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Shannon Bennett
Attends National Institute of Genealogical Studues
Lives in Virginia, USA
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The Writing Life Blog Hop, Week of June 23rd
Earlier this month a good friend of mine, and fellow author, Jennifer Holik asked if I
would participate in a Blog Hop for authors and
writers.  Well, I  couldn't  just past that
up!  I mean really, a chance to talk about what I am writing, what it’s like, ...
Earlier this month a good friend of mine, and fellow author, Jennifer Holik asked if I would participate in a Blog Hop for authors and writers.  Well, I couldn't just past that up!  I mean really, a chance to talk about what ...
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Have you seen this genealogy scam?
Anyone who researches their family history knows the
thrill and excitement that comes from an email that may lead to a possible
living connection.  We love cousin
hunting and get excited like a kid on Christmas morning when a message come in
that says “I th...
Anyone who researches their family history knows the thrill and excitement that comes from an email that may lead to a possible living connection.  We love cousin hunting and get excited like a kid on Christmas morning when ...
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Still here and kicking
Hello again readers! I know, I’m a slacker, and I have
missed you too. Sickness hit our house as well as a lot of deadlines
right after NGS.  Needless to say over
the past several weeks there were sleepless nights and grumpy people around
here.  However, ne...
Hello again readers! I know, I’m a slacker, and I have missed you too. Sickness hit our house as well as a lot of deadlines right after NGS.  Needless to say over the past several weeks there were sleepless nights and grum...
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Day 4 Re-cap #NGS2014Gen
I can’t believe NGS is over.  I also can’t believe that I lasted for four
days without keeling over at some point! 
What an amazing experience, and here is the day 4 re-cap. Saturday was great since my oldest son was able to attend
with me.  He went to the ...
I can’t believe NGS is over.  I also can’t believe that I lasted for four days without keeling over at some point!  What an amazing experience, and here is the day 4 re-cap. Saturday was great since my oldest son was able ...
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Day 2 Re-cap #NGS2014GEN
used with permission, Social Media Press NGS 2014 This was my long day, and surprisingly I held up fairly
well.  I was scared for a minute driving
down when I hit some rain just north of Richmond.  Thankfully my clear skies and beautiful
weather didn’t go a...
used with permission, Social Media Press NGS 2014 This was my long day, and surprisingly I held up fairly well.  I was scared for a minute driving down when I hit some rain just north of Richmond.  Thankfully my clear skies ...
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NGS: So many choices, so little time. What lectures are you attending?
Canal Walk in Richmond, VA If you are anything like me you are in the middle of
research prep and finalizing your schedule for next week.  The  printed guide I picked up
at my local genealogy society meeting is marked to bits. 
There are so many great choic...
Canal Walk in Richmond, VA If you are anything like me you are in the middle of research prep and finalizing your schedule for next week.  The printed guide I picked up at my local genealogy society meeting is marked to bits...
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DNA doesn't lie, you just need to understand the science
For the past several days I have struggled with whether
or not I was going to publish this post. 
After talking with several friends, and watching others I know become
confused over the science, the decision was made for me.  I think it is time for a lesson...
For the past several days I have struggled with whether or not I was going to publish this post.  After talking with several friends, and watching others I know become confused over the science, the decision was made for me. ...
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Research at the Southern Maryland Studies Center
I love finding out of the way hidden research gems.  It just drives home the fact that not
everything is online, and yes you still need to get out and do research in
brick and mortar buildings sometimes.  A
few weeks ago I had an amazing adventure in Maryla...
I love finding out of the way hidden research gems.  It just drives home the fact that not everything is online, and yes you still need to get out and do research in brick and mortar buildings sometimes.  A few weeks ago I ha...
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Youth Committee: Family genealogy vacations
Shannon Bennett and 2 others participated
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Day 3 Re-cap #NGS2014GEN
Okay, day three was rough. Up late last night.  Up early this morning.  Not allowed to have any caffeine right now
(cause it makes me sick) and then a full day. 
Whew are my doggies tired! One of the jobs I’ve had that last few days was room
monitor.  If yo...
Okay, day three was rough. Up late last night.  Up early this morning.  Not allowed to have any caffeine right now (cause it makes me sick) and then a full day.  Whew are my doggies tired! One of the jobs I’ve had that las...
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Day 1 Recap of #NGS2014GEN Conference
Opening session, NGS 2014 Wow, what a first day of the NGS 2014 conference.  Boy are my feet tired, arms sore, and head
full. Can’t wait to go back tomorrow.  Yep, I am traveling in each day from home and
yes, that means I am a brave, brave person. The open...
Opening session, NGS 2014 Wow, what a first day of the NGS 2014 conference.  Boy are my feet tired, arms sore, and head full. Can’t wait to go back tomorrow.  Yep, I am traveling in each day from home and yes, that means I...
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NGS: Getting around Richmond
View of downtown Richmond, VA from Libby Hill Park looking down US-60, E Main Street For those of you unfamiliar with the area I thought I
would write about the terrain and getting about on foot.  It is a beautiful city to explore and you
will find many peo...
View of downtown Richmond, VA from Libby Hill Park looking down US-60, E Main Street For those of you unfamiliar with the area I thought I would write about the terrain and getting about on foot.  It is a beautiful city to e...
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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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