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Archivist, paleographer and historical researcher Peter Foden joins Jane from the United Kingdom today to talk about using English manorial records to track your colonial American family, whether they were in New England or Virginia, to their roots in England. Peter will discuss what types of records can be found in the manor records, how to use the records, what information can be found in the records, and the challenges in using these records from the 17th and 16th centuries -- including the penmanship and language. (Many of the records are in Latin!)
Peter has worked in local authority archive services in Shropshire and Staffordshire, in education, and in business (the Oxford University Press and Boots the Chemist). He is currently providing archive consultancy services to a stately home, amongst the other freelance activities listed on this website. He is a member of the Archives and Records Association (UK & Ireland).
Tonight host Jane Wilcox welcomes Genie Milgrom, the author of My 15 Grandmothers. Genie made headlines in January when her story of tracing her lineage to Crypto Jews became known. We will talk about Genie's journey of discovery, the ancestors she learned about on the way, and her book. It's a fascinating tale.
Genie Milgrom crossed the planet in search of her Crypto Jewish or Marrano ancestors. She was able to find 15 grandmothers in an unbroken maternal lineage going back to the early 1500's. It was also possible to successfully prove that her family had been Converso Jews from before the Spanish Inquisition. This Jewish lineage was traced back to a small village called Fermoselle in the province of Zamora, Spain right on The Duero River, across from Mogadouro, Portugal.
Members of the Memory Keepers, a group of descendants of the Old Edgefield District (South Carolina) African American diaspora and one historian, join Jane this evening to talk about their collaboration on their new book called Our Ancestors, Our Stories. Tonight's show includes Bernice Bennett, Harris Bailey, Jr., Ellen Butler and Vincent Sheppard.
The Memory Seekers came together to share their family stories, create a family legacy, and fulfill a vision to write and publish a book about their African American ancestors.
This book offers you insights into the African American experience in Edgefield County, South Carolina through the eyes of five very different authors, who have a strong belief that it is their responsibility to tell these stories. They want their ancestors to be remembered as individuals who lived, loved, worked, survived, raised families, and had faith in God. Through their walks in life from slavery to freedom, they left a legacy.
Today Rev. Wayne Brandow, minister of the Bible Baptist Church of Galway (Saratoga County), joins Jane to talk about the history of the Baptist movement in England, what beliefs separated them from other English non-conformist movement, and the evolution of the churches in North America and in New York in particular. Learn how the Great Awakening in the mid 1700s impacted the Baptist movement in New York. Find out why those of us with Baptist ancestors are hard-pressed to find data about our ancestors in the church records.
Rev. Brandow taught Baptist church history at the Northeast Branch of Mid-America Baptist Theological Seminary in Schenectady, NY.
Photos: Bible Baptist Church of Galway, Saratoga County.
Backus, Issac. A History of New England with Particular Reference to the Denomination of Christian Called Baptists Second Edition with Notes by David Weston, 2 Vol. Reprint, 1871. T (note Backus' ed 1784)
Benedict, David. A General History of the Baptist Denomination of America and Other Parts of the World. 1813
_____________ . Fifty Years Among the Baptists. New York, Sheldon & Company, 1860. reprint
Gardner, Robert G. Baptists of Early America: A Statistical History, 1639-1790. 1983.
Author Robert Charles Anderson, FASG, joins Jane this morning to talk about his latest book -- hot off the press -- entitled Elements of Genealogical Analysis. Bob will discuss this genealogical research methodology approach that he has used for more than 30 years in his work as director of the Great Migration Study Project which documents the wave of Puritans and others from England who came to New England between 1620 and 1640. He'll tell us what we can find in the book and how it can help us in our genealogy research.
Order the book here: http://www.americanancestors.org/Product.aspx?id=29383
Don Eckerle of the German Genealogy Group (GGG) and John Martino of the Italian Genealogy Group (IGG) join Jane this morning to talk about the mammoth indexing projects their groups took on when they decided to tackle Long Island records and then New York City vital records and then NARA NYC records and then some more. Don and John will discuss what records they have done, what records they intend to do, and what the differences in their groups' databases are. They will also tell us how they manage their indexing projects with more than 2,000 volunteers. They'll also share interesting stories from their indexing and tell us about unusual records or people that they came across in the records.
In May 2014 Don, John and their GGG partner Bob Boeckle received the National Genealogical Society's Award of Merit in recognition of exceptional contributions to the field of genealogy.
John and Don are pictured with the other New York attendees at the NGS conference in Richmond, Virginia. They are all members and volunteers for the GGG and IGG indexing projects.
Rebroadcast from 6 December 2012
What did your New York ancestors think about the ratification of the U.S. Constitution in 1787? Were they for it? Against it? Join U.S. Constitution historian John Kaminski, professor and director of the Center for the Study of the American Constitution at the University of Wisconsin, as he talks about how New Yorkers felt about all that was going on as our country's law of the land was created and ratified. John also talks about other states.
John is also the co-editor of The Documentary History of the Ratification of the Constitution and the Bill of Rights, 1787-1791
For information on the books, see also http://www.wisconsinhistory.org/ratification/
Emily Aulicino, author of Genetic Genealogy: The Basics and Beyond, will join Jane this evening. Emily will explain some of the foundations of DNA testing for genealogy, discuss the purposes of the different DNA tests, and talk about some of the features the three main autosomal DNA testing companies (23andMe, AncestryDNA, and Family Tree DNA/FTDNA) offer to aid genealogists. She'll give us an overview of her book, telling us what we'll discover, and most importantly, she'll give us some examples of how DNA testing solved genealogical mysteries.
Find Emily's book here: http://dna-explained.com/2014/01/24/genetic-genealogy-the-basics-and-beyond-by-emily-aulicino/
Find Emily's blog here: http://genealem-geneticgenealogy.blogspot.com/
Precious Saints of the Lord,
Its time to harness the power of prophetic prayer and intercession to possess that which the enemy has stolen in Jesus Mighty Name.
To equip, edify and empower the end time saints in the kingdom of God - Ephesians 4:12
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Let us unleash the Dunamis Power of God's Word and Prayer against the forces of darkness and establish a triumphant victory in Jesus Mighty Name!
Victoriously in Christ,
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