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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. http://www.ngsgenealogy.org/
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This morning author Rosana Y. Wan joins Jane to talk about her book The Culinary Lives of John and Abigail Adams and her experience working as a park ranger at the Adams National Historic Site in Quincy, Massachusetts. Rosana... more

Rebroadcast from October 2012. Suzanne Wasserman, director of the Gotham Center for New York City History, joins Jane to talk about New York City during the Great Depression of the 1930s. How did the Great Depression affect your... more

A rebroadcast from June 2011. Anne Gordon, Ulster County (N.Y.) Historian, and Bob Lusk, nationally known folk musician, who are spearheading the drive to erect a statue of Sojourner Truth in Port Ewen, N.Y. (where Sojourner lived); and... more

Today author Ron Arons joins Jane to talk about his book Mind Maps for Genealogy. Find out what mind maps are, how they can be applied to your genealogy research, and what the best mind mapping software programs are.... more

Today's show features New York Family History Research Guide and Gazetteer, a new genealogy resource book from the New York Genealogical and Biographical Society. McKelden Smith, President of the NYG&B, joins Jane to tell us what... more

Note: a dropped call in the middle of the show, but we were up and running again quickly. Michael Leclerc, chief genealogist at Mocavo, joins Jane this morning to talk about Mocavo, the genealogy search engine. Find out how Mocavo... more

Note: We were disconnected at the end, so you will hear an abrupt end. Thank you to Dr. Gehring for being a guest on the show! Today's broadcast is a continuation of Dr. Charles Gehring's interview from Wednesday, November 6.... more

Charles Gehring, director of the New Netherland Research Center at the New York State Library in Albany, joins Jane today to talk about the Research Center and its supporting organization, New Netherland Institute. What do the... more

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'... more

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