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  • Back To Work in Spring 1864: Custer's Wilderness Campaign

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    Custer's Luck Radio Show host Jean Barto discusses the reorganization of the Army of the Potomac's Cavalry Command and the arrival of Generals Philip Sheridan and Ulysses S. Grant to the Army in the spring of 1864.

  • Problem Solving in Genealogical Research with Mary M.Tedesco

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    "Problem Solving in Genealogical Research" (Strategies / ideas for breaking through your genealogy brick walls.)
    MARY M. TEDESCO is a professional genealogist, speaker, and author. She is a Host / Genealogist on the PBS TV series “Genealogy Roadshow” (season 2) and the Founder of ORIGINS ITALY. Mary speaks Italian and travels often to Italy to conduct client genealogical research and visit family. Mary is the co-author of “Tracing Your Italian Ancestors” an 84-page Italian research guide published by Moorshead Magazines. She holds a Bachelor of Arts in Mathematics from Boston University and a Certificate in Genealogical Research from Boston University’s Center for Professional Education. In addition to her Italian ancestry (Calabria, Trentino-Alto Adige, and Tuscany) on her father’s side, she also has deep American roots (German, Irish, Danish & English) on her mother’s side and is proud member of the Daughters of the American Revolution. Mary is a member of a number of local and national genealogical societies and serves on the Board of Directors of the Massachusetts Genealogical Council. She can be contacted at www.originsitaly.com

  • January Jones-Cleveland Clinic & The Little Prince

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    Scott S. Smith is a freelance journalist, 1,200 articles have appeared in 175 publications, such as Success, Entrepreneur & Los Angeles Times. He currently contributes 8 times a month to the “Leaders & Success” at Investor’s Business Daily   
    On today’s show he will give us an in depth view on Dr. Toby Cosgrove from The Cleveland Clinic and The Little Prince author, Antoine de Saint-Exupery.
    His book, Extraordinary People: Real Life Lessons on What It Takes to Achieve Success looks at 21 famous people.
     

  • NGS St. Charles 2015 and the New York Track

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    Jane welcomes the presenters of the New York Genealogical & Biographical Society-sponsored New York Track at the National Genealogical Society's 2015 conference in St. Charles, Missouri. The New York Track team will talk about the lineup of New York topics at this year’s conference. The track presenters include Karen Maurer Jones on New York Land: Patroonships, Manors, Patents, Rent Wars & Land and Records Created by New York's Towns and Cities: Uncommonly Rich Resources, Terry Koch-Bostic on City Directories: Antiquarian People Finders, and Jane on The New York Gateway: Immigration and Migration and New York City and State Vital Records and Their Substitutes. Terry will also give the NYG&B Luncheon talk on Intuition and Genealogy Success: A Sixth Sense, Chance, Coincidence, or Serendipity? The New York Track and Luncheon take place on 14 May.
    Terry will also talk about the conference as a whole.
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  • Love At Our Roots: How Freedom Became A Force For Change - James H. Commander

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    James H. Commander utilized genealogical research techniques to author his book, Love At Our Roots: How Freedom Became A Force For Change.
    His book has been accepted into the prestigious Schomburg Center for Research in Black Culture in New York, as well as, the Auburn Avenue Research Library on African American Culture and History in Atlanta, Georgia. His lecture focuses on using family research to uncover empowering heritage for future generations.
    Commander holds a Bachelor and Master's degree in arts, entertainment and media management from Columbia College of Chicago, Full Sail University.  He resides in Greenville, South Carolina with his family.
     
     

  • New England Regional Genealogical Consortium Conference with Marian Pierre-Louis

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    Join conference chair Marian Pierre-Louis live from the New England Regional Genealogical Consortium's conference as she talks about the highlights of the conference

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  • Cemetery Preservation in New Orleans with Dr. Ryan Gray

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    Holt Cemetery, New Orleans’ still-active potter’s field, has been a subject of concern for many groups in recent years.  Families with loved ones interred there have been worried about neglect and misuse of the cemetery, even as the city has periodically discussed closing the overcrowded space to new burials.  At the same time, visitors have frequently been impressed with the variety of unique votive and grave-marking techniques visible in the space; evidence of these mourning practices and decorative traditions are also being lost.  Dr. Gray will discuss the historical and cultural significance of Holt Cemetery, along with plans for the creation of a digital database that will balance both the needs of those with personal connections to Holt and the interests of others concerned about its long-term
    Dr. Ryan Gray is an Assistant Professor in the Department of Anthropology at the University of New Orleans specializing in historical archaeology. Before receiving his doctorate from the University of Chicago, Dr. Gray was employed for 10 years doing private sector work in cultural resource management with a focus on urban sites. His work examines race, segregation, auto-construction, and urban development in the post-Emancipation South.  
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  • Forgotten Black Soldiers in White Civil War Regiments: Dr. Juanita P. Moss

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    Forgotten Black Soldiers Who Served in White Regiments During The Civil War: Volumes I and II 
       Dr. Juanita Patience Moss is the great granddaughter of a Civil War veteran, the granddaughter of a northeastern Pennsylvania entrepreneur who became an anthracite coal carver, and the daughter of a unique coal sculptor who was featured in the EBONY (March 1970). A former high school biology teacher, her interests unexpectedly after retirement took another direction. Using her scientific background, she made a hypothesis and set out to prove it. As a result she has published two volumes concerning hundreds of Union Black soldiers whose military service was forgotten until 1998. Now they are being remembered and honored, too.
     

  • New York Municipal Archives with Ken Cobb

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    Join Ken Cobb as he talks about one of the richest repositories in New York City: the New York Municipal Archives.

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