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Friday Nite Genealogy Chit Chat- Open Forum. We answer questions to help you get beyond Genealogy Brick walls. Racial Codes, Timelines, Community Remapping.
Tonite Chief Langley talks about Southeastern American Indian Genealogy. Those Native that remain in the southeast. Chief Langley Gives a grassroots approach to understanding History, Timelines Customs and Traditions. This lecture will bring many into the understanding of getting beyond brick walls. This is a spiritual walk of understanding who your ancestors were and who you are. Remember your old stories reflect, Remember the daily habits of your ancestors. Remember the herbs and medicines they made, All these are precious memories that will aid in your research.
Persuasion at work always takes place within a network of relationships. A relationship with someone, somewhere will be the starting point for putting your idea “in play,” and relationships with and between people you may not even know will often be the end point for getting it adopted. You need a circle of influence, a network of people who know people who know people. And it may be too late to form such a circle when you are ready to make your sale. The relationships must already be in place. The biggest barriers, of course, arise when you face negative or hostile relationships in the pathway of your idea. 1. Belief Systems, 2, Needs and Interest, 3 Relationships, 4 Creditabilty
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.
Getting beyond genealogical breakwalls may become difficult at times. Chief Langley gives break throught techiques of researching for the unknown. one must become inspired. to believe its not impossible to dream and connect with your ancestors.
Writers Tricks of the Trade welcomes our Guest Tony Todaro, President of Greater Los Angeles Writers Group and the CEO of West Coast Writers Conferences. Tony will discuss the benefits of attending writer's conferences and belonging to writers groups for writers at all stages of their careers. Many writers who attend conferences have evolved to guest speakers or give workshops themselves, but there is always something to be learned. The next West Coast Writers Conference is "THE BIG STORY," February 20-22. The co-host of the Writers Tricks of the Trade Show, Morgan St. James, will be presenting a workshop for that conference and participate in two panels. For details on this outstanding conference, visit http://www.wcwriters.com/bigstory/program.html
Slavery had virtually disappeared in Western Europe by the 1500s and it looked to be dying where it existed. Only Spain and Portugal still practiced slavery and in a turn of irony, these were the two countries that led the colonizing effort in the Americas, almost ensuring that slavery would be transported from Europe to the New World.
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/
While gathering family history records over the years, you’ve probably been preserving them physically. So why consider preserving them digitally now? This paper discusses the benefits and challenges of using digital preservation to both augment and enhance the preservation of your family history records. It also presents solutions to the challenges, identifies what types of family history records are suitable for digital preservation, and summarizes what is required to get started archiving digital records.
Most of the history that we acquire comes not from history textbooks or classroom lectures but from images that we receive from movies, television, childhood stories, and folklore. Together, these images exert a powerful influence upon the way we think about the past. Some of these images are true; others are false. Slavery comes to mention who were they Slaves were they all African. What about British Convicts who were lable as Indentured servants. Rarely is this ever mention. Learning history and knowing thats of information that has been suppress and omitted will make one and effective family historian and genealogist.
What do you know about DNA? Have you had your DNA tested and still have questions about your results?
Join producer and host Bernice Bennett and co-host Victoria Massie for an engaging discussion with ethicist, author, and lecturer David R. Dowell on his book NextGen Genealogy: The DNA Connection.
David R. Dowell was an academic librarian for 35 years. He has 2 degrees in history and 2 in library science. He has researched family histories since the 1960s. He is an ethicist, lecturer and author whose two most recent books are Crash Course in Genealogy (2011) and NextGen Genealogy: The DNA Connection (2014). He formerly taught “Genealogy Research” and “Ethics in the Information Age” at Cuesta College and chaired the Genealogy Committee and the Committee on Professional Ethics of the American Library Association. He blogs on genealogical topics as “Dr. D Digs Up Ancestors” at http://blog.ddowell.com. He coordinates two surname and one haplogroup DNA research projects.
Dr. Dowell has taught library science courses face-to-face and online for 15 years and made presentations to local, regional and national library groups. He has taught genealogy research classes in both California and Tennessee and made presentations on genetic genealogy to community groups and local genealogy societies in California, Illinois and Tennessee. He is currently lecturing on genealogy research for the Osher Lifelong Learning Institute at Vanderbilt University.
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