• 00:57

    Chief Langley Lectures on Genealogy, Colonial History and Basic Common Sense.

    in Education

    Chief Langley returns with more historical facts of colonial history as it connects with genealogy of many of your ancestors. There so much of history that's been omitted and surpress.  The Colonial Slave trade. American Indians, South Asians,  Oceanic Negroes. European Convicts - Chief Langley takes you on the jounery of living history. 

  • 00:43

    Mind Maps for Genealogy with Ron Arons

    in History

    Today author Ron Arons joins Jane to talk about his book Mind Maps for Genealogy. Find out what mind maps are, how they can be applied to your genealogy research, and what the best mind mapping software programs are.

    Ron has given 250+ presentations internationally, which has earned him a reputation as a humorous, informative, and inspiring speaker. He has authored three books: The Jews of Sing Sing, WANTED! U.S. Criminal Records, and, most recently, Mind Maps for Genealogy.   In 2006 he appeared on the PBS television series The Jewish Americans as an expert on NY Jewish criminality.  In 2005 he won a Hackman Research Grant from the NY State Archives to continue his research regarding historical Jewish criminals in New York.  Ron earned a B.S. in Engineering from Princeton University and an MBA from the University of Chicago.

    To order the book: http://www.ronarons.com/

  • 00:45

    Genealogy Travel

    in Travel

    Join Bonnie & Ja'Vonne with their guest, Tony Burroughs, CEO of The Center for Black Genealogy, noted speaker and author. Together they will look at how to research your family history and how to travel with a purpose as you research your own Family Tree. Also keep up on Travel News, Travel Tips, and all the features of this top weekly Travel Show. Heard nationwide on Sirius/XM #141 and WVON-Chicago and iHeartRadio.com. www.TheTavelingEye.com . #TheTravelingEye

  • 00:36

    Why Genealogy? Midwest African American Genealogy Institute

    in History

    Join participants of the professiolnal genealogy class of the Midwest African American Institute for  an engaging and informative discussion on " Why Genealogy" with Matilda and her children.

    "The Genealogy as a Profession class at MAAGI 2014 created WHY GENEALOGY? centered around a slave named Matilda asking her descendants why they were or were not trying to find their family. Sarah Cato is the producer and host. Cast members: Konnetta Alexander is the slave named Matilda from the Graham Slave Records. Myra DeShields-Moulton tells about her research findings and the family books she’s written. Camile Camille Genealogy Sista Johnson representing the X-generation’s interest or lack of interest. Flavia Frierson asks why should she research that old stuff. Roland Miller shares the migration path of ex-slaves. Audrie McRay tells why she researches her family and makes family scrapbooks.

  • 00:58

    Genealogy Resources in Louisiana with Judy Riffel

    in History

    Bernice Bennett welcomes Judy Riffel, a professional genealogist  for an engaging discussion about what you need to know about records and documents in Louisiana.

    Judy has authored numerous books and articles on genealogy, and she is an officer in one of the largest genealogical groups in the state, Le Comité des Archives de la Louisiane, and editor of its quarterly journal.

    She also offers Louisiana Genealogy Research Services: www.judyriffel.com

  • 01:06

    Italian Genealogy Group and German Genealogy Group NY Indexing Projects

    in History

    Don Eckerle of the German Genealogy Group (GGG) and John Martino of the Italian Genealogy Group (IGG) join Jane this morning to talk about the mammoth indexing projects their groups took on when they decided to tackle Long Island records and then New York City vital records and then NARA NYC records and then some more. Don and John will discuss what records they have done, what records they intend to do, and what the differences in their groups' databases are. They will also tell us how they manage their indexing projects with more than 2,000 volunteers. They'll also share interesting stories from their indexing and tell us about unusual records or people that they came across in the records.

    In May 2014 Don, John and their GGG partner Bob Boeckle received the National Genealogical Society's Award of Merit in recognition of exceptional contributions to the field of genealogy.


    John and Don are pictured with the other New York attendees at the NGS conference in Richmond, Virginia. They are all members and volunteers for the GGG and IGG indexing projects.



  • 02:00

    African American Genealogy with Elon Cook

    in Religion

    For many genealogy can seem overwhelming, especially for those of slave ancestry. There are very specific challenges that African Americans researching family history face. Tune as the Sistas chat with African American genealogy expert Elon Cook about the challenges and resources for African American Genealogy. Elon Cook is an experienced genealogist; she received her Masters Degree from Brown University and is a newly confirmed member of the Daughters of the American Revolution. To learn more about Elon check out her website here.

  • 00:30

    Genealogy Resources On the Internet

    in Internet

    Awareness Watch Talk Show for Saturday May 3, 2014 at 2:00pm EST - Genealogy Resources

    This show will highlight my Subject Tracer titled Genealogy Resources and available directly from the Virtual Private Library. The Genealogy Resources Subject Tracer™ will keep you on the latest path to maintain resources for the latest genealogy on the Internet or give you the required guidance you need to stay at the leading edge of genealogy resources, sources and sites available over the Internet. We will also be reviewing the latest happenings from my blog during the last week.  We will also discussing my latest freely available Awareness Watch Newsletter V12N5 May 2014  highlighting World Wide Web References and my freely available May 2014 Zillman Column featuring  Bot and Intelligent Agent Research Resources and Sites.  You may call in to ask your questions at (718)508-9839. The show is live and thirty minutes in length starting at 2:00pm EST on Saturday, May 3, 2014 and then archived for easy review and access. Listen, Call and Enjoy!!


  • 01:03

    ProGen Study Groups: Professional Genealogy with Angela Packer McGhie

    in History

    Today the manager of the ProGen Study Groups, Angela Packer McGhie, joins Jane to talk about the groups and the book on which the study groups are based: Professional Genealogy: A Manual for Researchers, Writers, Editors, Lecturers and Librarians. Angela will discuss how how the study groups work and how they can help you in your careers as genealogists -- professional genealogists and aspiring professional genealogists alike. Find out what topics participants really appreciate learning about and what topics are the most challenging to cover.


    Order the book Professional Genealogy at www.heritagebooks.com. If you are a member of The Association of Professional Genealogists, you can get a 15% discount by using the coupon code available on the members only section of www.apgen.org. 


    Photos: ProGen Study Group Alumni at Salt Lake Institue of Genealogy (SLIG) 2014.

  • 01:00

    Leaving A Legacy Of Your Genealogy Research with Michael N. Henderson

    in History


    Michael N. Henderson, Author, Lecturer, Family History Researcher will explore the reasons why leaving a legacy of your genealogy research is important.

    Michael Nolden Henderson, Lieutenant Commander, U.S. Navy retired,  began his genealogy journey almost 30 years ago. Henderson is the author of Got Proof! My Genealogical Journey Through the Use of Documentation, his memoir detailing his discovery of an enslaved ancestor who gained her freedom in Spanish colonial Louisiana in 1779. In 2014, he was awarded finalist in the 50th Georgia Author of the Year Awards from the Georgia Writer’s Association. Henderson is the first and only African American member of the Georgia Society, Sons of the American Revolution. He is also a member of other lineage societies, including the General Society of the War of 1812.  He is a lecturer who speaks frequently to groups nationwide, and is the recipient of the 2013 James Dent Walker Award for Excellence in African American Genealogical Research. He is a native of New Orleans, and a graduate of Xavier University.

  • AAGSAR: Where African American Genealogy & Smart Technology Connect!

    in Family

    African American Genealogy & Slave Ancestry Research (AAGSAR) is a technology-centric, collaborative for genealogists researching their slave ancestry.

    A NO OBSERVERS Community we focus on 3 primary goals:


    We differ from most African Amercian genealogy communities in that all of our collaboration, research, teaching and sharing is anchored by smart technology.

    To join the AAGSAR Community you must be active on Facebook, and have [or be willing to create] a family blog and/or website. Don't worry! Support is ALWAYS available should you need help getting started!

    We’re a close-knit community and offer 1:1 coaching to drive your slave ancestry research forward! NO BRICK WALLS PERMITTED.

    Please join us, every Sunday at 6PM ET for our new "You Got Roots?!" segment! We promise - genealogy + technology has never been this fun!:)


    The AAGSAR Community

    For more You Got Roots?! program information: http://aagsaryougotroots.wordpress.com/upcoming-events

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