 8
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The Midwest African American Genealogy Institute

Latest Episodes

African American Homesteaders of the Great Plains with Jacob K. Friefeld

This project seeks to learn, preserve, and disseminate the story of African Americans who homesteaded in the Great Plains. The project is a collaborative effort with Nicodemus National Historic Site and the Homestead National Monument of America. It is partially funded by the National Park Service and the National Trust for Historic Preservation's African American Cultural Heritage Action Fund. The project is producing a general survey of black homesteaders in eight plains states. The research will create the first extensive database of black homesteaders in these states. The project also focuses on six important black homesteading communities or "colonies": Blackdom, NM; Nicodemus, KS; DeWitty, NE; Empire, WY; Dearfield, CO; and Sully County, SD. They are the largest and longest-lived communities in each state. The project is currently working with local partners to build historic markers near the Empire and Sully County sites. Jacob K. Friefeld is a Research Fellow at the Center for Great Plains Studies at the University of Nebraska. He is coauthor ofHomesteading the Plains: Toward a New History(2017). He is currently studying the history of black homesteaders in the Great Plains. His most recent coauthored article inGreat Plains Quarterly"African American Homesteader'Colonies' in the Settling of the Great Plains" explores the history of six black homesteader communities. https://www.unl.edu/plains/homesteading-research Friefeld@unl.edu

69 MINJUN 28
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African American Homesteaders of the Great Plains with Jacob K. Friefeld

The Virtue of Cain with Kevin Cherry, Sr. and Linda Cherry, PhD

This show will focuson the short but extraordinary life of Reconstruction era Senator Lawrence Cain of Edgefield, South Carolina. He was considered an honorable and virtuous man and helped shape South Carolina politics between 1865 and 1877 as one of the leaders of the Radical Republican movement. He rose above numerous obstacles to go from slave to state senator. Over 150 years ago he was at the epicenter of social injustice and racism in South Carolina and became a major leader who fought for political and civil rights. The facts of his life had been forgotten like much of African American history during Reconstruction. Now the facts and reality of his life have been rediscovered by Lawrence Cain's great great-grandson in this new book with the help of family, genealogy research, archived papers and genetic DNA results.. Kevin Cherrygraduated from James Madison University in Virginiaand started on a 30 year career in business development and technical sales including AT&T and 20 y...

53 MINJUN 7
Comments
The Virtue of Cain with Kevin Cherry, Sr. and Linda Cherry, PhD

DNA Company Marketing to the African American Consumer - A Panel Discussion

Tune in to hear genealogistsLuke Alexander, Lisa Fanning, Tyrone Goodwyn and Andre Kearns discuss and share their perspectives on the challenges and opportunities DNA test companies face in marketing to the African American consumer. Andre Kearns is a genealogist, public speaker, commentator and writer. He regularly shares his research findings at his website www.cumbofamily.com. He also blogs on race, culture, history and genealogy at https://medium.com/@andrekearns. Lisa Ann Fanning is a genealogist, family historian, diversity and inclusion strategist, and award-winning artist. She also specializes in genetic genealogy and using DNA to help adoptees locate their birth families. Luke Alexander is a genealogist and community historian with a focus on FPOC/Indigenous heritage in the Carolinas, and as vice-president of the Benjamin & Edith Spaulding Descendants Foundation, Inc. (spauldingfamily.org) is engaged in philanthropic activities in his FPOC ancestral hometown Farmers Union, ...

77 MINMAY 31
Comments
DNA Company Marketing to the African American Consumer - A Panel Discussion

Freedmen of the Frontier with Angela Walton-Raji

Angela Walton is a descendant of Choctaw Freedmen--former people enslaved in the Choctaw Nation, by Choctaw Indians. Since discovering her family records in 1991 at the National Archives, she has devoted herself over the years to research Freedmen from all of the former slave-holding tribes of Oklahoma. These are Cherokee, Choctaw, Chickasaw, Creek and Seminole Nations. She is the only nationally known genealogist who has this specialty, and she had developed a unique perspective of telling stories about the former slaves--the Freedmen from these tribes. Her new book is "Freedmen of the Frontier," which grew out of a project in 2017 where she documented 52 Freedmen families, over 52 weeks---the entire year. In 2018, she decided to turn those 52 blog posts into a 2-volume book set reflecting stories of these 52 families she profiled. She is a blogger, and podcaster and she claims both Arkansas and Oklahoma as her home states. She has a degree in Spanish from St. Louis University and ...

60 MINAPR 26
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Freedmen of the Frontier with Angela Walton-Raji

They Had Names: Documenting the Enslaved in Liberty County, Georgia - Stacy Cole

In 2017, an enslaver's descendant found his 1841 will naming eleven enslaved African Americans. She started trying to research them, and quickly found the difficulties confronting those seeking their African-American ancestors' stories. When she realized she had access to information they would have trouble finding, she created a website -- TheyHadNames.net -- to document the many African-American names found in antebellum Liberty County records. More than 5,000 names from wills, estate inventories, bills of sale, deeds of collateral, and church records have so far been added to the site. These names are missing from other published compilations of these records. The eleven enslaved people who inspired the site have not been forgotten. The search continues but so far five of their descendants now have their family history back to 1793. Stacy Ashmore Cole retired from the federal civil service in 2014 to Brunswick, Georgia. She began researching her family history, a hobby that quick...

63 MINAPR 19
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They Had Names: Documenting the Enslaved in Liberty County, Georgia - Stacy Cole

Big Family Search Project with Pamela Bailey

Pamela Bailey is a nationally published author, a singer-songwriter, and a self-described Carolina Daughter.She is descended from enslaved people from the Pee Dee region of South Carolina.Pamela earned her MFA Degree in Non-fiction Creative Writing from Queens University of Charlotte, North Carolina, and her undergraduate degree in Business Marketing from South Carolina State University in Orangeburg, South Carolina Pamela has created a project called the Big Family Search,and she is using social media, DNA testing, and accessible technology to reunite descendants from various branches of her ancestral family. Their South Carolina ancestors were separated by forced migration between the Revolutionary War and the Civil War when the domestic slave trade boomed at the end of the Transatlantic Slave Trade around 1808. She is creating a documentary project about her family’s reunification in an effort to shed light on this important, but often neglected part of American history.

67 MINAPR 12
Comments
Big Family Search Project with Pamela Bailey

Tracing Their Steps: A Memoir -Bernice Alexander Bennett and Angela Walton-Raji

Join author Bernice Alexander Bennett and Angela Walton-Raji for a conversation about Tracing Their Steps- A Memoir. Bernicewill discuss her journey to verify her grandmotherMaBecky’s story about a lot of land her grandfather Peter Clark, owned in Maurepas, La. Using the bits and pieces shared by MaBeckyand conducting painstaking research through an array of obstacles,Bennett identifiedtheland her 2x great grandfather acquired under the Homestead Act of 1862. But, hewas not alone: other African American men also acquired land and supported each other in the application process.Tracing Their Steps: A Memoir will take the reader on a journey to learn how the power of oral history can serve as a guide to capturing not only a beautiful family history, but untold African American history as well. https://www.amazon.com/gp/product/1733648402/ref=as_li_tl?ie=UTF8&tag=reseatthenati-20&camp=1789&creative=9325&linkCode=as2&creativeASIN=1733648402&linkId=a2b8626f0b2604ea0ee256e3dd8be82e

64 MINMAR 29
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Tracing Their Steps: A Memoir -Bernice Alexander Bennett and Angela Walton-Raji

Early Federal Census Worksheet with Donna Cox Baker

The Early Federal Census Worksheet is a genealogy spreadsheet application for Microsoft Excel that allows the easy capture of the decennial U.S. federal census data from 1790 to 1860. Lining up data over time, it creates a visual comparison of the changing composition and geographical locations of families, including white, free nonwhite, and enslaved members of any given U.S. household. Donna Cox Baker is editor-in-chief of Alabama Heritage magazine, headquartered at the University of Alabama She has a PhD in history, hosts the Golden Egg Genealogist blog (gegboundcom) and cofounded the Beyond Kin Project (beyondkin.org.) She is author of two books: Views of the Future State: Afterlife Beliefs in the Deep South, 1820–1865 (2018) and Zotero for Genealogists: Harnessing the Power of Your Research (2019). Music by AK Alexander - composer, musician and producer

60 MINMAR 22
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Early Federal Census Worksheet with Donna Cox Baker

Images of America: African Americans in Tangipahoa and St. Helena Parishes

Join Author Dr. Antoinette Harrell for a discussion of her new publication - Images of America: African Americans in Tangipahoa and St. Helena Parishes. Leonard Smith III, wrote the foreword for this publication. Dr. Harrell will discuss how she encouraged and mobilized the community to donate photos for this first everpublication in Tangipahoa and St. Helena Parishes. The Images in this series celebrates and documents the priceless images of African American people in the two Louisiana Florida Parishes. Each photograph and each title presents the distinctive stories from the past. Images of African American educators, farmers, pioneers, elected officials, business owners, and others are featured in this rich collection. The rich images tell the story and history of the undocumented history of people who called the Florida Parishes home.

56 MINMAR 15
Comments
Images of America: African Americans in Tangipahoa and St. Helena Parishes

The Midwest African American Genealogy Institute

Join Angela Walton-Raji, Dr. Shelley Murphy, Janis Forte and Bernice Bennett for a discussion of the Tracks offered through MAAGI. The Midwest African American Genealogy Institute (MAAGI) is a place where attendees learn, research, and gain the tools neededto become a stellar genealogists and family history researchers. MAAGI is the only African American focused event offering a total of 78 classes over 3 days with evening lectures, and guided personalized instruction. In 2018, attendees selected a track in which they immersed themselves in a core curriculum for three days taking 7 different tracks, guided by nationally recognized instructors. Save the Dates: July 9 - 11, 2019 The Genealogy Centerat Allen County Library, Ft. Wayne, Indiana

61 MINMAR 8
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The Midwest African American Genealogy Institute