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Martin Hollick wrote the definitive resource for genealogists researching New England ancestors in the 17th century. His book, New Englanders in the 1600s: A Guide to Genealogical Research Published Between 1980 and 2010 (Expanded Edition) has been updated to include 5 more years and additional resources.
Tune in to Fieldstone Common as we talk to Martin about the challenges of researching in the 1600s and learn invaluable research tips to ensure success. Whether you are a novice researcher or have many years experience, you will surely learn something new.
Tune in live to be eligible to win one of two copies of the book to be given away during the show.
LIVE: THURSDAY, 30 AUGUST 2012 at 1:00pm EST
The first high heel wearers are believed to have been Persian horseback warriors sometime around the ninth century. The extended heel was reportedly developed specifically for riding, to keep the rider’s foot from slipping out of the stirrups. It also helped to hold the rider steady when standing up in the stirrups and shooting arrows. A group of Persian diplomats visited Europe in 1599 to recruit allies to help Persia defeat the Ottoman Empire. A craze for Persian culture developed as a result and Persian-style high heeled shoes were adopted enthusiastically by Western European aristocrats.
The shoes became a status symbol and the heels were extended to make the men look even taller. (This is thought by many etymologists to be where the term “well heeled”, meaning “wealthy” originally came from.) Just as the 1980s had notorious shoe collector Imelda Marcos, the 1600s had a rabid shoe collector and trend setter in Louis XIV of France. While he was a powerful leader, his height left something to be desired at five feet, four inches tall (1.62 m), which was slightly below average in his day. (The average height for men in France at the time, in modern international units, was 5 ft. 5 inches or 1.65 m. Note: Contrary to popular belief, Napoleon was not short; he was two inches taller than the average in his day.)
A king being slightly shorter than average wasn’t ideal for his ego, so Louis took measures to make himself look taller, sporting four inch heels, often decorated with elaborate battle scenes. Eventually, he switched to having red heels on all his shoes and decreed that only the upper echelons of society could have matching red heels. It became a simple matter of looking at the color of a man’s heels to see if he was in the king’s inner circle.
Ferguson did not come out of nowhere. America has had a hidden agenda since the 1600s of racism, genocide, and militarism that can be traced on a critical path to the present. This critical path is the course we are on today, and it has to be understood that the country needs a new direction and transformational leadership to get there. Today we will shine a flashlight on the above seeds of destruction sown into the foundation of the American empire from the very beginning:
Racism, Genocide, and Militarism from the beginning to the present.
The Evolution of Fascism in America.
Operation Paperclip, the New Jim Crow, and the Prison Industrial Complex.
Bioweapons, the JFK Assassination, and the People's Temple.
Global Pandemics, Agribusiness, and Africa.
As always, you are cordially invited to call in.
LIVE: THURSDAY, 14 March 2013 at 1:00pm EST
We had a terrific show yesterday with two veteran genealogists, Barbara Mathews, CG and Melinde Lutz Byrne, FASG, CG. In the first half hour the discussion with Barbara Mathews centered around records access. The second half hour featured Melinde Lutz Byrne talking about researching in the 1600s. You will enjoy the topics!
Yesterday's show was supposed to feature Bonnie Hurd Smith speaking about her book Mingling Souls Upon Paper. Due to illness she had to cancel at last moment. That show will be rescheduled for May 16, 2013.
For more details and upcoming schedule see: http://FieldstoneCommon.blogspot.com
Today professional genealogist Yvette Hoitink joins Jane to talk about researching colonial American Dutch ancestors in their homeland in the 1500s and 1600s. Joining us from Holland, Yvette will discuss Dutch research -- how to find our roots in Holland, what types of records our ancestors will be found in, tips for negotiating Dutch records, and more.
http://www.wiewaswie.nl – WieWasWie [Who Was Who], database of civil registration and church records.
http://www.meertens.knaw.nl/nfb/index.php?taal=eng – Database of surnames in the Netherlands
http://www.newnetherlandinstitute.org – New Netherland Institute. The Research section has an online bibliography that includes the references to the orphan master’s publications:
Fernow, Berthold, trans. and ed. Minutes of the Orphanmasters of New Amsterdam, 1655-1663. 2 vols. New York: Francis P. Harper, 1902-1907.
Old West India Company, Chamber of Amsterdam, minutes 1635-1636, 20 January 1635
Bredevoort, Gelderland, Netherlands, minutes of the voluntary court, 5-6 January 1614.
Johannes Vingboons, View of Nieuw Amsterdam/New York, 1665
Originally started as a Summer 2013 project with Executive Director Thomas Witt, Equality Kansas the premier LGBT organization of the state, "Wednesday with Wit" has become a staple on our programming schedule.
Program Schedule 13 August 2014
Short late breaking news annoucements from Kansas politics.
"This Way Out" the international gay and lesbian radio magazine.
Amanda Marcotte's "RH Reality Cast" from the vital RH Reality Check news web site.
A stupendous EXTRA FEATURE from Martin in Australia with "Kaputt Radio" on the history of banking since the 1600s.
Support the A-Info Radio Project which provided This Way Out and Kaputt Radio for this episode, Your microdonations, in any amount, are important and tell them RFK sent you.
Chapter 8 and 9, Runaways and Maroons; Revolts in the Age of Revolution,
Breaking The Chains by William L. Katz "will force many readers to reexamine their assumptions about American history… Young readers will be fascinated and better informed for having experienced this book,” wrote School Library Journal. Striking photographs highlight this unknown heritage.”
— Black Child Magazine, February/March 1997
The story of Maroon communities in the Americas is one of the most important and fascinating chapters in the history of New World societies. However, it is a story that is not well known. Scholarly research and forensic archaeology are increasingly uncovering the evidence of Maroon settlements that have been a part of the US from the 1600s until the 1900s, but were hidden in plain view. Not only is little known about Maroon encampments established throughout the southern US, but our history books include little trace of the agency of Africans, who were forcibly brought to the US and enslaved, but employed military and diplomatic strategies in international relations, represented Native nations in negotiations with the US government, launched cottage industries, and built lasting communities long before the end of the Civil War.
Over Two hundred years ago, while the elite in New Orleans were making their usual preparations for Mardi Gras. Plantation owners were planning all-night parties, and the women of the house were looking forward to elaborate masquerades and balls.
What they didn't know is while they were planning for their annual carnival festivities, their slaves were planning a little something of their own.
On one fateful night, 500 armed slaves rose up from the plantations and set out to conquer the city.
For centuries, King James, the King of England during the 1600s, was known an Englishman, who was white.
Today however, some black people, only after seeing the photographs allegedly released from the Vatican church, believe King James was a black man.
This mind blowing discussion will cover the history of King James, the origin of his name, the images depicting him as a black person, and the ultimate scheme behind it all.
You can’t believe everything you see.
Let us discuss.
Why are black people trying to make all the historical figures black?
Why have whites lied about history?
Why is race such an important factor when discussing history?
Join Jonathon Lothrop, Curator of Archaeology, and Wayne Lenig, Research Associate, at the New York State Museum in Albany as they discuss prehistoric history and archaeology in the Upper Hudson and Mohawk Valleys of New York. Find out when the first humans arrived here, how they lived and what evidence they left behind -- from early prehistory to the time of contact with Europeans in the 1600s. Learn what the state museum exhibits hold for visitors. It's fascinating!
Photographs of exhibits: New York State Museum
Find out more: http://www.nysm.nysed.gov/
The people of Salem, Massachusetts in the 1600s lived in a culture that accepted the existence of the devil, assorted demons and other evil spirits, including witches, and which encouraged them to blame all misfortune and conflict in the community on these supernatural causes.The people of the modern day West live in a culture that largely accepts the existence the Patriarchy, Rape Culture, and Cultural Misogyny, and which encourages them to blame all misfortune and conflict in the community--from rape to domestic violence to the pay gap to male-only conscription--on these ethereal and unfalsifiable "social constructs".The Salem witch trials began with accusations against an opposing camp--a rival family in the community engaged in a long-standing feud with the family of the accused.The flurry of recent sexual misconduct accusations in the Atheist/sceptic community essentially began with an invitation to continue a conversation over coffee, proffered by an unnamed man in an elevator. That invitation was ground zero for the splintering of that community into two rival camps--one which embraced scepticism and the rejection of any notion of an invisible, unmeasurable superior power that rules all our lives, and one which embraced dogmatism.A witch hunt has begun in the sceptic community--one side asking for evidence, and the other demanding blind faith. Who will prevail? God knows...
Here we go again!!!! The elephant in the room is RACE and it showed up in a courtroom with Paula Deen and in a Swiss boutique with Oprah. Two different reasons. In two separate countries thousands of miles away. Paula Deen admitted to frequent use of the “N” word with staff, friends, family and colleagues. Oprah strolled into a fashionable Swiss boutique and was refused service when the clerk thought the purse she wanted to see was too expensive for her tastebuds. Let’s clear the record, Electing a popular and prolific Black President does NOT make this country post racial! And now it doesn’t make the world post racial! Race is embedded in the DNA of our society, even though it is merely a social construct crafted by the slave owners of the 1600s. We’ll explore the reasons why race still matters with Mary-Frances Winters, a veteran diversity professional who has personally felt the sting of racial injustice and understands why it persists to this day.
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Gadsen Rising Libby Gadsen & Mary Lou Van Houten talk with Joel Rorie, who grew up challenging & questioning authority. He is a self-taught legal historian, who has spent over 30 years researching, using books ranging from the 1600s to pre-Civil War times. He says that the 1864 edition of the Mirriam-Webster Dictionary changed a lot of word definitions. He is very knowledgeable about the 14th Amendment to the US Constitution & due process. This show originally aired on 1/9/13.
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