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Pamela J. Vittorio joins Jane today to talk about the Erie Canal, its upcoming bicentennial and the records that were created. Pamela will give a brief history of the canal and then tell us what documents we can use to research our ancestors who were involved in one way or another on the Erie Canal -- to the builders, the boat captains, the canal workers, the passengers. She'll also tell us how the centennial celebration of the canal is unfolding for next year. Pamela Vittorio is a Associate Teaching Professor in the Department of English Language Studies at the New School in New York City. She has completed extensive research on the Canal, on a variety of topics, for over a decade. Pamela is also on the Board of Trustees of the Chittenango Landing Canal Boat Museum (CLCBM) and often lectures there and at other upstate sites where she conducts workshops and programs on Erie Canal social and cultural history, language and genealogy.
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Keith Erekson, Director of the LDS Church History Library, joins Jane to talk about the history of the early Latter-day Saint church a.k.a. Mormon church from its beginnings in NY to the migration west through Ohio, Missouri, Illinois and then... more

Old Fulton New York Post Cards website creator Tom Tryniski joins Jane to talk about his work on the site. Find out why Tom started Old Fulton Post Cards, what goes on behind the scenes and what his plans are for the future. He'll also... more

Live from Fort Wayne, IN, today Jane interviews Curt Witcher, Genealogy Center Manager of the Allen County Public Library in Fort Wayne. Having one of the largest genealogy research collections in the world, the ACPL is known for its... more

D. Joshua Taylor, new president of the New York Genealogical and Biographical Society and host of The Genealogy Roadshow, joins Jane to talk about the NYG&B's new strategic plan. Josh will tell us how it was developed and what... more

Genetic genealogy educators and bloggers Blaine T. Bettinger, Ph.D., JD, and Debbie Parker Wayne, CG, CGL, the authors of the new book Genetic Genealogy in Practice published by the National Genealogical Society, join Jane to... more

Professional genealogist Gordon Remington joins Jane to talk about New York probate records and his book New York State Probate Records: A Genealogist's Guide to Testate and Intestate Records," published by the New England... more

Helen V. Smith joins Jane today to talk about her latest book, Google: The Genealogist's Friend, and another of her books, Death Certificates and Archaic Medical Terms, both Unlock the Past guide books. Find out how Google can... more

Frank J. Doherty, author of The Settlers of the Beekman Patent (published by the New England Historic Genealogical Society), joins Jane to talk about his multi-volume series. Find out the history of the Beekman Patent in Dutchess... more

Judy Russell, the Legal Genealogist, and Robert Charles Anderson, Director of the Great Migration Studies, join Jane to talk about plagiarism and fabrication in genealogy. We may be stepping on genealogical land mines in our research... more