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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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The dog days of summer
At the Free Public Baths, Harriett Island, St. Paul, MN Yep, that is where we are folks.  It is hot and sticky here on the east coast of the US.  School is just a few short weeks away.  Summer time is winding down.  Which means it is party time around here!...
At the Free Public Baths, Harriett Island, St. Paul, MN Yep, that is where we are folks.  It is hot and sticky here on the east coast of the US.  School is just a few short weeks away.  Summer time is winding down.  Which me...
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Family reunions and crying over pictures
This past weekend I made the pilgrimage to the annual reunion for my mother’s family.  The kids and I boarded a plane and met with many people whom I have not seen since I left Indiana almost a decade ago.  In fact, there were many there that I had never me...
This past weekend I made the pilgrimage to the annual reunion for my mother’s family.  The kids and I boarded a plane and met with many people whom I have not seen since I left Indiana almost a decade ago.  In fact, there wer...
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All patriots should be identified and recognized
The end of July I joined thousands of women as they descend on the Daughters of the American Revolution headquarters in Washington, D.C.  It was time for the annual conference and as a local (well sort of if you consider the 1 ½ hour commute on I-95 and pub...
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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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Why should eliminating the NHPRC concern us
Last week a draft bill was sent to the US House of Representatives which included a provision to National Historical Publications and Records Commission (NHPRC).  Why am I talking about this?  Well, it will affect every single genealogist out there research...
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Did Thomas Pittard really marry sisters
1646 Map of Somerset My mother-in-law visited recently and I had a lot of pleasure in showing her what I found over the last year on Find My Past for her recent immigrant ancestry.  Her grandmother, Elizabeth Pittard, was born in Martock, Somerset, England....
1646 Map of Somerset My mother-in-law visited recently and I had a lot of pleasure in showing her what I found over the last year on Find My Past for her recent immigrant ancestry.  Her grandmother, Elizabeth Pittard, was b...
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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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    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.
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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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