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Baptists in New York with Rev. Wayne Brandow

This week I interviewed Rev. Wayne Brandow, pastor of the Bible Baptist Church of Galway in Saratoga County, New York. Wayne was a lecturer on Baptist history at the Northeast Branch of Mid-America Baptist Theological Seminary in Schenectady, NY, and I met him when I was tracking down those elusive Baptist church records for a client whose ancestors settled in Saratoga County in the early 1800s. Wayne began by explaining the history of the Baptist movement in Europe, from its start as Anabaptist on the continent in Holland. University theology students … Read More

Fort Lafayette, by Deloss Barnum, NY Public Library, Photography Collection, Miriam and Ira D. Wallach Division of Art, Prints and Photographs

New York Track at NGS Richmond

Last week the presenters of the New York Track at the National Genealogical Society’s 2014 family history conference in Richmond, Virginia, joined me on the show, live from the New York Genealogical and Biographical Society (NYG&B) office in Midtown Manhattan. The presenters of the NYG&B-sponsored track include Naomi Joshi, Terry Koch-Bostic, Joan Koster Morales and myself. We had a ball! Terry started the show by explaining why the NYG&B sponsored a track this year, and then we all took turns talking about the exciting lineup of New York genealogy topics at this year’s … Read More

Guest Bill Ruddock's book "Confiscated Properties of Philipse Highland Patent, Putnam County, New York 1780-1785."

New York Loyalist Land Confiscations

This week on the Forget-Me-Not Hour, my guest was author and genealogist Bill Ruddock. Bill talked about the New York Loyalist land forfeitures and confiscations during and after the American Revolution, how genealogists can use the records that were generated from the confiscations, and his new book on the forfeitures in Putnam County, New York. Bill explained that the Act of Attainder that permitted the recently-formed state of New York to confiscate the property of landowners who supported the King of England in New York was passed in October 1779. … Read More


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