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Cover shot for Michael Leclerc's episode of the Genealogy Professional Podcast.

Genealogy Professional Podcast

I listen to many podcasts. They cover a wide variety of subjects, including genealogy, history, education, business, music, film, politics, current events, and comedy. One of my favorites genealogy podcasters has always been my friend Marian Pierre-Louis. Among her many activities is the Genealogy Professional Podcast. It targets professional genealogists as well as those transitioning…
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In The News

In the News September 18, 2017

The following stories captured my interest this week. African-American neighborhoods in Maryland, the history of zero, hobos in the Great Depression, the history of tea in Britain, and mirror balls.   Amid Festival Fun, a Serious Pasion for African-American History in Baltimore County
The Baltimore Sun reported on the Baltimore County African American Cultural Festival, which…
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In The News

5 in the News September 11, 2017

The following stories captured my interest this week. From ancient earthquakes and Viking DNA to modern crimes and architecture, they tell us much about out past. DNA Proves Viking Women Were Powerful Warriors “An elaborate Viking Age grave in Sweden holds the remains of a decorated female warrior from the 10th century, providing the first…
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Black beach in Maryland.

5 In the News

How Maryland Black Beaches are Becoming Staples of American History Between the 1920s and 1960s, there weren’t many beaches where African-Americans could freely enjoy themselves without encountering discrimination. So, Carr’s Beach and just a few other beaches in the D.C. area became a safe space. Legends such as James Brown and Jackie Wilson would perform…
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American Society of Genealogists' Website Homepage.

ASG Scholar Award

For 77 years, the American Society of Genealogists is the most prestigious organization in our field. Membership is limited to 50 individuals who are leading published scholars in the field of American genealogy. It promotes the highest standards of scholarship in the field. Each year they present the ASG Scholar Award. This annual scholarship provides…
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Sons and Daughters of the US Middle Passage website homepage.

Sons and Daughtes of the U.S. Middle Passage

Lineage societies have long played a role in honoring the history of our nation. We tend to think of them as old (sometimes stodgy) organizations. But new lineage societies are formed all the time. One of the newer ones and one that is long overdue is the Sons and Daughters of the U.S. Middle Passage…
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Title page of Benjamin Church article in the New England Historical and Genealogical Register.

Trust But Verify: The Story of Dr. Benjamin Church’s Family

Family historians utilize a large number of sources for our research. This includes compilations as well as original records. We must read all of these carefully and critically in order to reach properly supported conclusions. This includes published information on major historical figures as well as average everyday people, and works by well-known individuals as…
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