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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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Professional genealogist and private investigator Alvie Davidson joins Jane today to talk about freemasonry and masonic records. Alvie, a Master Mason and 32nd Degree Mason (also known as Scottish Rite), will explain what freemasonry is... more

Jim Folts, head of researcher services at the NY State Archives in Albany, joins Jane today to talk about the NY Supreme Court of Judicature and the NY Court of Chancery and their records. Find out the history of the courts, what types of... more

The Legal Genealogist Judy Russell and the Ulster County, NY, Commissioner of Jurors Paul O'Neill join Jane to talk about jurors in relation to our ancestors and to ourselves. We'll find out the history of jurors and how the system was brought... more

Today Jackie Graziano, archivist at the Westchester County Archives, and Patrick Raftery, librarian for the Westchester County Historical Society, join Jane to talk about the unique collections that each repository holds. With both located in the... more

Author William Dollarhide joins Jane today to talk about his latest books -- a three-volume set titled Census Substitutes & State Census Records by Family Roots Publishing Co. Bill will talk about the history of state censuses and what... more

Thom Reed, Senior Marketing Manager at FamilySearch International, joins Jane today to talk about the Freedmen's Bureau records and the recently launched database and digital images for the records on FamilySearch. Thom will discuss... more

Dr. Richard Haberstroh, author of German Churches in Metropolitan New York: A Research Guide, joins Jane to talk about Germans in the New York City metro area. Find out the history of Germans in NYC, why they came, where... more

Professional genealogist Angela Walton-Raji, author of Black Indian Genealogy Research: African-American Ancestors Among the Five Civilized Tribes, joins Jane this week to talk about the African American slaves of the Cherokees,... more

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... more

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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