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  • 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).


     

  • 00:58

    Carolina Clay - The Story of Dave with Leonard Todd

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    Leonard Todd is the author of CAROLINA CLAY, the story of the slave potter known as Dave. Newsweek calls it “a fascinating account.” Publishers Weekly describes it as “a sweeping tale of the South itself.” It was a finalist for The National Award for Arts Writing, and it won the South Carolina Center for the Book Award for Writing. It is published by W. W. Norton.


    Born in South Carolina, Leonard was educated at Yale University. He is a former Fulbright Scholar to France. He lived for many years in New York City, where he began his writing career with travel articles, short stories, and novels for young adults. Two of his novels, set in areas of the South that he knew well as a boy, were optioned for film productions.


    Author Leonard Todd will be talking with us about the great ceramic artisan known as “Dave,” who lived in South Carolina during the 19th century. He was a potter, a poet, and a slave.


    For many years, very few details were known about this enigmatic man. Leonard, however, discovered a startling personal link to him and set out to uncover his story. The prize-winning book, CAROLINA CLAY, is the result.


    Leonard now lives with his wife, a poet, in Edgefield, South Carolina, where he recently wrote the book, lyrics, and music for his first theatrical musical, SUNNY DAY, which had its premiere at the Edgefield County Theatre Company.


    Leonard has told Dave’s story to audiences at the Smithsonian, at Oxford, on National Public Radio, and today he will be telling it to us.


     

  • 01:11

    When Wills Don't Go As Planned with David Paterson

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    This show will examine various case examples of when "wills" don't go as planned such as protests to wills, residual estates and guardianships. In addition, this show will review the records of probate for a typical slave-holding estate.


    Public historian David E. Paterson studies people who lived in nineteenth-century Upson County, Georgia, especially those who experienced slavery and Reconstruction. A civilian employee of the US Navy by day, he spends his leisure hours researching and writing local history.  David has helped manage the Slave Research Forum at AfriGeneas.com since about 2001.  David emigrated to the U.S. in 1958 from Scotland and was granted U.S. citizenship in 1975.  He lives in Norfolk, Virginia.



    Link to diagram of “Typical Actions in Probate of a Slaveholding Estate Probate Process”:
    http://www.afrigeneas.com/library/Probate%20actions_color.pdf

    Companion link to an explanation of the diagram, “Records of Probate for a Typical Slave-holding Estate”:
    http://www.afrigeneas.com/library/Probate_Records.pdf
     


     

  • 01:00

    Beyond the Airwaves Episode #334 -- Thursday Free-For-All

    in Entertainment

    This is Beyond the Airwaves: The Infinity Project, where we go beyond the mainstream media and tackle issues that don't seem so important to the major networks.

    It's the Thursday Free-For-All, where we talk about anything and everything, like the stories which make us think, so always be prepared to hear the rant rocket!

    If you want to have a great experience with Minecraft, please visit our sponsor: SOJ Dream Servers, Inc. at http://sojdream.enjin.com/.

    Our team:
    Frodo Ikari (Founder and creator)
    Shirley "Oddball Extreme" Burton (Regular Host, Learning PR Meister, and Walking Encyclopedia of Useless Knowledge)
    Mike "King of Hearts" Boyens (Monday night host and anime/manga/gaming expert)
    "Tokusatsu Tim" Schoon (Tokusatsu and Paranormal Expert)
    Janet "AZ Magician" Simmons (Regular Contributor)

    We also have on occasion our friends from the Mad House Radio Network:
    Donald "Donnie Mnemonic" Wilburn (Founder, Creator, and Main Host)
    Dirk "CD" Wilburn (Co-Host)

    Visit our official website at http://beyondtheairwaves.weebly.com and don't forget to join in the conversation on the forums located on our official website. We want you guys and gals, the fans, to tell us what's on your mind and what you feel is important to cover, so let us know what you want to hear.


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  • 01:04

    The Buffalo Soldier - Thomas Elzey Polk, Sr. with Erwin Polk

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    History has always been a favorite subject for Erwin, and his genealogy research made it possible for him to be interviewed live by Bryant Gumble on the Friday July 3, 1993 “Today Show.”  He has been featured in the Wilmington News Journal in 1996, regarding the history of his family and a memorial service for his great grandfather Thomas Elzey Polk Sr. a 9th Cavalry Regiment soldier (a Buffalo Soldier). He has been interviewed for another News Journal Article for the Sunday August 16, 2009 edition regarding a celebration of 200 years of Freedom in the United States by his Polk Ancestors. 


    Erwin Polk is constantly working on genealogy projects and in 1997 made a break through in discovering the ancestors of a childhood friend and neighbor also named Polk.  His findings which started from the name of a Northwestern Pennsylvania town and the name of one person has taken the research back to 1825 Delaware and numerous stories about the Underground Railroad and escapes from slavery. 


    Erwin’s genealogy and historical research projects have included many states such as: North Carolina, Virginia, Maryland, Tennessee, Texas, New Jersey, New York, Ohio, Delaware, Pennsylvania, Nebraska, Oklahoma and Illinois.  He has also researched information from England, Trinidad, Canada, Grenada, Poland and Germany at various times. 


    Thomas Elzey Polk, Sr. the oldest son of Morris and Rebecca Black Polk, served in the United States 9th Cavalry Regiment Company C, from 1882 until 1892.  He was a Buffalo Soldier in the Indian Territory of the West and earned the rank of sergeant during both of his enlistments.  Thomas Polk earned a pension for his ten years of service in the Indian Territories.   

  • 01:01

    Beyond the Airwaves Episode #330 -- Thursday Free-For-All

    in Entertainment

    This is Beyond the Airwaves: The Infinity Project, where we go beyond the mainstream media and tackle issues that don't seem so important to the major networks.

    It's the Thursday Free-For-All, where we talk about anything and everything, like the stories which make us think, so always be prepared to hear the rant rocket!

    If you want to have a great experience with Minecraft, please visit our sponsor: SOJ Dream Servers, Inc. at http://sojdream.enjin.com/.

    Our team:
    Frodo Ikari (Founder and creator)
    Shirley "Oddball Extreme" Burton (Regular Host, Learning PR Meister, and Walking Encyclopedia of Useless Knowledge)
    Mike "King of Hearts" Boyens (Monday night host and anime/manga/gaming expert)
    "Tokusatsu Tim" Schoon (Tokusatsu and Paranormal Expert)
    Janet "AZ Magician" Simmons (Regular Contributor)

    We also have on occasion our friends from the Mad House Radio Network:
    Donald "Donnie Mnemonic" Wilburn (Founder, Creator, and Main Host)
    Dirk "CD" Wilburn (Co-Host)

    Visit our official website at http://beyondtheairwaves.weebly.com and don't forget to join in the conversation on the forums located on our official website. We want you guys and gals, the fans, to tell us what's on your mind and what you feel is important to cover, so let us know what you want to hear.


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  • 01:01

    Beyond the Airwaves Episode #335 -- All-Out Review Show #55

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    This is Beyond the Airwaves: The Infinity Project, where we go beyond the mainstream media and tackle issues that don't seem so important to the major networks.

    For this episode, Oddball Extreme will review Supergirl, The Flash, Arrow, and Legends of Tomorrow. If time permits, we may be able to get a couple of Mad Libs in there, too, so watch for anything to happen during this hour!


    If you want to have a great experience with Minecraft, please visit our sponsor: SOJ Dream Servers, Inc. at http://sojdream.enjin.com/.

    Our Team:
    Frodo Ikari (Founder and Creator)
    Shirley "Oddball Extreme" Burton (Regular Host, Learning PR Meister, and Walking Encyclopedia of Useless Knowledge)
    Mike "King of Hearts" Boyens (Monday night host and anime/manga/gaming expert)
    "Tokusatsu Tim" Schoon (Tokusatsu and paranormal expert)
    Janet "AZ Magician" Simmons (Regular contributor) 

    We'll also have guest appearances by our friends from the MAD HOUSE, so come and listen in!

    Visit our official website at http://beyondtheairwaves.weebly.com and don't forget to join in the conversation on the forums located on our official website. We want you guys and gals, the fans, to tell us what's on your mind and what you feel is important to cover, so let us know what you want to hear.


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  • 01:28

    Typical Actions in Probate of a Slaveholding Estate with David E. Paterson

    in History

     


    Public historian David E. Paterson studies people who lived in nineteenth-century Upson County, Georgia, especially those who experienced slavery and Reconstruction. A civilian employee of the US Navy by day, he spends his leisure hours researching and writing local history.  David has helped manage the Slave Research Forum at AfriGeneas.com since about 2001.  David emigrated to the U.S. in 1958 from Scotland and was granted U.S. citizenship in 1975.  He lives in Norfolk, Virginia.


    We will discuss the most fruitful probate records for slavery research in most states, for the period about 1800 to 1865.   The discussion may be less useful for the colonial period, or for the records of Louisiana or Spanish colonial Florida whose laws and processes derived from different legal traditions.  In addition, David will describe the process flow from one record to the next – the purpoe of each record – and what kinds of slavery-related information maybe found in the record. Particular attention will focus on records that are sometimes overlooked in guides or how-to books; especially annual returns and vouchers.  Researchers may find records of a deceased slaveholder separated by many years – in cases when a “life estate” came back under supervision of the court as a “residual estate.”  Finally we will show the connections and similarities between probate records and guardians’ records.

  • 01:01

    Beyond the Airwaves Episode #333 -- New Car Smell Tuesday

    in Entertainment

    This is Beyond the Airwaves: The Infinity Project, where we go beyond the mainstream media and tackle issues that don't seem so important to the major networks.

    It's Tuesday, so you know what that means...time to check out the NEW stuff coming out in anime, manga, video games, Blu-Ray/DVDs, and CDs (where it's always the most fun). Bridge of Spies, Our Brand Is Crisis, and Show Me a Hero are among the new Blu-Ray/DVD movies coming out this week, along with at least 50 CDs. We'll cover other stories as time permits. 

    If you want to have a great experience with Minecraft, please visit our sponsor: SOJ Dream Servers, Inc. at http://sojdream.enjin.com/.

    Our Team:
    Frodo Ikari (Founder and Creator)
    Shirley "Oddball Extreme" Burton (Regular Host, Learning PR Meister, and Walking Encyclopedia of Useless Knowledge)
    Mike "King of Hearts" Boyens (Monday night host and anime/manga/gaming expert)
    "Tokusatsu Tim" Schoon (Tokusatsu and paranormal expert)
    Janet "AZ Magician" Simmons (Regular contributor)


    We'll also have guest appearances by our friends from the MAD HOUSE, so come and listen in!

    Visit our official website at http://beyondtheairwaves.weebly.com and don't forget to join in the conversation on the forums located on our official website. We want you guys and gals, the fans, to tell us what's on your mind and what you feel is important to cover, so let us know what you want to hear.


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  • 01:00

    Beyond the Airwaves Episode #332 -- Weekend Wrap-Up & Monday Night Madness

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    This is Beyond the Airwaves: The Infinity Project, where we go beyond the mainstream media and tackle issues that don't seem so important to the major networks.

    Not a lot happened this weekend, except for the Pro Bowl in Hawaii. We'll talk about that as Super Bowl 50 approaches this coming weekend. We'll also have other stories that caught our attention, including Josh Gad as Donald Trump in last week's Lip Sync Battle! (Just wait until this week when Tim Tebow takes part in it!)


    If you want to have a great experience with Minecraft, please visit our sponsor: SOJ Dream Servers, Inc. at http://sojdream.enjin.com/.

    Our Team:
    Frodo Ikari (Founder and Creator)
    Shirley "Oddball Extreme" Burton (Regular Host, Learning PR Meister, and Walking Encyclopedia of Useless Knowledge)
    Mike "King of Hearts" Boyens (Monday night host and anime/manga/gaming expert)
    "Tokusatsu Tim" Schoon (Tokusatsu and paranormal expert)
    Janet "AZ Magician" Simmons (Regular contributor)

    We'll also have guest appearances by our friends from the MAD HOUSE, so come and listen in!


    Visit our official website at http://beyondtheairwaves.weebly.com and don't forget to join in the conversation on the forums located on our official website. We want you guys and gals, the fans, to tell us what's on your mind and what you feel is important to cover, so let us know what you want to hear.


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  • 01:00

    " Who Owned Solomon? African American Research" with Janice Lovelace, Ph.D.

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    Who Owned Solomon? A Case study of 19th Century African American Research– Many African American researchers struggle to break through the brick wall of slavery.  This discussion will look at the strategies used by Janice Lovelace to identify her ancestors’ slave-owners through the use of military, land, probate and court records.


    Janice Lovelace, Ph.D. a genealogist who primarily lectures and writes on health, genetics, research methodology and her ethnic minority heritage, lives and lectures primarily in the West. A licensed psychologist (with an undergraduate degree in Biology), she recently retired from 30 years of tenured college teaching in the social sciences, including women’s studies and American Cultural studies. Janice is a member of APG, GSG, AAGHS and several local societies.