The Forget-Me-Not Hour: Your Ancestors Want Their Stories to Be Told

Catch Jane Wilcox, host of The Forget-Me-Not Hour: Your Ancestors Want Their Stories To Be Told talk radio show from Kingston, N.Y. Begun on 950 AM radio in Poughkeepsie in November 2010, Jane’s show features  interviews with local, regional and national genealogy and history guests, a little music, and lots of genealogy tips.

Regional focus show: Hear from scholars, archivists, government officials, curators, authors, and others who are keeping the history and genealogy of the Hudson Valley in New York and beyond alive and well. Listen live at 10:00 a.m. or 9:00 p.m. on the first Wednesday of the month on and can be listened to on-demand anytime on BlogTalk and on iTunes for JaneEWilcox.

National focus show: Join nationally-known genealogists, authors, bloggers, historians, and more on this show focusing on the rest of the U.S. and the world. Live at 10:00 a.m. or 9:00 p.m. Eastern on the third Wednesday of the month on and on-demand or on iTunes for JaneEWilcox.

Guests scheduled to appear:

 July 16, 7:00 a.m. Eastern –  English Manorial Records for 17th Century American Ancestors with Peter Foden. 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.

August 6, 10:00 a.m. Eastern – Italian Genealogy Group and German Genealogy Group NY Indexing ProjectsDon Eckerle of the German Genealogy Group (GGG) and John Martino of the Italian Genealogy Group (IGG) join Jane this morning to talk about the mamouth indexing project their groups took on when they decided to tackle the New York City vital records — and then some. 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.

August 20, 10:00 a.m. Eastern — Elements of Genealogical Analysis with Robert C. Anderson. 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 methodology approach that he has used for 30 years in his work on the Great Migration Study Project. He’ll tell us what we can find in the book and how it can help us in our genealogy research.

 September 3, 8:00 a.m. Eastern – Dutch Research in Holland for Colonial NY Ancestors with Yvette Hoitink. Today professional genealogist Yvette Hoitink joins Jane to talk about researching colonial American Dutch ancestors in their homeland in the 1600s and 1500s. Joining us from Holland, Yvette will discuss Dutch research — how to find our roots in Holland, what we will expect when researching Dutch records, and more.


Listen to previous recordings on-demand on BlogTalkRadio.

Broadcasts have included:

Megan Smolenyak, formerly chief family historian and spokesperson for the largest genealogical company in the world. Megan tells about her discoveries of Michelle Obama’s family history and talks about her work with missing U.S. soldiers. Megan has consulted for and appeared on Good Morning America, the Today show, CNN, NPR, and the BBC and wrote the companion book to the NBC TV show “Who Do You Think You Are?”.

Genie Milgrom and My 15 Grandmothers: A Story of Crypto Jews Genie Milgrom, the author of My 15 Grandmothers, 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.  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.

Dick Eastman, author of Eastman’s Online Newsletter, talking about the history of computers and genealogy on one show and on another show interviewed live from the Who Do You Think You Are? LIVE event in London.



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