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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 this monumental work is all about -- the first of its kind ever for New York. Find out what this must-have research tool for New York genealogy includes and how it can aid your New York research. To order: http://newyorkfamilyhistory.org/global/store/new-york-family-history-research-guide-and-gazetteer
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Special Edition 30 minute show: Join Dick Eastman and host Jane Wilcox live from the annual Who Do You Think You Are? Live event in London. First-timer Jane will get an introduction to the event on her first day there from Dick,... more

Biographer David Fiske joins Jane this evening to talk about his co-authored book Solomon Northup: The Complete Story of the Author of Twelve Years a Slave. David wrote this biography of Twelves Years A Slave author Solomon Northup,... more

Join Annaline Dinkelman, founder of Wall Street Walks, as she takes us on an audio tour of Wall Street and other historic areas of downtown Manhattan. Find out about founding fathers Alexander Hamilton, George Washington... more

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

In commemoration of the 250th anniversary of the Touro Synagogue in Newport, RI, tonight David Kleiman joins me to talk about Jews in Colonial America -- North and South. Discover the history of the Jewish migration to the new world, what... more

Tonight Jane welcomes Russell Gasero, archivist at the Reformed Church of America Archives in New Brunswick, New Jersey. Russell talks about the early Dutch Reformed Church records in New York, telling us what we can find... more

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