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  • Why the New York Times is Wrong - Kenneth A. Bravo, JD

    in History

    “Why the New York Times is Wrong – Using Basic Genealogy Tools and Methods to Show that Your Family Name Was Not Changed At Ellis Island”.
    There is a common misconception, call it an old wives tale or an urban legend, that family names were often changed at Ellis Island.  Such myths gain a great deal of credibility when newspapers such as the New York Times, the country’s “paper of record”, perpetuates these myths by repeating them, in this case in obituaries.
    When Kenneth saw one of these obituaries a few years ago, he wrote to the Times pointing out their error and suggesting sources that they could check to verify what he was saying.  When they seemed to ignore him, he did the research on the family of the person named in the obituary and was able to show what the name was when the family immigrated and how the family name changed as they adapted to life in the United States.  He sent all of the proof to the Times and was still ignored.  Finally the Times responded.  They were not going to do anything to correct the erroneous obituary but suggested they might do a news story on the issue.  The experience led him to do a search of other Times obituaries with the Ellis Island story.  He located about half a dozen.  After doing the research on each, he was able to show the original name for each of them.
    Kenneth A. Bravo received his JD from The Ohio State University, College of Law and his B.A. degree in Economics from Rutgers University, New Brunswick, New Jersey.  He is Vice President of the International Association of Jewish Genealogical Societies (IAJGS) and, the former president and current member of the Board of Trustees of the Jewish Genealogy Society of Cleveland.  Bravo has lectured on a number of genealogical topics.

  • The Woo Group Review RBC Wealth Management Hong Kong USA på RBC søk 15 studenter

    in News

    Scholarship Søknadsfrist er 19 februar 2015
    TORONTO, 9 desember 2014 - en mulighet til å gjøre en reell samfunnet forskjell, en "tankevekkende" mulighet til å jobbe frivillig i utlandet og viktig hjelpe med den økonomiske byrden opplæring-disse er blant fordelene sitert av tidligere vinnerne av RBC studenter ledende endre stipend som RBC begynner å godta årets programmer.
    Programmet gir $150.000 i stipend til 15 Canadas mest kommunal-tenkende studenter i tre kategorier: eksamen High School eller CÉGEP, første Undergraduate-grad eller diplom, og andre grad eller diplom.
    Programmer er nå åpen og tilgjengelig online.
    "Dagens elever ønsker å gjøre en forskjell i sine lokalsamfunn og i verden. Vi ønsker å hjelpe studenter fokus på det som er viktig for dem, oppfordrer sine civic spirit og akademiske mål, uten å måtte bekymre seg så mye om å betale for den økende kostnader av skolen,"sier Melissa Jarman, direktør, Student bank, RBC.
    Ifølge statistikk Canada betalte heltid studenter i gjennomsnitt $5,959 i skolepenger i 2014/2015, opp 3,3 prosent fra i fjor.
    http://www.rbc.com/newsroom/news/2014/20141209-students-scholarship.html

  • Down the Rabbit Hole

    in Current Events

    What is really happening to our state, to our country and to our world? Will there be an economic collapse? Will our educational system continue to dumb down our children?  Will America become George Orwell’s “1984?”
    Are you ready to look behind the curtain, to know the truth, to pierce the veil? Then prepare to go “Down the Rabbit Hole” with Ed and Bill. Politics, Economics, Religion, Culture and History will be just some of the topics to be explored as we peel back the layers to find the answers to all we seek.
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  • The Sound Doctrine Spiritual Ministries Fellowship Program

    in Current Events

    Join host Bedeyah Emmanuel  Asah Thirzah BathYah, & Eman Prophet
    Today @ Noon PST/ 2 PM CST/ 3 PM Eastern as we present the Truth according to the Set Apart Scriptures.
    You can also listen in to the show @ (347) 324-3704 or join us in our chatroom @  www.freedomizerradio.com 

  • The Sound Doctrine Spiritual Ministries Fellowship Program

    in Current Events

    Join host Bedeyah Emmanuel  Asah Thirzah BathYah, & Eman Prophet
    Today @ 9 AM PST/ 11AM CST/ Noon Eastern as we present the Truth according to the Set Apart Scriptures.
    You can also listen in to the show @ (347) 324-3704 or join us in our chatroom @  www.freedomizerradio.com 

  • The Sound Doctrine Spiritual Ministries Fellowship Program

    in Current Events

    Join host Bedeyah Emmanuel  Asah Thirzah BathYah, & Eman Prophet
    Today @ Noon PST/ 2 PM CST/ 3 PM Eastern as we present the Truth according to the Set Apart Scriptures.
    You can also listen in to the show @ (347) 324-3704 or join us in our chatroom @  www.freedomizerradio.com 

  • NGS St. Charles 2015 and the New York Track

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    Jane welcomes the presenters of the New York Genealogical & Biographical Society-sponsored New York Track at the National Genealogical Society's 2015 conference in St. Charles, Missouri. The New York Track team will talk about the lineup of New York topics at this year’s conference. The track presenters include Karen Maurer Jones on New York Land: Patroonships, Manors, Patents, Rent Wars & Land and Records Created by New York's Towns and Cities: Uncommonly Rich Resources, Terry Koch-Bostic on City Directories: Antiquarian People Finders, and Jane on The New York Gateway: Immigration and Migration and New York City and State Vital Records and Their Substitutes. Terry will also give the NYG&B Luncheon talk on Intuition and Genealogy Success: A Sixth Sense, Chance, Coincidence, or Serendipity? The New York Track and Luncheon take place on 14 May.
    Terry will also talk about the conference as a whole.
    http://www.ngsgenealogy.org/

  • Wasting time with drugs and prison

    in Current Events

    Spend a evening sharing the story of my guest Ryan Leone who did everthing from smuggling heroin with the Mexican Cartales, being incarcerated and the different turns that he made in his confusions chasing money and drugs.  The high and lows will have you captivated and you hang out with us thru this interview. The show is live and you can call into 347-945-6003  Friday April 3rd at 7:30pm EST.

  • Taking back your information from the Internet.

    in Current Events

    It will definitely be an enlightening evening when me and my guest Mr. Trip Elix share how the harmless post that we make on different media sites gets stored and it's hard to remove while predators out there can steal your life through identity fraud and becoming a sex slave through extortion.  Unless you've been a victim you may not fully understand how important it is to listen in and take notes.

  • Love At Our Roots: How Freedom Became A Force For Change - James H. Commander

    in History

    James H. Commander utilized genealogical research techniques to author his book, Love At Our Roots: How Freedom Became A Force For Change.
    His book has been accepted into the prestigious Schomburg Center for Research in Black Culture in New York, as well as, the Auburn Avenue Research Library on African American Culture and History in Atlanta, Georgia. His lecture focuses on using family research to uncover empowering heritage for future generations.
    Commander holds a Bachelor and Master's degree in arts, entertainment and media management from Columbia College of Chicago, Full Sail University.  He resides in Greenville, South Carolina with his family.
     
     

  • Send my rockets to the moon with a real life Rocket Scientist.

    in Current Events

    Spend a wonderful evening with me and my guest who is a real life rocket scientist and the author of 24 books and three on the way.  This dynamic woman is full of so much insightful knowledge about our universal and other trvia that you can't help but be amazed.  Please call in at 347-945-6003 and ask those questions that you always wanted to know about whether or not you believe or know that UFO's exist.

  • New York Municipal Archives with Ken Cobb

    in History

    Join Ken Cobb as he talks about one of the richest repositories in New York City: the New York Municipal Archives.

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