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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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The Forget-Me-Not Hour takes a trip outside the U.S. for tonight's show. Jane welcomes genealogist András Koltai from Hungary. Andras will talk about researching Hungarian Jewish ancestry, as well as other groups in Hungary. For... more

Glenn Leisching, an elder in the Dagara African spiritual tradition, and his student Violet Snow join Jane tonight to talk about genealogy and honoring ancestors in an African spiritual tradition. Glenn and Violet will talk about deepening our... more

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

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