• 00:33

    Travel to Ireland to Find Your Celtic Roots

    in Travel

    Join Travel Brigade to visit Ireland in search of ancestors. Many Americans and Canadians have Irish roots and we'll talk about how you can trace your Celtic roots and travel to Ireland to “go back home.” We'll have interviews with American genealogist David Rencher of FamilySearch.org, and noted Irish genealogist Helen Kelly, who's many titles include "Genealogy Butler." We'll also talk about what we learned from our own experiences traveling into history in the "Townlands" of the beautiful Emerald Isle. Pack your bags and get ready to find your history! Enjoy the trip! Follow us on Twitter @TravelBrigade.


     

  • 00:52

    Travel to Ireland to Find Your Celtic Roots

    in Travel

    Join Travel Brigade to visit Ireland in search of ancestors. Many Americans and Canadians have Irish roots and we'll talk about how you can trace your Celtic roots and travel to Ireland to “go back home.” We'll have interviews with American genealogist David Rencher of FamilySearch.org, and noted Irish genealogist Helen Kelly, who's many titles include "Genealogy Butler." We'll also talk about what we learned from our own experiences traveling into history in the "Townlands" of the beautiful Emerald Isle. Pack your bags and get ready to find your history! Enjoy the trip! Follow us on Twitter @TravelBrigade.


     

  • 01:15

    Freedmen's Bureau Records with Selma Stewart

    in History

    Finding Your Ancestors in the Freedmen Bureau Records between 1865-1872.


     Selma Stewart  will discuss and provide examples of what is available and how to use Virginia Freedmen Bureau Records that are digitized and available on-line at www. FamilySearch.org.


    Selma Stewart is an avid family researcher and genealogist. She is the current President of the Afro American Historical and Genealogical Society Hampton Roads Chapter and serves on the Board of the Virginia Genealogical Society. In addition, she is the former National 2000-2002 Corresponding Secretary for Afro American Historical and Genealogical Society.  Her work on numerous transcription projects include the Brantley Association Southampton County Virginia Project and Whispers from the Dust - Virginia Freedmen's Project Freedmen Bureau Record Group 105.


     


     


     


    Theme music - Sweet Mello Spice by composer / producer Alvin K. Alexander. (Pianist Ayako Higuchi)

  • 01:03

    The Oblong in New York with Ron Taylor

    in History

    Join Ron Taylor from the Patterson (Putnam Co., New York) Historical Society as he talks about one of the most challenging areas in New York to research -- The Oblong. The Oblong is the 1-3/4 mile wide strip of land that was disputed by New York and Connecticut. It slipped through the cracks in many records. Find out the history -- who owned it, who lived there -- and what records are available to do research on ancestors who lived in The Oblong.


    http://www.pattersonhistoricalsociety.org/History.html


    Correction: Dutchess County Ancients Documents (a.k.a. Court of Common Pleas) are under Dutchess County Probate records on FamilySearch.org. 


    Photos:


    Ron Taylor at the Old Burying Ground, Patterson, NY


    Valleyville Quaker Meeting House, Haviland Hollow, NY


    Fredericksburg map

  • 00:52

    Visit Ireland to Find Celtic Roots

    in Travel

    Join Travel Brigade to visit Ireland to find your Celtic ancestors. Many Americans and Canadians have Irish roots and we'll talk about how you can trace your family history and travel to Ireland to “go back home.” We'll have interviews with American genealogist David Rencher of FamilySearch.org to learn how to prepare before you go , and noted Irish genealogist Helen Kelly, whose many titles include "Genealogy Butler," to learn what to do when you get to Ireland to make your trip successful. We'll also talk about what we learned from our own experiences traveling into history in the "Townlands" of the beautiful Emerald Isle. 2013 is the year of "The Gathering" in Ireland, so pack your bags and get ready to find your history!  Follow us on Twitter @TravelBrigade. Enjoy the trip!

  • 01:05

    FamilySearch with David Rencher

    in History

    Jane welcomes David Rencher, chief genealogical officer of FamilySearch.org, to tonight's show.  Learn what's new at FamilySearch. Learn about hidden gems the site offers. Learn what David's role is in this great genealogical database. Learn what the mission of FamilySearch.org is and why genealogy is important to Latter Day Saints. And much more!
    Find FamilySearch at www.FamilySearch.org

  • 00:52

    Travel to Ireland to Find Your Celtic Roots

    in Travel

    Join Travel Brigade to visit Ireland to find your Celtic ancestors. Many Americans and Canadians have Irish roots and we'll talk about how you can trace your family history and travel to Ireland to “go back home.” We'll have interviews with American genealogist David Rencher of FamilySearch.org to learn how to prepare before you go , and noted Irish genealogist Helen Kelly, whose many titles include "Genealogy Butler," to learn what to do when you get to Ireland to make your trip successful. We'll also talk about what we learned from our own experiences traveling into history in the "Townlands" of the beautiful Emerald Isle. 2013 is the year of "The Gathering" in Ireland, so pack your bags and get ready to find your history!  Follow us on Twitter @TravelBrigade. Enjoy the trip!

  • Finding Your Records on FamilySearch.org with Merrill White and Robert Kehrer

    in History

    Rebroadcast


    FamilySearch is a nonprofit family history organization dedicated to connecting families across generations. FamilySearch believes that families bring joy and meaning to life.


    Merrill White was born and raised in Sparks, Nevada.  He graduated from BYU with a BA in History and Minor in Music.  Has worked for FamilySearch for 14 years and is currently a Product Manager for the FamilySearch Discovery Center initiative.


    Robert Kehrer worked for 12 years as a molecular geneticist identifying disease genes by building very large family pedigrees. He has an MBA and worked for 7 years at Apple managing strategic alliances and driving market strategy in the sciences. For the last 7 years Robert has worked for FamilySearch as a product manager in the Family History Library, overseeing the public APIs, and managing the development of FamilySearch.org beta. He is currently the senior product manager of search technologies for FamilySearch.


     

  • 01:20

    Freedmen Bureau Records with Selma Stewart

    in History

     
    Finding Your Ancestors in the Freedmen Bureau Records between 1865-1872.
     Host - Bernice Alexander Bennett  and Co-Host - Natonne Elaine Kemp.
     Selma Stewart  will discuss and provide examples of what is available and how to use Virginia Freedmen Bureau Records that are digitized and available on-line at www. FamilySearch.org.
    Selma Stewart is an avid family researcher and genealogist. She is the current President of the Afro American Historical and Genealogical Society Hampton Roads Chapter and serves on the Board of the Virginia Genealogical Society. In addition, she is the former National 2000-2002 Corresponding Secretary for Afro American Historical and Genealogical Society.  Her work on numerous transcription projects include the Brantley Association Southampton County Virginia Project and Whispers from the Dust - Virginia Freedmen's Project Freedmen Bureau Record Group 105.
     
     
      Theme music - Sweet Mello Spice by composer / producer Alvin K. Alexander. (Pianist Ayako Higuchi)

  • 01:01

    Using Genealogy Resources to Tell Our Story

    in History

    We are still working to get the story straight as far as African American history goes.  It is our own responsibility to gather the oral history and and historical documentation so that our children will have a clear understanding about our history and our accomplishments.
    There is no other way that they will know that they are "standing upon the shoulder of greatness," and that they have a duty to honor their ancestor's dignity. 
    We need to safeguard them against being miseducated.  Michelle Bachman, a candidate for President commented that the Founding Fathers fought to end slavery, but we know several owned slaves themselves.
    Renown genealogist, Kathleen Brandt, shared an article entitled, "Happy 4th?" about her Revolutionary War ancestor, Ned Griffin, who was freed after his service.  We know most of our ancestors were not free until many years later.
    But where should you start?  Join Hosts Antoinettte Harrell and Robin Foster as we share some of the greatest free online resources available to you.
    FamilySearch Wiki
    FamilySearch Forums
    FamilySearch Research Courses
    FamilySearch Historical Records
    The following resources will help you develop your own prespectives about the historical context of the records which document African Americans.
    Over Troubled Water
    About Our Freedom
    About Peonage

  • 01:00

    Update from NGS 2011 and African American Genealogy

    in History

    Please join out Hosts, Antoinette Harrell and Robin Foster as we discuss the wealth of resources released at NGS 2011 useful for African American Genealogy, new technologies, as well as updates from Bernice Bennett who provided a presentation on tracing homestead records of African Americans living in Livingston Parish, LA.
    Two presentations by Robin Foster, "Going Social with Genealogy," and "Most Overlooked Resources in SC," were filmed by FamilySearch and will be available soon along with the other free Research Courses at familysearch.org.

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