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Shannon Bennett
Works at The In-Depth Genealogist
Attends National Institute of Genealogical Studues
Lives in Virginia, USA
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Find My Past Library Edition!
I have numerous friends who are librarians.  To be honest, they are among some of the best people to have as friends.  I mean really!  They know how to find stuff quickly and are always up for a good research trip.  Plus, libraries!  You can't go wrong visi...
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Discovery! is almost as good as Eureka!
For the last year I have been playing around once a month with the MyHeritage website.  I would do more, but OMG this year has been so hectic and way to fast pace. Really, it’s June already?! Moving on.  One of the features I am growing to love more and mor...
For the last year I have been playing around once a month with the MyHeritage website.  I would do more, but OMG this year has been so hectic and way to fast pace. Really, it’s June already?! Moving on.  One of the feature...
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2 Live streaming opportunities from SCGS Jamboree 15
As much as I would love to be on a plane to Southern California this week for Jamboree it is just not in the cards for me.  However I, and you at home, can participate from afar in  this great conference .  With the sponsorship of Ancestry.com the Southern ...
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Lewis and Clark Memorial Today was silly day.  If you saw me in the exhibit hall or even the hallways I was a, well, bundle of energy.  All I can say is what you may have witnessed is my state right before I fall over and go boom.  Yes, the lack of sleep an...
Lewis and Clark Memorial Today was silly day.  If you saw me in the exhibit hall or even the hallways I was a, well, bundle of energy.  All I can say is what you may have witnessed is my state right before I fall over and ...
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NGS 2015 Day 1 Recap
What a day! What a whirl wind amazing day to be exact.  I saw old friends and ended up making a few new ones.  Always a recipe for a great time don’t cha’ know!  So, here is day one, as I saw it with a few announcements and a lot a fun. To start, during the...
What a day! What a whirl wind amazing day to be exact.  I saw old friends and ended up making a few new ones.  Always a recipe for a great time don’t cha’ know!  So, here is day one, as I saw it with a few announcements and a...
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FXGS lecture this weekend
This Saturday April 25th I am giving a presentation to the Fairfax Genealogical Society about raising children within the genealogy community.  If you don't know it yet, I am passionate about starting early with passing the torch of family history onto the ...
This Saturday April 25th I am giving a presentation to the Fairfax Genealogical Society about raising children within the genealogy community.  If you don't know it yet, I am passionate about starting early with passing the t...
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This Hangout On Air is hosted by Shannon Bennett. The live video broadcast will begin soon.
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Blankies, Free Time, Whiskey and Find My Past
Image  courtesy of iosphere a t  FreeDigitalPhotos.net Now that I got your attention, it’s been one of those weeks around here.  Many of you know that I have an ongoing illness and last week was a bad.  Most days found me curled on the couch with my pillow,...
Image courtesy of iosphere at  FreeDigitalPhotos.net Now that I got your attention, it’s been one of those weeks around here.  Many of you know that I have an ongoing illness and last week was a bad.  Most days found me cu...
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NGS Day 3 Recap
The last day of NGS was packed.  Last days usually are frantic, energy filled whirling dervishes and this one was no different. Most of the day was spent in the exhibit hall or corridors talking to friends (old and new) mainly saying our goodbyes or until w...
The last day of NGS was packed.  Last days usually are frantic, energy filled whirling dervishes and this one was no different. Most of the day was spent in the exhibit hall or corridors talking to friends (old and new) ma...
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NGS 2015 Day 2 Recap
Today was a long and tiring but oh so exciting in many ways.  Not just for me either. My poor 19 year old roomie was appalled when her mother and I got her up at 6 am (we were up at 5 by the way) to head for breakfast. I was excited to start my day at the F...
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NGS Conference 1 week and counting
One week.  One week from today and I will be on a plane to the National Genealogical Society’s conference in St. Charles, MO.  Where did all my planning time go?! Honestly, I thought I had plenty of time but it seems deadlines, work and other volunteer comm...
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NGS Social Media and Live Streaming
I like being busy.  Really, I do.  Yes, it can be stressing and overwhelming at times, but there is always a great sense of accomplishment when I get to check items off of the to-do lists.  Then I take a look at my calendar.  Wow, just over 2 weeks until I ...
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  • The In-Depth Genealogist
    Creative Director, present
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Virginia, USA
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Trials and Tribulations (TNT) Family History is a genealogy website chronicling my research, ideas, experiences, and discoveries in family history.
Introduction

Shannon currently resides in Virginia with her family and pampered malamute. She earned her BS in Biology from Indiana University, with the aspiration of becoming a genetic counselor. After the birth of her first child, she resigned from her job in a quality control laboratory to stay at home. Since January of 2011 she has enjoyed uncovering the facts that go with the family stories told to her as a child.  Thus becoming in her husband’s words “the destroyer of family myths."

She has a personal blog called Trials and Tribulations of a Self-Taught Family Historian http://tntfamilyhistory.blogspot.com/ where she talks about her discoveries in pursing her family history and anything else that pops up. You can find Shannon on Facebook www.facebook.com/TntFamilyHistory and on Twitter @tntfamhist.

Education
  • National Institute of Genealogical Studues
    American Records, 2014 - present
    Working to a PLCGS in American Records
  • Boston University Metropolitan College
    Certificate Program in Genealogical Research, 2013 - 2013
    Online Genealogical Research Program (OL13)
  • Indiana University
    Biology, 1994 - 1999
    BS in biology with an emphasis in genetics. Undergrad research in the crystallography laboratory within the Department of Chemistry.
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