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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 Thomas McLiechey, a descendant of Sojourner from Battle Creek, Mich., talk about Sojourner, her legacy, and slave ancestry in New York. Bob will sing a few songs written by Sojourner as well. Among the photos is the statue of Sojourner Truth, dedicated on 21 September 2013, in Port Ewen.
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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

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 in Queens. Journalist, lecturer, human guinea pig... more

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 groups are based: Professional Genealogy: A Manual for Researchers, Writers, Editors, Lecturers... more

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... more

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