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  • Dutch Research in Holland for Colonial NY Ancestors with Yvette Hoitink

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    Today professional genealogist Yvette Hoitink joins Jane to talk about researching colonial American Dutch ancestors in their homeland in the 1500s and 1600s. Joining us from Holland, Yvette will discuss Dutch research -- how to find our roots in Holland, what types of records our ancestors will be found in, tips for negotiating Dutch records, and more.
    http://www.dutchgenealogy.nl/

  • Ark and the Dove and the "Catholic Founding Fathers" 1776 Part Three

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    A little more than three centuries ago, in the late autumn of the year 1633, two ships set sail from the Isle of Wright and , with a favoring wind, headed for the open sea.  As it was to late in the season to venture in a direct course to the Chesapeake Bay Country whither they were bound, these ships chose a southwesterly course to avoid the storms that were sure to come on the North Atlantic before a crossing could be made.  The larger of the two ships was the Ark of the three hundred tons burden.  The other was the Dove, a little ship of only fifty tons and of the type of the old English pinnace.  Her ability to cross the sea was measured by the sturdiness of her crew.
        It so happened that the names of these two ships were strikingly significant of the motive that prompted the voyage.  The sailing of the Ark and the Dove took place at a time when there had long been a misalliance of religion and politics.  Sir Philip Sidney during the Elizabethan reign had said that the highest political wisdom was to be found in the dictum that religion and politics must never be separated.  This was the view of his day and it cast its shadow well along into the seventeenth century.
        There was much religious persecution that had its source in politics.  Of real religion there was little.  In the words of Dean Swift, most men had just enough to make them hate one another and not enough to make them love one another.  Bigotry was enthroned, and its rule suffered no dissent and granted no freedom.

  • Leaving A Legacy Of Your Genealogy Research with Michael N. Henderson

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    Michael N. Henderson, Author, Lecturer, Family History Researcher will explore the reasons why leaving a legacy of your genealogy research is important.
    Michael Nolden Henderson, Lieutenant Commander, U.S. Navy retired,  began his genealogy journey almost 30 years ago. Henderson is the author of Got Proof! My Genealogical Journey Through the Use of Documentation, his memoir detailing his discovery of an enslaved ancestor who gained her freedom in Spanish colonial Louisiana in 1779. In 2014, he was awarded finalist in the 50th Georgia Author of the Year Awards from the Georgia Writer’s Association. Henderson is the first and only African American member of the Georgia Society, Sons of the American Revolution. He is also a member of other lineage societies, including the General Society of the War of 1812.  He is a lecturer who speaks frequently to groups nationwide, and is the recipient of the 2013 James Dent Walker Award for Excellence in African American Genealogical Research. He is a native of New Orleans, and a graduate of Xavier University.  

  • January Jones - Mafia Moments with Carl Russo

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    Carl Russo is a San Francisco Bay Area native who has written for the Oakland Tribune, Indiewire and other publications. Russo fell in love with Sicily on his first trip to the island in 1999 and has returned many times since. In 2010, he began a blog, Mafia Exposed, which became the basis for his book. Russo was also a radio producer and disc jockey at KUSF-FM, San Francisco, from 1990 to 2003.
     
    His book is entitled: The Sicilian Mafia: A True Crime Travel Guide
     

  • January Jones - 9/11 Tribute

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    January Jones sadly Remembering 911 
    On September 11, 2010, for the nine-year anniversary at Ground Zero, Melissa spoke the names of those who passed on 9-11.  She said her aunt’s name and a special message.  That was live coverage presented nationally and internationally.  
    One of the biggest losses Melissa has had to deal with was losing her aunt, Arlene T. Babakitis on September 11, 2001.  That day was a day no one will ever forget
    Fox News interviewed both, Melissa and her mother, Evelyn Pettignano, for their Fox News Documentary in regards to the 10 year anniversary of September 11, 2001 for Bill O'Reilly’s, What's Happening Now. 
    Melissa and her mother shot a documentary film in New York City, entitled, Forever Changed 911 in Remembrance, in regards to 9-11 for ACLJ- American Center for Law and Justice.  
    tags: 911, tribute, sorrow

  • Finding Our Slaves with Konnetta Simons Alexander

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    If you only know the name of a grandparent, then how do you go back three or four generations to find their slave ancestors?
    Konnetta Alexander shares touching stories of finding her slave ancestors going back three and four generations.  With inspiration from journal entries of an Antebellum, slave account book written by slaveholder Daniel Graham, the lives of unrelated slaves provides documentation of slave life from which Konnetta uses as her guidebook to find and document slaves.  While making national presentations about the life of Matila Graham, house slave, Konnetta tells the story of every house slave!  Calling out the last names of her slave ancestors:  Clark, Miller, Moorman, Peay, Prince, Quinn and Ramsey. Join in as discoveries unfold in Finding Our Slaves.
    With 20+ years of genealogy digging, Konnetta has three projects: researching family, transcribing and making public excepts of the slave journal, and performing interpretative presentations about the lives of Free Persons of Color and Slaves.  She holds a bachelor’s degree in Business Administration, is an annual participant of MAAGI (Mid-Western African American Genealogy Institute), and member of several historical societies.  The focus of Konnetta’s genealogy research is find, document and personalizing slaves, whether family nor not.
                
     
     
     
     

  • ProGen Study Groups: Professional Genealogy with Angela Packer McGhie

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    Today the manager of the ProGen Study Groups, Angela Packer McGhie, joins Jane to talk about the groups and the book on which the study group is based: Professional Genealogy: A Manual for Researchers, Writers, Editors, Lecturers and Librarians.
     
    http://www.progenstudy.org/

  • Genealogy Resources in Louisiana with Judy Riffel

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    Bernice Bennett welcomes Judy Riffel, a professional genealogist  for an engaging discussion about what you need to know about records and documents in Louisiana.
    Judy has authored numerous books and articles on genealogy, and she is an officer in one of the largest genealogical groups in the state, Le Comité des Archives de la Louisiane, and editor of its quarterly journal.
    She also offers Louisiana Genealogy Research Services: www.judyriffel.com

  • Records of Ante-Bellum Southern Plantations with Jean L. Cooper

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    Records of Ante-Bellum Southern Plantations with Jean L. Cooper
    Welcome, Jean L. Cooper, a Cataloger and Reference Librarian, and Genealogical Resources Specialist at the University of Virginia Library. 
    Ms. Cooper received the Virginia Genealogical Society’s Virginia Records Award in 2009 for her work in indexing the Records of Ante-Bellum Southern Plantations microfilm collection. She has a B.A. from Alma College (Alma, MI), and an M.L. from the University of South Carolina (Columbia, SC).
    Records of Ante-Bellum Southern Plantations is a set of microfilms that contains images of manuscript materials from fourteen different libraries and archives across the South. 
    The entire set includes 1500 reels of microfilm, each with approximately 1000 frames resulting in 1.5 million manuscript images of material written primarily between the American Revolution and the Civil War. The items indexed include deeds, wills, estate papers, genealogies, personal and business correspondence, account books, slave lists, and many other types of records.
    Title: Index to Records of Ante-Bellum Southern Plantations: Locations, Plantations, Surnames and Collections, 2d ed.
    Author: Jean L. Cooper
    Publisher: MacFarland, 2009
    ISBN: 978-0786439904

  • The Global Family Reunion with AJ Jacobs

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    Join AJ Jacobs on today's show to find out about the Global Family Reunion, which will be held on 6 June 2015 at the New York Hall of Science, on the grounds of the World’s Fair. Journalist, lecturer, human guinea pig and author of four New York Times bestsellers, AJ is also host of the biggest, most inclusive and most fascinating family reunion in history. He will tell us what's in store for all attendees -- including talks by celebrities, scientists and comedians.
    The event will be featured in a documentary by Morgan Spurlock (Supersize Me).
    http://globalfamilyreunion.com/

  • Records Preservation: Are We Losing Access to Records? with Jan Alpert

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    Jan Alpert, the chair of the Records Preservation and Access Committe (RPAC), joins Jane this evening to talk about the organization and its mission to preserve open access to records around the country. Jan will discuss the Genealogists' Declaration of Rights, which was announced at the NGS Conference in Richmond, Virginia in May; what it means to genealogists as records are increasingly being closed to the public; and what we can do to help keep records available to us and maintain privacy as the same time. She'll tell us where the current hot spots around the country are.
     

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