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Today's broadcast is a continuation of Dr. Charles Gehring's interview from Wednesday, November 6. We'll find out more about the Dutch language and customs in New York, the nuances of the provincial Dutch records that have been preserved and translated, how we genealogists can use the records, and more about what the New Netherland Institute does.
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Join McKelden Smith, President of the New York Genealogical and Biographical Society, as he tells us all about the first ever New York State Family History Conference on 20 and 21 September in Syracuse. Find out how the conference... more

Special Edition In commemoration of the Two Row Wampum Renewal Campaign that just occurred in the Hudson Valley, today's special edition of the show features Ulster County Clerk Nina Postupack and Bearsville resident Jim Davis,... more

NYC, Long Island and Westchester Co. Research with Laura Murphy DeGrazia. Join New York Genealogical and Biographical Record co-editor Laura Murphy DeGrazia as she talks about her new book NGS Research in the States Series:... more

Jane welcomes David Rencher, chief genealogical officer of FamilySearch.org, to tonight's show. Learn what's new at FamilySearch. Learn about hidden gems the site offers. Learn what David's role is in this great genealogical database.... more

Jane welcomes Tracy McNally, Executive Director of Historic Huguenot Street. Tracy will tell us about the first founders of New Paltz, New York, the Huguenots who were French Protestants. Find out their story of immigration from Europe,... more

Tonight Jane welcomes Thomas W. Jones, author of the recently released book, Mastering Genealogical Proof. Tom will discuss what genealogical proof is and why we need it. He will explain how the book can help all genealogists -- from... more

Jane E. Wilcox welcomes Christopher Densmore, head of Friends Historical Library at Swarthmore College in Pennsylvania. Chris will talk about Quakers in New York. Where did they come from and where did they live? What is... more

Did you know that John Rolfe and Pocahontas from the colony of Jamestown, Virginia, have living descendants? Tonight their descendant Wilhelmena Kelly, organizing regent of the Increase Carpenter Chapter DAR in Queens, joins Jane... more

Special Edition: Live from the National Genealogical Society Family History Conference in Las Vegas. Julie Miller, Vice President of NGS, joins Jane to recap this year's conference in Las Vegas. Find out the highlights of the conference:... more

Jane E. Wilcox welcomes The Legal Genealogist Judy Russell as she talks about women's rights in the major legal systems in Colonial America. What rights under the law did our grandmothers have in the Dutch, British, French and Spanish... more