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  • 01:01

    The New Essenes: Genealogy & Generativity Part I

    in Spirituality

    On your mark, set? Go! We have this great vehicle – the Path of XPR, equipped with SIX Wheels of Power. We checked the pressure of the TWIN Mission last episode, in its connection to Sentience. Now we are checking the Wheel of the TWIN QKode. That’s a major endeavor, as it secures two complimentary possibilities: to no longer be victim of our genealogy, and thus to be able to generate harmony. Join us for more...

    The New Essenes is a gathering of ordinary people practicing deep introspection as a way to solve everyday problems. Our inquiry is based on the idea that language is alive and that the Word is where our Power lives: since speech is an act, communication is not what is said and done, but the result of what is said and done. By joining in and coming back, we increasingly benefit from the distilled essence of an ultimate method of inquiry, based on Sacred Geometry and known as the Path of XPR.

    Our meetings last one-hour & are structured as follows:

    1.       The first 5 minutes: Welcoming, Checking In. taking a moment of silence.

    2.       The next 10 minutes:  Ritual readings.

    3.       The last 45 minutes: Introduction of a topic. Group Sharing & Inquiry, Summary / Ritual Closing. 

    To receive your free New Essenes eBook please sign up via the Open Meetings Tab at http://www.empoweringnow.com/new_essenes/

  • 01:21

    Chief Langley House of Ancestry Genealogy Chit Chat" Questions and Answers"

    in History

    Friday Nite Genealogy Chit Chat- Open Forum. We answer questions to help you get beyond Genealogy Brick walls. Racial Codes, Timelines, Community Remapping. 

  • 01:16

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

    in History

    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. 












  • Palatine Germans in New York with Henry Z Jones

    in History

    Author Henry Z Jones, FASG & FGBS, joins Jane to talk about the Palatine Germans in New York. Hank is the author of multiple books on the Palatine Germans who settled in New York in the early to mid 1700s. Find out who these people were, what brought them to North America, and how you can find out more about your Palatine ancestors. Is there more to discover about your Palatine families after Hank's research?


    Advice from Hank: http://blogs.ancestry.com/ancestry/2014/10/27/7-genealogical-lessons-for-researching-your-palatine-ancestors/

    Order The Palatine Families of New York - 1710 and other books directly from Hank at http://www.hankjones.com/palny.htm

    For a list of Hank's other books and articles:  http://www.hankjones.com/index.htm



  • Mapping the Freedmen's Bureau with Angela Walton-Raji and Toni Carrier

    in History

    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.



  • #281 - Pat Simmons, Christian Romance Author

    in Books

    Listen to the Christian Authors on Tour (CAOT) Blog Talk Radio Show on Friday, 10/2 at 2 p.m. (EST) for a LIVE interview with Christian romance author, Pat Simmons.

    Pat Simmons is a self-proclaimed genealogy sleuth who is passionate about researching her ancestors and then casting them in starring roles in her novels, in the hope of tracking down any distant relatives who might happen to pick up her books. The author of 12 Christian romance novels and 11 Christian romance novellas, Pat has received numerous national book awards.  A wife of 32 years and the mother of one son and daughter, she represents Christ well in her love stories.

    Call (858) 357-8408 to ask questions of our scheduled guest.  Don't worry if you can't listen LIVE!  You can always download FREE On-Demand podcasts of this and more than 275 other inspirational interviews with Christian fiction and non-fiction authors at www.blogtalkradio.com/christianauthorsontour.

    Christian Authors on Tour (CAOT)


  • 01:15

    Genealogy Your Ancestors and You

    in History

    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.

  • 01:01

    Black Slavery Emancipation Research in Northern States - James W. Petty

    in History


    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).


  • DNA and Adoptions with CeCe Moore

    in History

    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?


  • 01:00

    The Best of Reclaiming Kin with Robyn N. Smith

    in History

    Based on the genealogy blog Reclaiming Kin, this new publication includes over 200 pages of some of the best posts from the blog arranged in the following chapters: (1) Records and Resources, (2) Evidence Analysis, (3) Slave Research, (4) Research Tips and (5) Robyn’s Family Research. There is something of value here for all genealogists, whether you consider yourself a beginner or an intermediate/advanced level research, no matter the geographical location or time period and no matter your race or ethnicity.

    Robyn N. Smith
    Robyn has been researching her family and others for 18 years. An engineer by day, Robyn applies those research and problem-solving skills to the field of genealogy. She specializes in Maryland research, African-American and slavery research and court records. Robyn has a strong interest in promoting the documentation of communities and emphasizing the use of proper genealogical standards. Robyn teaches an Advanced African-American Genealogy class part-time at Howard Community College in Columbia, MD. She also lectures and writes about family history research. She is also the author of a genealogy blog called Reclaiming Kin which can be viewed at http://www.reclaimingkin.com, and the author of the book “The Best of Reclaiming Kin,” which is available for purchase at the website.

  • 02:27

    Radio Wehrwolf: Friedrich Nietzsche

    in Politics

    Dion will examine the various works of Friedrich Nietzche, such as Thus Spoke Zarathustra, Genealogy of Morals, The Antichrist, and The Will to Power.