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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

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

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

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