• 01:00

    Genealogy Research at the Amite Branch Library

    in Family

    This past Friday my cousin Edwin Temple and I spent sometime conducting genealogy research on the Temple, Vining, Harrell and Richardson Family. On the second floor at the Amite Branch Library you will find a genealogy library and archival room. We spent most of our time looking in old books and looking at photographs.
    A couple of years back, a former school teacher named Mrs. Grace Walker Perry donated a photograph album of African American pioneers, educators and other programs can be found in the album.
    Please join host Antoinette Harrell and her special Edwin Temple for this upcoming discussion on African American Genealogy Research in Amite, Louisiana.

  • 01:33

    NextGen Genealogy: The DNA Connection with David R. Dowell

    in History

    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.


     

  • 01:00

    The Importance of History in Genealogy Research

    in Entertainment

    Tonights show takes on an important Topic; of the historical backdrop in Genealogy.  Genealogy is a word used to describe a line of descent traced continuously from an ancestor to you. There are direct ancestors and others on the branch who are blood relatives. For me Genealogy is not only locating ancestors but profiling them through the historical context in which they lived. This is important especially with Native and African Ancestors whose history is mirred with movements they had no control over. 


     



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  • 00:57

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

    in History

    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. 

  • 00:56

    "The Black Loggers of Wallowa County, Oregon" with Pearl Alice Marsh, Ph.D.

    in History

    "THE BLACK LOGGERS OF WALLOWA COUNTY, OR"


    In 1923, the Bowman-Hicks Lumber Company of Missouri built Maxville, a logging camp in Wallowa County, Oregon and brought 40-60 African American loggers as part of the labor pool.  This project uses genealogy research methods to reconstruct the social history of these workers.


    Dr. Pearl Alice Marsh (Ph.D.) is a retired foreign policy expert and now spends all of her time doing genealogy and historical community research.  She currently is working on her father's memoir and assisting other descendants of the original loggers to find their roots.  She is an active member of the Wallowa (Oregon) Historical Society and the African American Genealogical Society of Northern California.


     

  • 00:54

    New England Regional Genealogical Conference with Marian Pierre-Louis

    in History

    Join program co-chair Marian Pierre-Louis live from the New England Regional Genealogical Conference in Providence, RI as she talks about the highlights of the conference. Who spoke? What were the most popular topics to be presented? How does the conference get put together? What's in store for us in two years?


    http://www.nergc.org/


    Photos: John McNiff as William Blackstone, first English settler of Rhode Island


    Speaker Judy Russell


    Tech Day at NERGC

  • 00:01

    todays discussion: genealogy research, lost relatives

    in Lifestyle

    This show will deal with helping people find their lost relatives and break their"Brick Walls"  in their genealogy research

  • 01:05

    NGS St. Charles 2015 and the New York Track

    in History

    Jane welcomes the presenters of the New York Genealogical & Biographical Society-sponsored New York Track at the National Genealogical Society's 2015 conference in St. Charles, Missouri. The New York Track team will talk about the lineup of New York topics at this year’s conference. The track presenters include Karen Maurer Jones on New York Land: Patroonships, Manors, Patents, Rent Wars & Land and Records Created by New York's Towns and Cities: Uncommonly Rich Resources, Terry Koch-Bostic on City Directories: Antiquarian People Finders, and Jane on The New York Gateway: Immigration and Migration and New York City and State Vital Records and Their Substitutes. Terry will also give the NYG&B Luncheon talk on Intuition and Genealogy Success: A Sixth Sense, Chance, Coincidence, or Serendipity? The New York Track and Luncheon take place on 14 May.


    Terry will also talk about the conference as a whole.


    http://www.ngsgenealogy.org/


    Photos:


    Town of Cortlandt, Westchester County, 1847 Births, Westchester County Archives, Elmsford.


    Badger & Porter's Stage Register, 1833, New York State Library Manuscripts and Special Collections, Albany.

  • 00:43

    Mind Maps for Genealogy with Ron Arons

    in History

    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/

  • 01:00

    Unpublished Genealogy Research with Antoinette Harrell

    in History

    Have you thought about researching in old barns, attics, basements and other places that may house records that isn't in libraries, universities, the National Archives, State Archvies and other places where documents, records, photographs  are held? Peonage Researcher  & Genealogist Antoinette Harrell has proving without a shadow of a doubt that genealogy researchers and family historians should be looking in places that many may over look when researching their family history. Especially as it relates to slavery and sharecroppers research. Please join genealogist and host Antoinette Harrell for this discussion.

  • 02:01

    April 20, 2015 10pm PDT- The Alternate Life of Buddha with Harvey Craft

    in Paranormal

    Harvey Kraft is an American author, and a Spiritual Archeologist adept at interpreting ancient mythic language. Mr. Kraft’s new alternative biography of the historical Buddha titled The Buddha from Babylon: The Lost History and Cosmic Vision of Siddhartha Gautama is the culmination of 15 years of research into the Buddha’s lifetime and enlightened visions. Sixteen years ago he lost his 23-year-old daughter after a heart operation. She inspired him to search for answers and write this book. He has dedicated his life and teachings in her honor.
    http://BuddhaFromBabylon.com/

    http://www.amazon.com/Buddha-Babylon-History-Siddhartha-Gautama/dp/1590791436
    Also B&N, and selected bookstores

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