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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. 

  • 01:12

    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. 

  • 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
    http://commons.

  • 01:22

    Chief Langley Returns with Getting Beyond "The Matrix" of Colonial History

    in Education

    The Matrix of Colonial History define by  its people something (such as a situation or a set of conditions) in which something else develops or forms. Slavery and Social Constructs, Religion and United states Census. the who, the what, the when, the where and, the why. understanding preception define by european powers that created law of social illusion and the reality of what really is.  Finding the truth the lies within ancestry. Understanding the you within.  blind with open eyes. 

  • 01:24

    William Still Father of The Underground RR, descendant Francine Still Hicks

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    We are pleased to introduce to you Author Francine Still-Hicks! Francine is the direct descendant of entrepreneur and philanthropist William Still. A black abolitionist, Mr. Still authored the 800 plus page book,The Underground Railroad which is comprised of Records of Facts and Authentic Narratives. Still was Harriet Tubman's Financier, Social Media Guru, Publicst and Friend! The New York Times described Mr. Still in his obiturary as the "Negro Known as "Father of the Underground Railroad" -- Once a Slave, He Died Very Wealthy" He died a millionaire.


    Listen to The Gist of Freedom Archives at www.BlackHistoryUniversity.com and WWW.BlackHistoryBlog.com


    Francine is Bringing the genealogy of family history as a conduit - passage way - the underground to finding... "You!"


    Using "A Girl Named Charity" as a comparison of a modern day plantation we are living in todays society we can overcome! The hardships, obstacles and competitive world around us - we must never give up our "Hope, Faith and Charity" to find our way to the Freedom. Once you are on your path to liberation you will discover your true self in side - "The Me I Never Was!"


    "The Me I Never Was" gently guiding us into the emancipation of all labels placed upon us. Stripping the chains that has bound us from who we were born to be - and discovering a "boundless spirit" born with an authentic matrix!


    Looking Forward in Peace & Freedom,


    Francine

  • 01:30

    Organizing and Analyzing Your Autosomal DNA Results with Diahan Southard

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    Have you had your autosomal DNA tested and now you are confused?  Allow Diahan Southard to explain how you can organize, analyze and understand your results.


    In the year 2000 Diahan Southard found herself in the right place at the right time.  As an undergraduate in Microbiology, the laboratory she had been volunteering in was headed to Egypt to collect more samples for genetic study from an abandoned cemetery just outside of Cairo. While that trip never materialized, that research study became the foundation of the Sorenson Molecular Genealogy Foundation (SMGF), for whom she would work for the next 10 years.


    Her duties at SMGF and her sister companies were varied, from laboratory work to marketing to customer service. All of her knowledge and experience have culminated into her current position as Your DNA Guide. She writes for Family Tree Magazine, and is the Genetic Gem at Lisa Louise Cooke’s Genealogy Gems, blogging and podcasting about DNA and genealogy.


    Diahan's lectures are always fun, upbeat, and full of energy.  She has a passion for genetic genealogy, a genuine love for people, and a gift for making the technical understandable.


    guide@yourDNAguide.com


    www.yourDNAguide.com


     

  • 01:03

    Understanding Rev War Pension Ledgers with Craig Scott

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    Join author Craig R. Scott as he talks about his new book "Understanding Revolutionary War and Invalid Pension Ledgers 1818-1872 and the Pension Payment Vouchers They Represent." Find out what the book contains and how to use the book, a valuable how-to and index book! Craig will explain Revolutionary War pensions and what a pension ledger is.  


    Pension book: http://www.heritagebooks.com/product/101-S5586.html


    DNA Conference and Cruise: http://heritagebooks.com/cruise.php


    Military Pension Laws by Christine Rose: http://heritagebooks.com/mm5/merchant.mvc?Screen=PROD&Store_Code=HBI&Product_Code=711-4511&Category_Code=


    Military Bounty Land by Christine Rose: http://heritagebooks.com/mm5/merchant.mvc?Screen=PROD&Store_Code=HBI&Product_Code=711-0020&Category_Code=


     

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