Research at the National Archives and Beyond!
About This Show
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".
Most Recent Episode
Malagasy Roots with Wendy Wilson Fall, PhD and Teresa Vega
5 days ago
Wendy Wilson Fall and Teresa Vega will share the history and origin of Malagasy Roots and how DNA testing can help identify your Malagasy ancestry.
Wendy Wilson Fall is Associate Professor and Program Chair of the Africana Studies Program at Lafayette College. Wilson-Fall has a PhD from Howard University’s African Studies Center, with a concentration in Social Anthropology. Her research engages questions of socio-cultural change and ethnic identity. She has published numerous journal articles and book chapters on these themes, including work from her field research in West Africa as well as her work in the U.S. on African American family narratives. At Lafayette College she and colleagues have built an interactive website using GIS visualization to explore the early demographics of families claiming Malagasy ancestry at http://digital.lafayette.edu/collections/madagascar. Her book, Memories of Madagascar and the Black Atlantic was released in October, 2015 by Ohio University Press.
Teresa Vega's background in cultural anthropology helped her to research her ancestral roots. She began blogging to document the genealogy research she had been doing over the past several years. She is a proud member of both the NJ and NY Chapters of the Afro-American Historical and Genealogical Society (AAGHS) and the Facebook Group African American Genealogy & Slave Ancestry Research. Since 2014,Teresa is the co-administrator of FTDNA's Malagasy Roots Project with CeCe Moore and a descendant of Malagasy enslaved people going back to the late 1600s and early 1700s from New York and Virginia.