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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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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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Live streaming at NGS
Image courtesy of Ambro at FreeDigitalPhotos.net   I looked at my calendar today.  First, what do you mean it’s April?  Seriously we are 4 months into the year already?! When did that happen?The second thing I realized is that it is just over a month until ...
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FXGS Early Bird Registration Deadline Ends 3/15
If you are in the NOVA area don't forget that the Fairfax Genealogical Society has their annual Spring Conference coming up in a few weeks.  Early bird registration ends on the 15th, so get out there and register! This will be the first year I get to attend...
If you are in the NOVA area don't forget that the Fairfax Genealogical Society has their annual Spring Conference coming up in a few weeks.  Early bird registration ends on the 15th, so get out there and register! This will b...
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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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NGS Releases Mobile Conference App for 2015 Family History Conference
ARLINGTON,
VA, 6 APRIL 2015 —The
National Genealogical Society (NGS) announces the release of the Mobile
Conference App for the NGS 2015 Family History Conference, which will be held
13‒16 May 2015 in St. Charles, Missouri. To download the free NGS Conferen...
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Last day for NGS Early Bird!
Are you planning to attend this year's NGS conference in Missouri?  Well, today is the last day to register for the early-bird discount!   As of tomorrow, March 31st, member and non-member registration fees will increase by $35.  Plus today is the last day ...
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Northern Virginia Genealogy Activites
The month of March is going to see 2 big conferences in the NOVA area.  One is free and one is a downright steal for the price so make sure you check them both out! On March 14th is the 2nd Fredericksburg Virginia Family History Day and once again it is pac...
The month of March is going to see 2 big conferences in the NOVA area.  One is free and one is a downright steal for the price so make sure you check them both out! On March 14th is the 2nd Fredericksburg Virginia Family Hist...
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    Creative Director, present
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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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