Ben Franklin’s World-A Podcast of Early American History

History Lover’s -hello. Do you like history? If so, I want to highlight and share this blog/podcast site. It is beginning to be one of my favorites. I have enjoyed listening to the podcasts by Liz Covart and her guests. The episode’s  are packed full of history and lessons to be learned. Many will ask, Why Ben Franklin” Liz’s response is on her webpage:

Liz-BFWorld-236x300 Liz says: “I chose the title Ben Franklin’s World because nearly everyone knows who Ben Franklin was and when he lived. I also chose Franklin because his worldly life and legacy allow me to discuss early American history in its broadest sense.”

I just finished listening to the episode about America speaking French in the early days and next is #70 on women’a experiences during slavery. I visited the website and found that she also has an app! Now I am good to go and have access anytime. I typically receive an email telling of the new episodes that have been recorded. So enjoy all you history lover’s, sign up at

About familytreegirl

Shelley Murphy, aka “familytreegirl”, a native of Michigan residing in Central Virginia, Shelley has been an avid genealogist for over 25+ years researching the Davis, Marsh, Goens/Goins/Goings, Roper, Boyer, Worden, Cureton, and Murphy family lines. She is a Coordinator and faculty for the Midwest African American Genealogy Institute (MAAGI), presents Genealogy 101 workshops at the local community college, state and national genealogy conferences. She holds a Doctorate of Management in Organizational Leadership and works as an adjunct professor for Averett University. Murphy is known for her inspiring and interactive “Getting Started” Methods and Strategies for genealogy research, “Time and File management” along with interesting problem-solving methodology lectures. Shelley currently has 20+ publications with Charlottesville Genealogy Examiner and the Central Virginia Heritage, a publication of the Central Virginia Genealogical Association. She is an instructor for the Midwest African American Genealogy Institute (MAAGI). Doctor of Management in Organizational Leadership, Adjunct Professor, Professional Genealogist. Volunteers for American Red Cross as a Disaster Services Instructor, facilitates financial education workshops for the last 8 years, and former licensed Real Estate Broker
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