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Your Ancestors Want Their Stories to Be Told. Find out how genealogy can help you discover the mysteries of your family history.

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Michael Perazzini, Senior Interpreter at Johnson Hall State Historic Site at Johnstown in Fulton County, joins Jane to talk about the 18th century history of the Mohawk Valley, with a focus on Sir William Johnson's role in the Mohawk Valley, his Mohawk consort Molly Brant, the Iroquois and early European settlers in the Valley, and their experiences during the American Revolution. The Mohawk Valley's history during the war was particularly tumultuous. We'll spotlight what happened to the Loyalists during and after the war as well. Find out what records can help you in researching your ancestors during this period in the Mohawk Valley. Johnson Hall: http://nysparks.com/historic-sites/10/details.aspx
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Author, blogger and speaker Lisa Alzo joins Jane to talk about researching Eastern European ancestors. Find out which groups are considered to be Eastern Europeans and where they came from in Europe. Lisa will give a brief history of... more

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Live from Fort Wayne, IN, today Jane interviews Curt Witcher, Genealogy Center Manager of the Allen County Public Library in Fort Wayne. Having one of the largest genealogy research collections in the world, the ACPL is known for its... more

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