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Hand Me Down is my podcast of history and family stories. The goal of this series is to tell some of the stories of my family in the context of the history in which those stories occurred. It’s part genealogy and part history that I hope you’ll enjoy.

Hand Me Down is my podcast of history and family stories. The goal of this series is to tell some of the stories of my family in the context of the history in which those stories occurred. It’s part genealogy and part history that I hope you’ll enjoy.
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United States

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Hand Me Down is my podcast of history and family stories. The goal of this series is to tell some of the stories of my family in the context of the history in which those stories occurred. It’s part genealogy and part history that I hope you’ll enjoy.

Twitter:

@goconnor60

Language:

English

Contact:

9162082333


Episodes

Episode 12 - Their Guilty Union

8/12/2019
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Episode Notes In this episode, my second great-grandmother, Mary Elizabeth Ward, gets divorced, then marries, and dies – all on the same day. Visit the website at http://oconnor.home.blog This podcast is powered by Pinecast.

Duration:00:15:23

Episode 11 - Push and Pull

8/8/2019
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Episode Notes In this episode, I take a look at a non-Irish branch of my family tree and explore what brought them from a little village in Switzerland into the heartland of America. The theme music is by Andy Slatter at Audio Jungle with additional music by David Fesliyan, and Chris Zabriskie and Kevin MacLeod under a Creative Commons Attribution license. This podcast is powered by Pinecast.

Duration:00:11:02

Episode 10 - Pretty Houses

8/6/2019
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Episode Notes This episode started out as an attempt to find out more about a duplex that I own in East Sacramento, but I ended up learning more about the people who built it. This podcast is powered by Pinecast.

Duration:00:10:21

Episode 9 - Off to California, 1851

8/5/2019
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Episode Notes In this episode, we take a closer look at the first Baldwin Gardiner from New York. This podcast is powered by Pinecast.

Duration:00:12:58

Episode 8 - The First Boycott

8/3/2019
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Episode Notes In this episode, my great-great grandfather Michael O'Connor participates in the very first boycott, and in a way, initiates his own. This podcast is powered by Pinecast.

Duration:00:09:05

Episode 7 - Words Fail

8/2/2019
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Episode Notes In this episode, my great-grandmother writes some words during the worst of the Great Depression. This podcast is powered by Pinecast.

Duration:00:09:28

Episode 6 - They Did Some Punching

8/1/2019
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Episode Notes In this episode, my great-grandfather and his brother go looking for trouble, and hope to prove the truth of that old adage “it’s not who starts the fight that matters, it’s who finishes it.” This podcast is powered by Pinecast.

Duration:00:06:08

Episode 5 - Over There

7/25/2019
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Episode Notes In this episode, I look into members of the family who were of age 100 years ago during The Great War – World War I – and tell the story of my great-uncle James Flanagan who served in World War I. This podcast is powered by Pinecast.

Duration:00:05:22

Episode 4 - Who is B.G. Cooke?

7/23/2019
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Episode Notes In this episode, I begin the story of my great-great grandfather Baldwin Gardiner of San Francisco. It will take multiple posts to tell his story. Trust me. I think. This podcast is powered by Pinecast.

Duration:00:05:45

Episode 3 - Carried Away

7/21/2019
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Episode Notes At first it appeared to be just an innocuous lapel pin on an image of my great-grandfather, Thomas O'Connor. But wait... is that a hatchet? This podcast is powered by Pinecast.

Duration:00:06:06

Episode 2 - Full of Feeling

7/18/2019
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Episode Notes In this episode, we’ll look at my 2nd great uncle, John Desmond. I don’t know why I chose to feature him first. Maybe it’s because I recently found an image of him – a drawing that appeared in the Sacramento Bee in 1892. Something about an image that draws me to its story.

Duration:00:04:30

Episode 1 - Meet the Families

7/18/2019
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In this episode, I’ll be setting up the background to this series and introduce the four branches of my family tree that serve as the structure for the program.

Duration:00:08:41