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America's Most Haunted Radio with host Eric Olsen was live last night at 8pE with guest Shannon Bradley Byers on the IPBN radio network. Listen to the podcast right here!
Shannon Bradley Byers, the "Paranormal Genealogist," is a paranormal investigator and educator who infuses paranormal investigation with genealogical and historical research, and lectures in the Southeast on how to blend them into a seamless whole.
She teaches para-enthusiasts and professionals that the "TV show history" of a location is not always correct and that it is critical for them to do their own research and not take legends at face value.
Using examples such as Lavinia Fisher at the Old Charleston Jail, and Pearl Bryan at Bobby Mackey's Music World, Shannon shows how para-entertainment has skewed history and how incorrect the "facts" they supply to their audience and paying paranormal investigators sometimes are, and how incorrect facts can hinder a paranormal investigation.
Byers also uses historic metro Atlanta locations to demonstrate how even the most basic facts such as the location of a given event aren't always correct. As former assistant director and department chair for the National Paranormal Society, she has authored many educational articles that are used as training material for members.
In 2013 the team she co-founded with her husband in 2003, Timeless Paranormal, was featured in the A DAY TRIP documentary shown on EATV.
Edmund Burke once stated, "Those who don't know history are doomed to repeat it." Join us tonight as we are joined by tribal chief and historian, professional researcher, and forensic genealogist, Chief Lonzado Langley as we venture into the history of our Native Americans and Black people in this country. We will address the common misconceptions of researching our history, strategies for discovering your past, and where we go from here. We will discuss everything including historical records, historical laws, maps, census records, and where to look for historical records. This is an episode you surely do not want to miss! (646) 668-2620.
Empress Simone is an Urban Life Indie Author and budding Radio Personality. Her Publishing Brand is Empressed For Life. Her radio show 'The Tea Live Hosted by Empress Simone' is featured on TheMidnight Hour Radio Show and Power 98 based out of Cleveland. The show's focus is to cater to Aspiring and newly published Authors as well as Musicians.
She’s also a lifelong resident of the Bronx in New York City. She devotes her time to family, education and writing. Empress Simone attends DeVry University and majors in Communications/Emerging Media Communications. She currently has a GPA of 3.21.
Besides being a budding Radio Personality and Author, Empress Simone is also a genealogist and loves to spend time researching her ancestors. You may follow her Amazon Author's Page or connect via Facebook by following her page Author Empress Simone to stay up to date on all her current and future projects.
The Todd’s telling our Story from Virginia to Kentucky.
Underwood vs Underwood’s Executor, 1830, Federal Records, United States Circuit Court Records, 5th Circuit Court, obtained from the Library of Virginia’s Manuscripts Collection in Richmond.
The library is a wealth of knowledge and you can find books, periodicals, reference material and if you look real hard, you will find your ancestors hanging out in the library collections just waiting to be discovered. Starting 20 April 1826 and ending 19 December 1830, there was a lawsuit brought by the heirs of Jane Pollard Dandridge Underwood against James Underwood, her estate executor. This lawsuit was filed by the heirs to recover the slaves and the income they had produced from James Underwood. As a descendant of enslaved ancestors, you can only research so far before you hit a brick wall. However, it is possible to go beyond that brick wall and find incredible information about your family’s past.
Phyllis Grimes is a graduate of Arizona State University where she graduated with a Bachelor of Science in Justice Studies. Phyllis held various positions working for the Maricopa County Superior Court System and is an employee for the State of Arizona as an Investigator. Phyllis’ passion is researching her family history and she has been involved in genealogical research for over the past 20 years. While researching her history, she has gained a greater appreciation for early American History. She holds the position of the Family Historian/Genealogist for her family.
We had some major technical difficulties with this show. It's been spliced and diced, but it's a great interview. Enjoy!
Kathryn Lake Hogan, Dominion Genealogist of the United Empire Loyalists Association of Canada, joins Jane today to talk about New York Loyalists who went to Canada after the American Revolution. She'll answer questions such as: What was the Loyalist experience in New York during the war? Why did they leave? What happened to them once they got there? How do we go about researching them?
Find Kathryn at: http://www.looking4ancestors.com/
Liberty’s Exiles: America’s Loyalists in the Revolutionary World by Maya Jasanoff
Loyalists and Layabouts: The Rapid Rise and Faster Fall of Shelburne, Nova Scotia, 1783-1792 by Stephen Kimber
Image: The Coming of the Loyalists, Henry Sandham [Public domain], via Wikimedia Commons
Source Nation! Join us tonight for Love Zone Mondays with Kathy B, Co-Hosts Mark & Michaela and Parents & Teens Talk with Chevonna Johnson.
At 6:15, Join us for Love Zone Mondays, as Kathy B welcomes Certified Matchmaker, Dating Coach & Founder of AVConnexions: Matchmaking, Dating Coaching, Singles Events & More . AV Washburn-Matchmaker (Vasquez) into the studio to speak with Kathy about her, Get Real, Get Love Group Coaching System for Women.
Arlene is a Certified Matchmaker, Dating Coach & Founder of AVConnexions. Arlene also created the Get Real, Get Love Group Coaching System for Women.
At 7:15, Mark Logue & Michaela Logue of Mark and Michaela Online are back in the studio with Kathy to discuss another HOTT TOPIC, Are All Lies Created Equal? Are Little White Lies Just As Harmful As The Big Ugly Ones? You definitely want to be a part of this conversation
Do you Know Who You Are? Join us for Parents & Teens Talk at 8:15, as Host Chevonna Johnson welcomes Genealogist Diane M. Warmsley into the studio to help you answer this question.
Diane Warmsley is a professional genealogist and holds a certificate in Genealogical Research from Boston University’s Center for Professional Education. She holds an M.S. degree in Administration & Supervision in Higher Education from Baruch College/CUNY. Diane, a former Director of Admissions within the City University of New York (CUNY), brings 35 years of experience to the discussion on college admissions.
Who Owned Solomon? A Case study of 19th Century African American Research– Many African American researchers struggle to break through the brick wall of slavery. This discussion will look at the strategies used by Janice Lovelace to identify her ancestors’ slave-owners through the use of military, land, probate and court records.
Janice Lovelace, Ph.D. a genealogist who primarily lectures and writes on health, genetics, research methodology and her ethnic minority heritage, lives and lectures primarily in the West. A licensed psychologist (with an undergraduate degree in Biology), she recently retired from 30 years of tenured college teaching in the social sciences, including women’s studies and American Cultural studies. Janice is a member of APG, GSG, AAGHS and several local societies.
Prior to the Civil War, Alexandria, Virginia had a large freed African American and slave population who contributed a lot to the community and to the United States. Each one of these groups helped build Alexandria, Virginia through their skilled labor, involvement in politics, teachers, churches, businessmen and etc. The history of Alexandria, Virginia cannot be told without including these African Americans.
Char is posting blogs every two weeks on African American people in the 19th century that made a difference in the History of Alexandria, Virginia at http://theotheralexandria.com.
Char McCargo Bah is the CEO/Owner of FindingThingsforU, LLC. She has been a genealogist since 1981; appeared on numerous television interviews with CBS, FOX-5, Comcast, Public Broadcasting Services just to name a few and documentaries. She has also received numerous awards in 2014, 2013, 2010, and in 2009 for her work in genealogy. Char became a 2014 Living Legend in Alexandria, VA. She was the City of Alexandria’s genealogist on the Alexandria Freedmen and Contraband Cemetery. She is doing an advance study in genealogy at the University of Toronto and is co-author of “African Americans of Alexandria, VA: Beacons of Light in the Twentieth Century.”
Did you know that the majority of Freedmen's Bureau records are now digitized and available online for free, as well as the records of other institutions that served newly-freed African Americans during Reconstruction? Angela Walton-Raji and Toni Carrier have built a new website called "Mapping the Freedmen's Bureau - An Interactive Research Guide" (www.mappingthefreedmensbureau.com) to assist researchers in locating and accessing records of the Freedmen's Bureau, Freedmen's hospitals, contraband camps and Freedman's Bank branches. Researchers can use the website's interactive map to learn which of these services were located near their area of research interest. If the records are online, the map provides a link to the records that tell the stories of newly-freed former slaves in the American south. The goal of this mapping project is to provide researchers, from the professional to the novice, a useful tool to more effectively tell the family story, the local history and the greater story of the nation during Reconstruction.
Angela Walton-Raji is an author, genealogist, guest lecturer and producer of the weekly African Roots Podcast and Toni Carrier is the Founder of LowcountryAfricana, a free website dedicated to African American genealogy and history in SC, GA and FL.
Join Genealogist Jim W. Petty for a discussion of his research on Black Slavery Emancipation Research in the Northern States and learn about the four categories of records that provide genealogical data on enslaved people in Northern states before the Civil War.
Beginning in 2010, Jim became interested in African American Genealogy Studies upon following client genealogy into the Slave culture of Rhode Island. Upon learning about the concept of Slavery in all States in America, and the eventual “gradual emancipation” of Black Slaves in each of the Northern States, he realized that a product of the emancipation movement was the creation of Slave birth records from as early as 1777, and continuing until national emancipation in 1865. These records led to the keeping of other records relating to African Americans in the Northern States, which will hopefully become a resource for researchers throughout the United States.
Currently Jim has been collecting and abstracting Slave Birth Records for the State of New Jersey from 1804 to 1865, with the goal of publishing his findings during the 2015-2016 sesquicentennial of Slave Emancipation in the U.S. (1865-1866).
Jim has a degree in Genealogy Technology from Brigham Young University, and has been certified as a Genealogist and a Genealogy Records Searcher by the Board for the Certification of Genealogists (1984-2015), and accredited by the International Commission for the Accreditation of Genealogists (1972-2015).
CeCe Moore, Your Genetic Genealogist, joins Jane today to talk about her work with adoptions and DNA. Find out how she uses DNA to help her adoptee clients discover their origins. What DNA tests does she recommend? What are some of her success stories? How can adoptees do it all themselves?
Art historian and genealogist Deborah Child joins Jane today to talk about her book Soldier Engraver Forger: Richard Brunton's Life on the Fringe in America's New Republic. Find out how art history and genealogy were used to tell the story of 18th century counterfeiter Richard Brunton -- a deserter from the British Army during the Revolutionary War and one of the first makers of engraved family history registers. Deborah will talk about how she researched Brunton's life and his work as an engraver and painter.
Order the book: http://shop.americanancestors.org/collections/american-history-and-culture/products/soldier-engraver-forger-richard-bruntons-life-on-the-fringe-in-americas-new-republic
Find Deborah: http://www.deborahmchild.com/
First image: Sacred to the Memory of Mrs. Lois Foot. She died Dec, 23 1802 age 40 / In love she liv'd; in peace she died/her life was asked and was denied.
Silver medallion, 2 1/16" x 1 9/16"
Illust. William L. Warren, “Richard Brunton.” Art in America 41, No. 2 (Spring 1953), page 71. Photo caption “Mrs. George H. Decker, Watertown, CT.” Current whereabouts unknown
Family register of Charles Raynolds & Hannah Bidwell
Rev War Pens and Bnty-Land-Warr App W17528, NARA
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