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  • 01:16

    Records of Post-Civil War Federal Agencies at NARA - Reginald Washington

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    The National Archives and Records Administration (NARA) is the official repository of the permanently valuable records of the U.S. Government.  NARA's vast holdings document the lives and experiences of persons who interacted with the Federal Government.  The records created by post-Civil War Federal Agencies are perhaps some of the most important records available for the study of black family life and genealogy.  This discussion will focus on NARA's Reference Information Paper 108.


    This reference information paper describes three post-Civil War Federal agencies' records: the Bureau of Refugees, Freedmen, and Abandoned Lands; the Freedman's Savings and Trust Company; and the Commissioners of Claims. Case examples will be shared to illustrate the value of researching these important records.


    Reginald Washington is a retired archivist/ genealogy specialist with the National Archives and Records Administration (NARA). He lectures frequently on records and research procedures at the National Archives, and has served as the African-American Genealogy Subject Area Specialist at NARA. He has spoken at conferences of the Afro-American Historical and Genealogical Society, National Genealogical Society, Federation of Genealogical Societies, National Institute on Genealogical Research, and numerous local genealogical societies and clubs. 


     


     


     


     


     


     


     


     


     


     


     

  • 01:15

    Genealogy Your Ancestors and You

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    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.

  • 00:50

    Chief Langley Genealogy Lecture on ''Historical Barriers and Beliefs''

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    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 

  • 01:25

    Genetic Genealogy Standards and More with Blaine Bettinger, Ph.D., J.D.

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    Explore the new Genetic Genealogy Standards ( www.geneticgenealogystandards.com), GEDmatch.com, and genetic genealogy in general with Blaine Bettinger, Ph.D., J.D.


    Blaine Bettinger, Ph.D. (Biochemistry), J.D., is an intellectual property attorney in Syracuse, New York.  In 2007 he started The Genetic Genealogist blog, one of the most respected and easy to understand of the blogs on this topic. He is an instructor for genetic genealogy courses at the Institute of Genealogy and Historical Research (IGHR), Salt Lake Institute of Genealogy (SLIG), Genealogical Research Institute of Pittsburgh (GRIP), Virtual Institute of Genealogical Research, and Family Tree University. Blaine was also recently elected to the New York Genealogical and Biographical Society’s Board of Trustees.

  • 00:57

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

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    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. 

  • 01:04

    Creating A Virtual Ethnic Genealogy Community with Michelle Tucker Chubenko

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    Join Michelle Tucker Chubenko, an organizer of the Ukrainian research Facebook group Nashi Predky (Our Ancestors), as she talks about how this group formed, how it mushroomed in membership in just a year, and what it offers its members of Ukrainian descent. She'll talk about the difficulty of researching ethnic groups from the former Soviet Union and Eastern Europe communist countries. Find out how you too can form your own group that focuses on one ethnic group. This show is not just for Ukrainians!


    Facebook URL:  https://www.facebook.com/groups/NashiPredky/
    Website:  http://nashipredky.org/
    Ukrainian Historical and Education Center:  www.ukrhec.org


     


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    October 25, 2014 - Facebook members who attended 1st Annual Conference
    March 21, 2015 - Spring Conference attendees

    1897 Map of Galicia (public domain)
    http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Image:Galicia_1897.jpg

    Map of Russian Empire Gubernias within today's Ukraine
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  • 01:12

    Chief Langley Genealogy Lecture "Beyond the walls of Hope"

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    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. 

  • 00:55

    Chief Langley Lectures on Beyond the realm of Death, Dreams and your Ancestors

    in Education

    It is always possible for deceased loved ones to visit us in our dreams.  It’s actually an ideal place for them to make contact.  For one, you are in a relaxed state so it’s easier for them to get your attention.  For another, you are disconnected from the physical and more connected to your subconscious and/or superconscious if you are a lucid dreamer.  And lastly, dreams are sort of the mid-ground between here and there so it’s like meeting in the middle.


     

  • 00:31

    Getting Started with Genealogy 101 Part 2

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    Provide basic information on how to get started with genealogy.  The basic rules of research and various tools available to aid in documenting family history.

  • 01:20

    Chief Langley Lectures on Indian Slavery, Colonialism and Colonial Slave Trade

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    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.

  • 01:09

    Chief Langley Lectures on preserving your family history.

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    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.