Vermont Kids Tell Their Own Family Stories

Jun 22, 2015

Natalie Kinsey-Warnock is a children's book author with deep roots in the Northeast Kingdom, who bases many of her books on her family history. Now, she's helping kids dig into their own family trees and tell their own stories with her Storykeepers project. They've uncovered secrets, surprises, and some unforgettable characters.

Natalie Kinsey-Warnock joins us to discuss the project, along with Sheila Morris of the Vermont Genealogy Library.

You can listen back to some of VPR's previous coverage of the project here.

Some links to start your own family research:

findagrave.com

chroniclingamerica.loc.gov

vermontcivilwar.org

familysearch.org

The Vermont Genealogy Library

Plus, the Charleston mass shooting is generating a lot of discussion about what is a hate crime, how that is different from terrorism, and how both are defined legally. Assistant Attorney General John Treadwell joins us to discuss how the state of Vermont defines what is and is not a hate crime.

And, in the latest edition of Summer School: how to compete in a triathlon - or at least manage those tricky transitions - with Richmond triathlete Chris Cover.

Broadcast live on Friday, June 22, 2015, at noon; rebroadcast 7 p.m.