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Kenyatta Berry on Frederick Douglass in England, Escapes of the Enslaved

Extreme Genes: Family History Radio

Fisher visits with slavery expert Kenyatta Berry. They talk about Frederick Douglass and how he and several other formerly enslaved men travelled to England in the 1840s to create international pressure on the United States to end slavery.

17 Nov 2020

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Kenyatta Berry On Escapes And Attempted Escapes Of The Enslaved

Extreme Genes: Family History Radio

Slavery expert Kenyatta Berry talks about formerly enslaved individuals who sailed to Britain in the late 1840s to reveal to the public there the horrors of slavery, and to create international pressure on the US to end it.

10 Nov 2020

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Episode 350 - Dr. Scott Woodward On Our Shared Blood With Neanderthals

Extreme Genes - America's Family History and Genealogy Radio Show & Podcast

Host Scott Fisher opens the show with David Allen Lambert, Chief Genealogist of the New England Historic Genealogical Society and AmericanAncestors.org. The guys begin talking about the coming International Conference on Jewish Genealogy. (Want to speak there in Philly next August? Their Call for Proposals is open through November 19!) David then shares the story about how the grandson of a couple who were lost in the Holocaust recently was presented with an important item that once belonged to his grandparents. Next, David talks about an important new database released by the New England Historic Genealogical Society. Might your ancestors names be in it?  The British Library has just released a remarkable collection of almost 18,000 maps tied to King George III! Black history Marine biologists have been recovering artifacts from 19th century slave ships and airplanes flown by the Tuskegee Airmen. Hear more about their project. Next, Fisher visits with Dr. Scott Woodward on our shared blood with Neanderthals and what that means in our fight with Covid-19. Then David Lambert returns for Ask Us Anything, as we take your questions. That’s all this week on Extreme Genes, America’s Family History Show!

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9 Nov 2020

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Episode 349 - Kenyatta Berry On Escapes And Attempted Escapes Of The Enslaved / Ancestry’s Todd Godfrey On Huge New Marriage Database

Extreme Genes - America's Family History and Genealogy Radio Show & Podcast

Host Scott Fisher opens the show with David Allen Lambert, Chief Genealogist of the New England Historic Genealogical Society and AmericanAncestors.com. Fisher talks about his latest heirloom acquisition… an 1851 Bible with a special family inscription. The guys then pass 100th birthday greetings on to an American flying legend. David shares a story of a recent wedding that featured a surprise for his bride she will never forget.  (And it involved her late grandmother!) “Pepper’s Ghost” is “reappearing” in London. Hear what it is and how it got started.  Finally, the guys touch on the story of how and when controversial Columbus Day got its real start in our country. Next, Fisher visits with slavery expert Kenyatta Berry. The two talk about the formerly enslaved individuals, including Frederick Douglass, who sailed to Britain in the late 1840s to reveal to the public there the horrors of slavery, and to create international pressure on the US to end it. They also talk about some successful escapes, and the challenges of even making the attempt. Todd Godfrey, the VP of Global Content for Ancestry.com, joins the show next to talk about their huge new database release, the Newspapers.com Marriage Index. Created by artificial intelligence, it’s the latest use of this advanced technology to bring us some very valuable records. David then rejoins Fisher to talk about collecting heirlooms and the use of eBay in your quest. That’s all this week on Extreme Genes, America’s Family History Show!

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2 Nov 2020

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Episode 286 - Kenyatta Berry Talks Writing Histories, Discovery of “The Last Slave Ship” / Ask Us Anything: What About Family History Charts?

Extreme Genes - America's Family History and Genealogy Radio Show & Podcast

Host Scott Fisher opens the show with David Allen Lambert, Chief Genealogist of the New England Historic Genealogical Society and AmericanAncestors.org. The guys open the show talking about the 75th anniversary of the D-Day invasion. You’ll be amazed to hear what some of the old veterans are doing as part of the commemoration. Then, David talks about the loss of another key player from the Pacific Theater of World War II. The guys will tell you what made this late Marine especially significant. Next, it’s good news from the New York State Senate for adoptees. Catch the latest. If you’re into Irish genealogy, David has some great news for you out of the Emerald Isle.  (Note this address:  irishgenealogy.ie.)  Then, who would have imagined that Blackbeard would be part of a case coming before the Supreme Court. Catch some of the details. Then, it has happened for real this time… the “Clotilda,” considered the last slave ship in the US, has been found. Catch some of the details. Next, author, TV host, and genealogist Kenyatta Berry visits with Fisher about a host of things. They start with Kenyatta’s reaction to the find of the slave ship “Clotilda,” and its potential impact on the African-American community. Kenyatta then talks about African-American DNA testing and some great advice for anyone seeking to write a family history. It’s two parts of genealogy goodness! Then on “Ask Us Anything,” Fisher visits with Janet Hovorka, co-founder of FamilyChartMasters.com. This is the time of year a lot of people look to make family charts for reunions. Catch some of Janet’s advice. That’s all this week on Extreme Genes, America’s Family History Show!

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17 Jun 2019

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An Interview with Kenyatta Berry

Ancestors Alive! Genealogy: From Paper To People

If you are a fan of PBS' Genealogy Roadshow, you know who Kenyatta Berry is. If you are on Genie Twitter, you know who Kenyatta Berry is. If you have been to, or seen talks from, SLIG or RootsTech, you know who Kenyatta Berry is. And if you're one of the many people who've bought The Family Tree Toolkit, you know who Kenyatta Berry is. But if you don't, this interview is a great chance to get to know her - she's an author, a researcher, a speaker, and a TV host. She's also very funny and candid. Listen and enjoy as she discusses her relationship with FTDNA, her writing process, her ongoing book tour, and whether or not Genealogy Roadshow will be returning for another season on PBS in the United States (you can watch it with subscription on Amazon Prime, or for $1.99 USD per episode on YouTube, iTunes and Google Play, as well). SPOILER ALERT: in this episode, audience participation is required!!! Please rate and review the podcast on your podcast provider, at https://apple.co/2MLZW4H, at facebook.com/AncestorsAliveGenealogy, or at Thumbtack.com. Hire me for American genealogical research, teaching, and forensic genealogy at ancestorsalivegenealogy.com. Only $50/hr, with a free consultation! If you want to be on the podcast from ANYWHERE IN THE WORLD using the Zoom platform and a good mic and earphones (how about that Family Cookbook series??), you can contact me at https://bit.ly/2Kxb6rm. Stop by the website at ancestorsalivegenealogy.com, IG @ancestorsalivegenealogy and Twitter @ancestorsalive Sponsor the podcast at patreon.com/AncestorsAlive for super-fantastic rewards, including SWAG for different levels of sponsorship. Subscribe to the YouTube channel at https://bit.ly/2lmhYha and the newsletter at paper.li/AncestorsAlive/1557599531. Check out my Zazzle shop at zazzle.com/store/fppppodcast for the aforementioned swag. Subscribe: RSS | Acast | Apple Podcasts | iHeartRADIO | Listen Notes | Soundcloud | Spotify | Spreaker| Stitcher| YouTube | TuneIn | Deezer

32mins

29 Jan 2019

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Genealogy Connection #051 - Kenyatta Berry, Author of The Family Tree Toolkit

The Genealogy Guys Podcast & Genealogy Connection

Kenyatta Berry returns to Genealogy Connection to discuss her new book, The Family Tree Toolkit.  To learn even more about Kenyatta, also listen to Genealogy Connection #010. Questions or comments about the show? Email genealogyguys@gmail.com

51mins

13 Jan 2019

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Episode 260 - Top Genie Book: Kenyatta Berry Maps Out The Ultimate “How To”/ Old Suitcase Causes Family History Center Adventure

Extreme Genes - America's Family History and Genealogy Radio Show & Podcast

Host Scott Fisher opens the show with David Allen Lambert, Chief Genealogist of the New England Historic Genealogical Society and AmericanAncestors.com. The guys start by talking about the strange way in which David received his names. Then, the guys talk about the controversy of using DNA to help solve cold cases, and a great article on genetic genealogy from Bloomberg. How many different types of discoveries have been made from DNA? David maps out a diverse hodgepodge of discoveries. DNA testing is now moving on to animals and plants. David has the details. David then shares great news for Irish researchers. David’s Blogger Spotlight shines on the UK’s Caryn Cummings at ProfessionalFamilyHistory.co.uk/blog. Karen blogs about “demystifying DNA.” Next, Fisher catches up with Kenyatta Berry, well known for her time on “Genealogy Roadshow” on PBS. Kenyatta is one of America’s foremost experts on African-American and slave research. She has just come out with a new book, though, for everyone. It’s called “The FamilyTree Toolkit: A Comprehensive Guide To Uncovering Your Ancestry And Researching Genealogy.” Kenyatta shares her genealogical journey and explains some of the concepts you’ll find in her book that you won’t find anywhere else. Then, the director of the Family History Center in Phoenix, Arizona, visits with Fisher about a certain suitcase that made itself known to the staff at the Center. And what was in that suitcase led them on quite a genealogical adventure. Tom Perry takes the week off this week as we talk preservation. Filling in is Randy Fredlund from Vivid-Pix. Randy is a long standing photo expert and former employee of Kodak. He explains some of the reasons your photos change colors, fade, or lose contrast. And some of those things you can actually do something about. That’s all this week on Extreme Genes, America’s Family History Show!

48mins

19 Nov 2018

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Ep. 177 - Genealogy Road Show Host Kenyatta Berry On Tricks For Researching Slaves and How They Apply to Any Type of Research

Extreme Genes - America's Family History and Genealogy Radio Show & Podcast

Fisher opens the show with David Allen Lambert, Chief Genealogist of the New England Historic Genealogical Society and AmericanAncestors.org. The guys first talk about the upcoming RootsTech Conference in Salt Lake City, Utah and plans for meeting you. Next, David talks about the love America is giving its oldest living veteran… 110-year-old Richard Overton. He’ll explain what’s happening. Then, it’s the story of a high school class ring left on a battlefield in the South Pacific during World War II. Yes… it’s been returned to the family with high emotions. Also, a genie / thrift store shopper has found a very special painting. Hear what it was about and what has happened to it. A new stamp in Canada has special meaning for Black History Month. David talks about the man it honors. Then, Genealogy Road Show host and 2017 RootsTech keynote speaker, Kenyatta Berry, joins Fisher for a two-part visit. Kenyatta talks about how she started interacting with historians, whose interests rarely overlap those of genealogists, to discover new sources for her primary area of research, the locating and identification of slave ancestors. Kenyatta notes that the techniques she describes can be used for any type of research. In the second segment, Kenyatta describes how deep in the weeds she has become in researching the various slave companies, which routes they worked, where they sold their human cargo, etc., to narrow the hunt for origins for various slave ancestors. It’s another technique that can be applied to all sorts of research situations. Then Tom Perry from TMCPlace.com talks about preservation, restoration, and recreation and how these terms might apply to your special heirloom. That’s all this week on Extreme Genes, America’s Family History Show!

49mins

6 Feb 2017

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Genealogy Connection #010 - Kenyatta Berry, Speaker, Researcher, and TV Show Host

The Genealogy Guys Podcast & Genealogy Connection

Kenyatta Berry is best known as one of the hosts of the Genealogy Roadshow TV show, and she specializes in African-American research, Slave Ancestral research, and DNA. To learn more about Kenyatta, visit her website at kenyattaberry.com.

56mins

31 Oct 2016

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