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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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Last day of RootsTech

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FINDMYPAST ANNOUNCES LAUNCH OF 10 MILLION IRISH PARISH REGISTERS
Oh, I am very excited!  Maybe I can find my Irish.... Salt Lake City: 5 February 2016 Time: 7am MT, 9am EST, 2pm GMT  Leading family history site, Findmypast, announced today at Rootstech that it will launch 10 million Irish Catholic Parish Registers, one o...
Oh, I am very excited! Maybe I can find my Irish.... Salt Lake City: 5 February 2016 Time: 7am MT, 9am EST, 2pm GMT Leading family history site, Findmypast, announced today at Rootstech that it will launch 10 million ...
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Pre-RootsTech Wrap-up
Seriously, when did it become Thursday?  The time is flying around here!  Which means I owe you all a few posts letting you know what is going on here at Rootstech.  As well as giving you some fun bits about what I am doing around here! I arrived into Salt ...
Seriously, when did it become Thursday? The time is flying around here! Which means I owe you all a few posts letting you know what is going on here at Rootstech. As well as giving you some fun bits about what I am doing a...
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Less than one week to go! RootsTech on the brain…
Don’t you hate how inevitably everything gets pushed off to the last minute?  I had such wonderful laid plans about how I was going to be on top of things and really organized for this trip.  This time was going to be different.  Yeah, right.  Once again de...
Don’t you hate how inevitably everything gets pushed off to the last minute? I had such wonderful laid plans about how I was going to be on top of things and really organized for this trip. This time was going to be differe...
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Thank goodness it is not just me! I really needed this post today as I am feeling just a bit overwhelmed with the stuff that still needs to get done. Huge thank you to +Jennifer Alford and +Jenna Mills for their help a while back when I was going through planning - I would have been lost. Looking forward to seeing all my genealogy pals.
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Press Release: Findmypast Announces Free Weekend 22-25 January 2015
Oh boy!  Guess what I will be doing this weekend....   Findmypast Announces Free Weekend 22-25 January 2015 ·       Findmypast announces free access to historical records this weekend ·       Billions of records available to everyone to search for free ·   ...
Oh boy! Guess what I will be doing this weekend.... Findmypast Announces Free Weekend 22-25 January 2015 · Findmypast announces free access to historical records this weekend · Billions of records availab...
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Innovator Showdown Semi-Finalists
This year will be the first year I will have the opportunity to see the Innovator Showdown at RootsTech.  I am actually very excited about it.  The concept has intrigued me and I think it will be interesting to see what these amazing people have come up wit...
This year will be the first year I will have the opportunity to see the Innovator Showdown at RootsTech. I am actually very excited about it. The concept has intrigued me and I think it will be interesting to see what these...
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Announcement From Find My Past
FINDMYPAST ANNOUNCES A RAFT OF NEW PARTNERSHIPS AS PART OF ITS U.S. GROWTH STRATEGY Salt Lake City: 6 February 2016 Time: 7am MT, 9am EST, 2pm GMT Leading family history site, Findmypast announced today at RootsTech a range of new global partnerships with l...
FINDMYPAST ANNOUNCES A RAFT OF NEW PARTNERSHIPS AS PART OF ITS U.S. GROWTH STRATEGY Salt Lake City: 6 February 2016 Time: 7am MT, 9am EST, 2pm GMT Leading family history site, Findmypast announced today at RootsTech a range...
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DNA Panel at RootsTech Innovator Summit
 For the first time (ok, I have only ever been to RootsTech one other time) I attended the Innovator Summit on Wednesday.  Confession: I did miss the keynote because I was helping set up a booth so I didn’t get to see everything.  What I did see…amazing! Fi...
For the first time (ok, I have only ever been to RootsTech one other time) I attended the Innovator Summit on Wednesday. Confession: I did miss the keynote because I was helping set up a booth so I didn’t get to see everythi...
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No RootsTech for you? Never fear! You can watch from home...
The live stream schedule for videos from RootsTech was published and I thought many of you would like to see it.  I know the first time I attend RootsTech was from the comfort of my own home.  I learned a lot, participated in live tweeting during the keynot...
The live stream schedule for videos from RootsTech was published and I thought many of you would like to see it. I know the first time I attend RootsTech was from the comfort of my own home. I learned a lot, participated in...
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Things to do during snow-pocalypse…plan for RootsTech
Sitting here in my office watching the snow pile up outside is not helping me with “Stuff” I should be doing.  I would really like to sit in front of the fire with a good book, but instead I am being responsible!  Rootstech is a week away !!! I can hardly b...
Sitting here in my office watching the snow pile up outside is not helping me with “Stuff” I should be doing. I would really like to sit in front of the fire with a good book, but instead I am being responsible! Rootstech i...
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5 Tasks To Keep Your Family Stories Growing All Year
My latest post on America's Footprints is up, and of course, it is on a January theme.  Those pesky genealogy resolutions. Well this third rock has gone around the sun...again. We are most of the way through January in a brand new year. Which means, if you ...
My latest post on America's Footprints is up, and of course, it is on a January theme. Those pesky genealogy resolutions. Well this third rock has gone around the sun...again. We are most of the way through January in a bra...
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Post at America's Footprints
My next blog post is up at America's Footprints on sharing traditions during visits with families.  Here is a preview of the post. Many people, the world over, partake in various celebrations this time of year. They may be religious or secular celebrations ...
My next blog post is up at America's Footprints on sharing traditions during visits with families. Here is a preview of the post. Many people, the world over, partake in various celebrations this time of year. They may be r...
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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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