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 in Poughkeepsie, N.Y. Interviews with special local, regional and national genealogy 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. on the first Wednesday of the month on WHVW 950 AM radio in Poughkeepsie, N.Y. This show is rebroadcast at 9:00 p.m. Eastern on the first Wednesday of the month on BlogTalkRadio.com/JaneEWilcox and can be listened to on-demand anytime.
National focus show: Join nationally-known genealogists, authors, bloggers, historians, and more on this show focusing on the rest of the U.S. Live at 9:00 p.m. Eastern on the third Wednesday of the month on BlogTalkRadio.com/JaneEWilcox and on-demand.
Guests scheduled to appear:
June 5 – New York Quakers with Christopher Densmore. Jane welcomes Christopher Densmore, head of the Friends Historical Library at Swarthmore College in Pennsylvania. Chris will talk about Quakers in New York. Where did they come from and where did they live? What is so unique about Quakers? What records did they keep? Where can we find the NY records? Find the library here: http://www.swarthmore.edu/academics/friends-historical-library.xml (Live at 10:00 a.m. on WHVW 950 AM radio and rebroadcast at 9:00 p.m. on www.BlogTalkRadio.com/JaneEWilcox.)
June 19 – Mastering Genealogical Proof with Thomas W. Jones. Join Tom Jones, author of the recently released book Mastering Genealogical Proof, as he discusses what genealogical proof is and how the book can help all genealogists — from novices to professionals– in their quest to correctly identify their ancestors. Find the book at http://www.ngsgenealogy.org/cs/mastering_genealogical_proof (Only on BlogTalkRadio.com at 9:00 p.m. Eastern)
July 3 – New York Huguenots with Tracy McNally. Jane welcomes Tracy McNally of Historic Huguenot Street in New Paltz, New York. Tracy will tell us about the first founders of New Paltz, the Huguenots who were French Protestants. Find out their story of immigration from Europe, their history in New York and what you can find at Historic Huguenot Street–including historical records. Find Historic Huguenot Street at http://www.huguenotstreet.org/ (Live at 10:00 a.m. on WHVW 950 AM radio and rebroadcast at 9:00 p.m. on www.BlogTalkRadio.com/JaneEWilcox.)
July 17 – FamilySearch.org with David Rencher. David Rencher, the chief genealogical officer of FamilySearch.org, joins me tonight to talk about FamilySearch.org. Learn what’s new at FamilySearch. Learn about hidden gems the site offers. Learn what David’s role is in this great genealogical database. Learn what the mission of FamilySearch.org is and why genealogy is important to Latter Day Saints. And much more! (Only on BlogTalkRadio.com/JaneEWilcox at 9:00 p.m. Eastern)
Listen to previous recordings on-demand on BlogTalkRadio.
The Forget-Me-Not Hour radio show sponsors:
Broadcasts have included:
Megan Smolenyak, formerly chief family historian and spokesperson for Ancestry.com 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?”.
Mel Smith, featured with Mathew Broderick on “Who Do You Think You Are?” and reference librarian at the Connecticut State Library in Hartford. Mel talks about his experience on WDYTYA? and shares his insights and expertise as a genealogy reference librarian. Find out what sources the library has that could help you in your research.
Lisa Wilcox, administrator of three family DNA groups–including the Wilcox DNA project. Lisa talks about genetics and genealogy and how genetics works hand-in-hand with paper genealogy and can sometimes reveal surprises in a pedigree.
Patty Matteson and Louisa Finn, members of the Smiley family who founded Mohonk Mountain House, talk about the Smiley family Quaker ancestry and their conservation legacy.
Sojourner Truth ~ Anne Gordon, Ulster County (N.Y.) Historian and Bob Lusk, nationally known folk musician, who are spearheading the drive to erect a statue of Sojourner Truth in Port Ewen, N.Y. (where Sojourner lived); and Thomas McLiechey, a descendant of Sojourner Truth from Battle Creek, Mich., talk about Sojourner Truth, her legacy, and slave ancestry in New York.