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:

 May 6, 10:00 a.m. Eastern – New York Municipal Archives.  Join Assistant Commissioner Ken Cobb as he talks about New York City’s vital records center and more.

May 20, 10:00 a.m. Eastern – Creating A Virtual CommunityMichelle Tucker Chubenko will share how the Ukrainian genealogy community uses online resources and will tell us how other groups can do the same.

June 3, 10:00 a.m. Eastern — Erie Canal Museum. Curator Dan Ward will tell us about the Erie Canal Museum in Syracuse, NY and share what’s in the new exhibit wing, recently opened.

June 17, 10:00 a.m. — Revolutionary War Pension Vouchers with Craig Scott. Join author and military genealogist Craig R. Scott as he tells us about his latest book.


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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