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Suzanne Wasserman, director of the Gotham Center for New York City History, joins Jane to talk about New York City during the Great Depression of the 1930s. How did the Great Depression affect your NYC ancestors? What has the 1940 U.S. Census told us about their lives? Suzanne is an historian and award-winning filmaker. She has a Ph.D. in American history from New York University. Find the Gotham Center at www.GothamCenter.org. Depression Era photographs by Rebecca Lepkoff.
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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

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

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