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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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Missed my interview with Dear Myrtle?
This past Wednesday I spent a wonderful hour with a great bunch of genealogists.  Wacky Wednesday was run by Sweet Sadie, Dear Myrtle's distant cousin, and I was thrilled to be able to give some insight into my new book Genealogy Basics in 30 Minutes . If y...
This past Wednesday I spent a wonderful hour with a great bunch of genealogists. Wacky Wednesday was run by Sweet Sadie, Dear Myrtle's distant cousin, and I was thrilled to be able to give some insight into my new book Genea...
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Lectures, presentations and hangouts oh my!
This is a busy week for me.  Not only am I still recuperating from a nasty twisted ankle (10 days out and still purple/swollen, sigh) but I am excited to be on a hangout Wednesday and presenting 2 lectures this Saturday. Tomorrow I am thrilled to be on "Wac...
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Press Release: publication of Genetic Genealogy in Practice the first workbook on genetic genealogy
National Genealogical Society
Publishes The First Workbook on Genetic Genealogy ARLINGTON, VA,
6 September 2016—The National Genealogical Society (NGS) announces the
publication of Genetic
Genealogy in Practice , the first workbook on genetic genealogy.
Wri...
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Released TODAY Genealogy Basics in 30 Minutes
Well, today is the day!  My new book Genealogy Basics in 30 Minutes is open to the public.  If you didn't pre-order you can go out to your favorite bookseller and purchase it now. ( Paperback , Kindle , Apple , Barnes and Nobles ) Oh, and for a limited time...
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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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Book Review:  White Slave Children Trilogy by Richard Hayes Phillips, PhD
This year two more volumes in the  Without Indentures  series by Richard Hayes Phillips, PhD, published by the  Genealogical Publishing Company, were released.  This little know index traces children who were transported to Colonial Maryland and Virginia fr...
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RootsTech Registration is open are you going
It's that time of year again, time to register for RootsTech.  As of this morning the event is open for registration and you can find all the details in the press release below. I will be there again this year not only as an ambassador but also as a speaker...
It's that time of year again, time to register for RootsTech. As of this morning the event is open for registration and you can find all the details in the press release below. I will be there again this year not only as ...
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Press Release: RootsTech Innovator Showdown 2017 open for registration
Third Annual 2017 RootsTech
Innovator Showdown Boasts $100,000 in Prizes The global innovation
competition is now accepting entries Salt Lake City (September 12, 2016) — RootsTech,
the world’s largest family history and technology conference, is now accepti...
Third Annual 2017 RootsTech Innovator Showdown Boasts $100,000 in Prizes The global innovation competition is now accepting entries Salt Lake City (September 12, 2016)—RootsTech, the world’s largest family history and techno...
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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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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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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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