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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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2016 International Congress of Genealogical and Heraldic Sciences recap
I spent the first part of August in Scotland, and I have to say, it was glorious.  Not only did I tour the countryside but I presented a paper on migration in the US to the congress and met some great people. Not to mention I learned a lot and was able to g...
I spent the first part of August in Scotland, and I have to say, it was glorious. Not only did I tour the countryside but I presented a paper on migration in the US to the congress and met some great people. Not to mention I...
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I've got a GRIP
This week I am very excited to be attending my first GRIP
( Genealogical Institute of Pittsburgh).  In the past there was always some sort of conflict.  Usually a kid’s summer camp.  But, this year, it looks like I get to be the
one who attends summer camp!...
This week I am very excited to be attending my first GRIP (Genealogical Institute of Pittsburgh). In the past there was always some sort of conflict. Usually a kid’s summer camp. But, this year, it looks like I get to be th...
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FMP Free Access This Weekend
Findmypast celebrates 4 th of July with free access  to more than 1 billion records ·          From June 29 th until July 6 th 2016,
over 1 billion UK, US and Irish records will be completely free to
search and explore on Findmypast ·          This includes...
Findmypast celebrates 4th of July with free access to more than 1 billion records · From June 29th until July 6th 2016, over 1 billion UK, US and Irish records will be completely free to search and explore on Fi...
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I am excited to announce that a project I have worked on for the past year is ready for release. My new book on Genealogy Basics from In 30 Minutes is available for pre-ordering as a paperback or kindle. From the website: G...
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Summer Dreaming, Summer Exploring at Americas Footprints
My latest blog is up at Americas Footprints.  It is on activities you should try over the summer.  Below is a glimpse, but check the full article out here . The  summer  travel season is upon us. Do you have plans yet? I know I made plans months ago and can...
My latest blog is up at Americas Footprints. It is on activities you should try over the summer. Below is a glimpse, but check the full article out here. The summer travel season is upon us. Do you have plans yet? I know I...
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This week my latest post on America's Footprints went live. It is titled "Don't Leave it For The Kids: The Art of Self-Curating." I am going to be honest with you. The post was a hard one to write. However, it was necessa...
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GRIP recap, a month late
Hello everyone.  Time flies when you are having fun huh?  Or in my case, time flies when deadlines sneak up on you and you start a new job! GRIP was such a great experience, and I wanted to make sure I gave you more information on my experiences.  Even thou...
Hello everyone. Time flies when you are having fun huh? Or in my case, time flies when deadlines sneak up on you and you start a new job! GRIP was such a great experience, and I wanted to make sure I gave you more informati...
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MyHeritage Launches PedigreeMap
MyHeritage
Launches Online Family History Map PedigreeMap™ plots events and photos from users’ family
trees on an interactive map to provide geographical and historical insights TEL AVIV, Israel & LEHI, Utah,  —  MyHeritage , the
fastest-growing destination...
MyHeritage Launches Online Family History Map PedigreeMap™ plots events and photos from users’ family trees on an interactive map to provide geographical and historical insights TEL AVIV, Israel & LEHI, Utah, — MyHeritage...
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Back on the horse
Well hello world! 
I am back and getting in the swing of things.  Well… trying to.  It may take me several more weeks to catch up
on everything that I need to. However, there is a big change coming up in my
professional life.  As such, it does mean
that my ...
Well hello world! I am back and getting in the swing of things. Well… trying to. It may take me several more weeks to catch up on everything that I need to. However, there is a big change coming up in my professional li...
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Pre-order Genealogy Basics Today!
I am excited to announce that a project I have worked on for the past year is ready for release.  My new book on Genealogy Basics  from In 30 Minutes is available for pre-ordering as a paperback or kindle. From the website: Genealogy Basics In 30 Minutes  i...
I am excited to announce that a project I have worked on for the past year is ready for release. My new book on Genealogy Basics from In 30 Minutes is available for pre-ordering as a paperback or kindle. From the website: G...
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Press Release: FindMyPast Family Tree Challenges
FINDMYPAST CHALLENGES FAMILY
HISTORIANS TO FIND THE ANCESTORS THEY’VE NEVER MET IN THEIR TREE CHALLENGE S ·   From 23rd May until 30th
May 2016 all records hinted against in Findmypast trees will be completely free ·   This includes over 116
million United ...
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When family speaks after they are gone
If you haven’t figured it out yet, I am in and out and
trying to keep my life in order right now. 
Unfortunately, you may not be seeing much of me until the end of the
summer.  Family comes first, and right
now I need to be present with my extended family. ...
If you haven’t figured it out yet, I am in and out and trying to keep my life in order right now. Unfortunately, you may not be seeing much of me until the end of the summer. Family comes first, and right now I need to be p...
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Genealogy Blogger and Writer
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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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