Conversations with Kenyatta

A Conversation with Renée Carl, Professional Genealogist and Advocate

August 04, 2021 Kenyatta D. Berry Season 1 Episode 10
Conversations with Kenyatta
A Conversation with Renée Carl, Professional Genealogist and Advocate
Show Notes

Kenyatta D. Berry, author of The Family Tree Toolkit and former host of The Genealogy Roadshow is joined by professional genealogist Renée Carl, who not only works with ancestry but has been at the forefront for keeping records accessible to all populations and has taken the fight to Washington, D.C.

In this episode, she discusses how records are threatened, what it means to possess those records, and how we as individuals can help. She also dives into discussing with Kenyatta how those who hold public records can be held more accountable. 

You can find Renée Carl on her website easterneuropeanmutt.com and her social handles for Twitter and Instagram are easteuromutt.

If you are interested in the links mentioned in this podcast, or to find out more on how you can help in the fight for fair records, check out these links:

As Renée mentioned, the most direct way of helping is to contact your Representative and Senators and:

  • Tell them you want the records of the USCIS Genealogy Program, and the accompanying index, transferred to the National Archives. 
  • Ask them to support increased funding for the National Archives. We support the request made by the National Coalition for History and the National Humanities Alliance to provide NARA with an operating budget of $433 million. The Humanities Alliance provides this tool to contact Congress about funding for NARA: https://p2a.co/sG53z3A .


The music for this episode, as always, is "Good Vibe," by Ketsa.

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