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  • Missing Pages Of History

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    Let's fill in our "missing pages of history" now, by joining bi-weekly on Saturdays at 12 Noon. You may call in at 818-3370016.

  • Black entertainers/Afrofuturism

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    In the first segment, Dr. Charlene B. Regesyer will discuss her book Black Entertainers on African American Newspaper Articles. From 1914  - 1950, v.3. 
    In the second segment, Y'Tasha Womack will talk about the concept of Afrofuturism, based on her book of the same title.

  • When Will The Ancient Object Return?

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    Even if my best guess regarding this forward rolling celestial object's return orbit date down across between the Moon and the Earth is not correct that would have no effect on the accuracy of the details I provide concerning what future viewers can expect to see during the first part of a Return Event.
    The fully eclipsed Moon's light is suddenly seen to the right and above the crossing object's upper right horizon. The Moon's light and light from the background of space becomes changed, and it lasts. Incredibly the fantastic ancient thing that happens, still happens and you can see it if you look up at the right time. The Changed and Lasting Light sights that a viewer sees happen repeat in exact detail.
    The object's speed is tremendous. In two minutes or less the object travels the distance down across between the Moon and the Earth on it's orbital path down towards the area of space beside and below the sun. Knowing the night of the object's imminent return is all important for many reasons. My first and second book have two separate return dates that that were my best guesses at that time. Both guesses were incorrect.
    This is a very different situation we are all in. Again I am trying to guess what night the ancient celestial object I saw when I was a boy is going to roll down across between the Moon and the Earth again.
    May 24, 1926, then May 7, 1971 and now forty six years later again it will be May 18, 2016, three nights before the full Moon. We'll see what happens. I know the object will cross down again sooner or later because the object orbits.
    There is a long path that has led me to the May 18, 2016 date. It could turn out that the forward rolling ancient celestial object I saw crossing in front of the Moon actually arrives down from the depths of space again on the evening of the eighteenth of May 2016.

  • The Halls of Valhalla presents: The Women Of The Revolution

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    The Show Must Go On For Tim "Loki" Kerlin!
    Join Yankeemom, and Susan Bonner as they break down the world of feminism by going back in history. We are going to fight the "war on women" because, "we are women". This episode:

  • Advocating for a Cultural Heritage Site with Margo Lee Williams

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    Join Margo Lee Williams as she shares her research and journey to gain designation of the first African American site (Strieby Congregational United Church of Christ, where many in her family were founding members in 1880), by the Randolph County North Carolina Historical Preservation Commission for Cultural Heritage Sites.
    Margo Lee Williams holds an MA in Sociology and an MA in Religious Education. She developed an interest in genealogy early in life and in the 30+ years since, she has researched and written extensively on her family, including her recently published book: Miles Lassiter (circa 1777-1850), an Early African American Quaker from Lassiter Mill, Randolph County, North Carolina: My Research Journey to Home, for which she won the 2012 Excellence in Publishing Award from the North Carolina Genealogical Society.
    Margo is a well-known lecturer for the Family History Centers of the LDS Church in the Washington, DC area, a former editor of the Journal of the Afro-American Historical and Genealogical Society, and through her private research company, Personal Prologue, has developed expertise in identifying heirs for intestate probates. She is currently a National Veterans’ Service Officer with Vietnam Veterans of America. 

  • Ep 60 Travel Tips for Laura Ingalls Wilder Vacations

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    Tonight we're calling on fans and hope we get a lot of response. As people start planning their Laura Ingalls Wilder trips for next year we want to give them the best advice and we're counting on YOU! Call in and give your best Laura related travel tip. Which route do you take? What's your favorite Laura trip related discovery? Is there a cool store everyone should visit? Where's the best play to stay? Which homesites are best for adults only? Which homesites are best with kids? Single stop or big circle route? Should you do back to back pageants? Plus any related tip or hint you can think up. Please call in at: Call in (714) 242-5253or toll free 1-877-633-9389 Or Chat while you live stream the episodes. If you only call in once this year, this is the episode to do it.

  • New Netherland Institute with Charles Gehring

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    Charles Gehring, director of the New Netherland Research Center at the New York State Library in Albany, joins Jane today to talk about the New Netherland Institute. What does the NNI do? How can we use the records it has preserved and translated from colonial Dutch New York? 

  • A Chosen Exile: A History of Racial Passing in American Life - Allyson Hobbs

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    Allyson Hobbs is an assistant professor in the history department at Stanford.  She graduated magna cum laude from Harvard and she received a Ph.D. with distinction from the University of Chicago.  She has received fellowships from the Ford Foundation, the Clayman Institute for Gender Research, and the Center for the Comparative Study of Race and Ethnicity at Stanford.  Allyson teaches courses on American identity, African American history, African American women’s history, and twentieth century American history. She has won numerous teaching awards including the Phi Beta Kappa Teaching Prize.  She has appeared on C-Span and National Public Radio and her work has been featured on cnn.com and slate.com.  Allyson’s first book, A Chosen Exile: A History of Racial Passing in American Life, published by Harvard University Press, examines the phenomenon of racial passing in the United States from the late eighteenth century to the present.

  • Back There, Then with Linda Crichlow White

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    BACK THERE, THEN was written by Marietta Stevens Crichlow in the 1990s and discovered by her daugther Linda Crichlow White in 1999 when looking through Marietta's photos and family memorabilia to include in a Powerpoint presentation for her Mom's 90th birthday.
    Linda will share in her discovery and offer words of wisdom to others considering writing a historical genealogy memoir.
    Linda Crichlow White was born in Washington and attended public schools there before attending college (University of Cincinnati and West Virginia State College, B.S. and Howard University, M.S. in Human Ecology) and beginning a teaching career in Brooklyn, New York.  Linda taught home economics in both Brooklyn and DC Public Schools before attending Catholic University, earning a Masters in Library Science and working as a School Library Media Specialist in Montgomery County, Maryland.  She retired in 2013. 
    Both Marietta and Linda have witnessed many changes in the world and especially in Washington, DC.   Some of these changes are noted in Back There, Then.

  • English Manorial Records for 17th Century American Immigrants with Peter Foden

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    Archivist, paleographer and historical researcher Peter Foden joins Jane from the United Kingdom today to talk about using English manorial records to track your colonial American family, whether they were in New England or Virginia, to their roots in England. Peter will discuss what types of records can be found in the manor records, how to use the records, what information can be found in the records, and the challenges in using these records from the 17th and 16th centuries -- including the penmanship and language. (Many of the records are in Latin!) 
    Peter has worked in local authority archive services in Shropshire and Staffordshire, in education, and in business (the Oxford University Press and Boots the Chemist). He is currently providing archive consultancy services to a stately home, amongst the other freelance activities listed on this website. He is a member of the Archives and Records Association (UK & Ireland).

  • Go Stand Upon The Rock with Dr. Sam Lemon

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    GO STAND UPON THE ROCK (2014) is a deeply moving Civil War-era novel based on stories handed down by Sam Lemon's grandmother about the lives of her grandparents who were once runaway slaves from Virginia. It is a tale of unsettling plantation life, courageous women, dramatic Civil War battles, heroes, hoodoo, and the indomitable strength of the human spirit. The book is supported by historical and genealogical research, photographs, and documents from his doctoral dissertation. This is a compelling and emotionally engaging history that comes alive through the lives of real people and events. 
    Dr. Sam Lemon grew up in Media, Pennsylvania, where his maternal great-great grandparents arrived as runaway slaves during the Civil War. Given refuge and support by local Quakers, his ancestors prospered and became prominent members of the community. He is currently an assistant professor and the director of a graduate program at Neumann University in Pennsylvania, and formerly worked in the fields of social services, education, and public television at WHYY in Philadelphia.

  • Mocavo with Michael Leclerc

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    Michael Leclerc, chief genealogist at Mocavo, joins Jane this morning to talk about Mocavo, the genealogy search engine. Find out how Mocavo works, what types of records can be found in its database, and what Mocavo Gold provides a subscriber.

  • The New York Research Guide and Gazetteer

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    Today's show features The New York Research Guide from the New York Genealogical and Biographical Society.

  • Mind Maps for Genealogy with Ron Arons

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    Today author Ron Arons joins Jane to talk about his book Mind Maps for Genealogy.

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