Announcing the Season 5 Schedule for BlackProGen LIVE!

Happy holidays geneabuds! A new season is upon us and the future is beaming!

2018 is wrapping up and of course that means the release of the much anticipated broadcast schedule for BlackProGen LIVE, genealogy and family history with seasoning. It’s been a joy to host the show for the past four seasons and moving into 2019, we’ve got everything you expect from us and more!

2019 BlackProGen LIVE Episodes

  • #74 – Reverse Genealogy, DNA, and Tracing the Living – So, you’ve done a great job finding your ancestors, but you’re not sure where to start to try to locate their living descendants. In this episode, we’ll cover tips and tricks you can use to safely and respectfully unearth the identities of your living cousins.
  • #75 – Getting the Most From Your Research Trip – If you’ve hit a dead end in your research and you’re not quite sure how to get past it, a research trip to your ancestral location is just the thing for you! We’ll cover how county/parish courthouses are organized, what it’s like to visit a state archives or repository, how you can best prepare before getting to either location, what you should expect, and more.
  • #79 – March 5 – Ask Mariah: The DNA Edition – Taken a DNA test and confused by the results? Or, perhaps you want help trying to narrow down how a genetic cousin is related to you? Episode 79 is your chance to get assistance and is an entire episode of viewer submitted questions all about DNA!
  • #80 – This is for the Ladies: Researching Our MatriarchsFinding and tracing our female ancestors can be a monumental task. In this episode, we’ll discuss the ways a researcher can unearth and track the women in our families and preserve their stories despite what may seem like a lack of records.
  • #81 – Extra! Extra! Newspapers for People of Color Genealogy Research – Newspapers can be a goldmine for genealogy, especially in the case of records destruction or when all other avenues have failed to yield findings on an ancestor. Episode 81 will discuss all you need to know to get the most out of using periodicals as genealogical resources.
  • #92 – On the Job Front: Occupational Genealogy Research – Pullman porters, railroad workers, unions, and more. Researching an ancestors occupation can add breadth of information for a family history project. In this episode, learn tips and tricks and how to find records that document ancestors while on the job.
  • #93 – “You got started how?” Revisiting Your Research Process – Whether you’re new to genealogy or a seasoned veteran, it never hurts to head back to the basics. Episode 93 will cover how to make sure you’re maximizing your efforts as you gather more and more information in your family history search.
  • #98 – Is this Legal? Understanding the Law and Genealogy – What are terms of use and should we be concerned by them? What is legal when it comes to the use of genetic genealogy in law enforcement? When should researchers be concerned when it comes to the release of data? Episode 98 will tackle the law, genealogy, and staying safe and updated as things change.
  • #99 – Black People Live Here Too: Researching People of Color Families in Isolation – People of color have often lived in communities where they were drastically in the minority. In episode 99, we’ll cover the ways you can unearth the story of your ancestors when it seems as though they were the only folks like them living in their community.
  • #100 – Diamond Episode Special – We can’t believe we’ve hit 100 episodes! In this special, we’ll go behind the scenes on all things BlackProGen LIVE – from the origins of the panelists to how we get the show to you – and we’ll discuss our thoughts on the journey we’ve taken over the last five years.
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