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  • 00:59

    From Deference to Defiance with Roger Thompson

    in History

    This week on Fieldstone Common, Marian Pierre-Louis interviews Roger Thompson, author of From Deference to Defiance: Charlestown, Massachusetts 1629-1692.
    Step back in time to discover the people, the customs and the history of Charlestown, Massachusetts from its earliest years. From Deference to Defiance explores the conflicts and interactions of early settlers and brings them to life in a way that is often difficult during this time period. Much of the text is extracted from early court records whose tales are not only re-told but interpreted and put into the proper context for the time period.
    Roger Thompson is emeritus profes­sor of American Colonial History at the University of East Anglia, Nor­wich, England. His earlier works include Sex in Middlesex: Popular Mores in a Massachusetts County, 1649–1699 (Amherst: University of Massachusetts Press, 1986), Divided We Stand: Watertown 1630–80 (Am­herst: University of Massachusetts Press, 2001), and Cambridge Cam­eos: Stories of Life in Seventeenth-Century New England (Boston: New England Historic Genealogical Soci­ety, 2005).
    For more details and upcoming schedule see: http://www.FieldstoneCommon.com

  • 00:58

    New England Research with Helen Ullmann

    in History

    This week on Fieldstone Common, Marian Pierre-Louis interviews genealogist Helen Schatvet Ullmann, FASG, CG about her work and books on southern New England. Helen has transcribed several books on early Connecticut court records which are particularly helpful to genealogists and historians researching in the colonial period. We'll be digging into the topics of colonial records, indexing, transcribing, editing and writing reports. 
    Helen Schatvet Ullmann, cg, fasg, is associate editor of the New England Historical and Genealogical Register and editor of NEHGS’s Western Massachusetts in 1790 project. She is the award-winning author of a number of compiled genealogies, including Descendants of Peter Mills of Windsor, Connecticut; Some Descendants of Roger Billings of Dorchester, Massachusetts; Descendants of John Mills of Stamford, Connecticut; A Mills and Kendall Family History; The Pierponts of Roxbury, Massachusetts; Some Descendants of John Sibley of Salem, Massachusetts; and Descendants of Richard Coman of Salem, Massachusetts and Providence, Rhode Island. In addition, she is the author of many genealogical articles, as well as the transcriber of Hartford County Court Minutes, Vols. 3 & 4, and Colony of Connecticut Minutes of the Court of Assistants, 1669–1711. Ullmann lives in Massachusetts.
    For more details and upcoming schedule see: http://www.FieldstoneCommon.com

  • 01:00

    Your Ancestors Stories --NEHGS & D. Joshua Taylor

    in History

    How can the New England Historic Genealogical Society help you in your American ancestors research? Join D. Joshua Taylor--author, lecturer and researcher featured with Sarah Jessica Parker and Ashley Judd on the hit TV show "Who Do You Think You Are?"--as he talks about the show and what the New England Historic Genealogical Society is all about and how it can help you. Josh will also tell us how political affiliations can help us in researching our ancestors' lives. It's a

  • 00:58

    Genealogical Resources in Ohio & Michigan with Derek Davey

    in History

    8pm central and 9 pm eastern
    Join Derek S. Davey for an exciting exploration of available collections at libraries and educational institutions  in Ohio and Michigan as well  various genealogical groups that specialize in this region.
    Derek S. Davey is a professional genealogist and sales manager for an Ohio Industrial Distributor.  He has been researching his own family since 1974 when he was thirteen years old.  For the past fifteen years, his primary areas of professional research are Northwest Ohio and South Eastern Michigan.  Derek also serves as the administrator of the Ohio and Michigan Research communities on Facebook that is sponsored by Family Search.  Derek lectures on a variety of topics related to genealogy in Ohio, Michigan and Indiana. His specialty areas are Computer Genealogy, Civil War Research and New England Research.
    Derek teaches genealogy at Lourdes University, Terra Community College and the Monclova Community Center. He is a member of the Ohio Genealogical Society, NEHGS,  Genealogical Speakers Guild and the Association of Professional Genealogist.  Derek graduated with a BA degree from the University of Toledo in History and certificate of genealogy from Boston University.

    Theme music - Sweet Mello Spice by composer / producer Alvin K. Alexander. 

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