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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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Author William Ruddock talks about the property forfeitures and confiscations of New York's Loyalists during the American Revolution. Learn how the new state of New York went about confiscating property of those who supported the... more

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Find out what the New York State Archives in Albany holds for genealogists as Dr. Jim Folts shares his unsurpassed knowledge of the archives with us. We'll explore military records, tax records, vital records, little-used gems at the state... more

Jean Wilcox Hibben joins Jane this evening to tell all about behind the scenes of PBS's "Genealogy Roadshow." Lead reseacher for the show, Jean will talk about the research that went into each segment and what role the researching... more

Join Ron Taylor from the Patterson (Putnam Co., New York) Historical Society as he talks about one of the most challenging areas in New York to research -- The Oblong. The Oblong is the 1-3/4 mile wide strip of land that was disputed by... more

James DeWolf Perry, executive director of The Tracing Center on Histories and Legacies of Slavery and a descendant of RI slave traders, joins Jane to talk about the work of The Tracing Center, whose mission is to create greater awareness... more

Join Jonathon Lothrop, Curator of Archaeology, and Wayne Lenig, Research Associate, at the New York State Museum in Albany as they discuss prehistoric history and archaeology in the Upper Hudson and Mohawk Valleys of New... more

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