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By Cheri Daniels
Empowering listeners to explore the deep roots of their family history by preserving stories, advocating truth, restoring context, and fostering healing.
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Trauma and Perspective: Including Domestic Violence in the Family Narrative


Trauma and Perspective: Including Domestic Violence in the Family Narrative


The Grave Issues with Findagrave. Featuring Special Guest: Daniel Loftus
Episode 7: The Grave Issues with FindaGrave. Join us as your host shares a close death in the family and the emotional trauma from Findagrave that followed. Next, we traipse through the virtual cemetery with a special guest, Daniel Loftus of Daniel’s Genealogy - as he shares the positive directions that are on the horizon.
November 1, 2021
RootsTech: Memories and Connections
Welcome to the launch of Season 2! Join me for a special episode as we celebrate the launch of the RootsTech Connect Conference! To help us celebrate we welcome 5 guests to share their memories of previous on-site events and their hopes for the new virtual RootsTech experience! Guests include: Linda Colston, Cynthia Maharrey, Miles Meyer, Tami Osmer Mize, and Elizabeth O’Neal.
February 25, 2021
A Brick Wall, Whitewashed: The Revolutionary Soldier and “Black Jenny”
Episode 5: Jenny was a young mother of three in 1830 when her enslaver, a Revolutionary War Veteran, decided to set the family free and then willed his property to Jenny and her oldest son, Aaron. This episode will tell her remarkable story after it remained hidden for almost 2 centuries, covered in layer upon layer of whitewashed misinformation. Why so much whitewashing? To hide Jenny and Aaron’s true relationship to the enslaving family. I’ve got some paint thinner, and a chisel - we’re taking down this wall! Note: Last episode of Season 1.
December 20, 2020
Trauma and Perspective: Including Domestic Violence in the Family Narrative
Today’s episode will feature a few family stories that help us explore the multi-layered impacts of domestic violence on our ancestors, ourselves, and the family narrative.
November 10, 2020
The Mantel Clock and Breakfast with John Hunt Morgan
Join me for episode 3 as we explore a family legend tied to an heirloom clock. To uncover the roots of this story, we’ll examine the associated timeline, complicated ancestral context, and the perspective of the storyteller. Also, if you don’t know anything about John Hunt Morgan, we’ll give you a little history lesson about this Civil War Confederate General. As always, episode notes are available on my website:
October 5, 2020
Voting For Old Abe: The Civil War Letters of Cynthia Low
Today’s episode begins with a tale of lost Civil War letters and how their re-discovery turned a family legend upside down.
September 17, 2020
A History of the Beginning
Welcome to the BloodRoot Podcast! In this premier episode, listeners will get an introduction to BloodRoot - what the podcast is all about, what types of material you may hear in a typical episode, and a little history about your host.
August 26, 2020
BloodRoot Podcast Trailer
August 25, 2020