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Census Department of the South with Yvonne C. Emanuel

12/14/2018
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During the closing days of the American Civil War, a little-remembered document, a census of the Federal Military Districts, was created. The document entitled, Census Department of the South – November 1864: For Jacksonville, Fernandina and St. Augustine, Florida – Ordered by the Department of the South, Hilton Head, South Carolina, proved to be an effective tool in augmenting genealogical research. That research led Yvonne Emanuel to the ultimate discovery of some unknown and formerly...

Duration:00:57:14

Unearthing the Story of Henry Brookheart with Christopher Smothers

12/7/2018
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Join Christopher Smothers for a heart wrenching story about Henry Brookheart, the man who was beaten, lynched and survived during the 1876 election season in West Feliciana Parish, Louisiana. Christopher Smothers founded Unearthing Your Roots, Inc. in January of 2018, to provide professional genealogical services to people in search of their biological families and ancestors abroad. A native of Marietta, Georgia, Christopher is currently an undergraduate student in Interdisciplinary Studies...

Duration:00:50:49

Roots Tech 2019 with Tara Bergeson and Tyler Stahle

11/30/2018
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At RootsTech, we believe in the power of family – and discovering your family story has never been easier! RootsTech is the world’s largest family history conference held annually in Salt Lake City, Utah. In 2019, the conference will also be expanding to London. RootsTech offers more than 300 breakout sessions on topics such as DNA, records, and preserving family memories as well as a gigantic expo hall and daily celebrity keynote speakers. In this broadcast, Tara Bergeson and Tyler Stahle...

Duration:00:55:05

Ten Timeless Rules for Life with Dan Shyti

11/9/2018
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Dan Shyti is an author, professional speaker, and leadership mentor. He is the founder of 4 Power Leadership, a company dedicated to teaching leadership principles. Dan is the author of two books: • 4 Power Leadership: Your Pathway to Leadership Success • Ten Timeless Rules for Life: Things Every Young Person Should Know for a Perfect Launch Dan is formerly a Vice President at L-3, a major technology and defense company. He has held various leadership positions in corporations and the...

Duration:00:24:10

Ten Timeless Rules for Life with Dan Shyti

11/6/2018
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Dan Shyti is an author, professional speaker, and leadership mentor. He is the founder of 4 Power Leadership, a company dedicated to teaching leadership principles. Dan is the author of two books: • 4 Power Leadership: Your Pathway to Leadership Success • Ten Timeless Rules for Life: Things Every Young Person Should Know for a Perfect Launch Dan is formerly a Vice President at L-3, a major technology and defense company. He has held various leadership positions in corporations and the...

Duration:00:24:47

Louisiana Creole Genealogy with Rodney Sam

10/26/2018
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Rodney Sam will discuss the uniqueness of Louisiana Creole genealogy and a personal journey to learn about his Louisiana Creole heritage. He has conducted extensive research on the following surnames in his family: Sam, Rideau, Edward, Desmerais, Donato, Masse, Senette, Pitre, Charles, Jacques, Young, Fruge, LaChapelle, Tesson, Birotte and Meullion. The geographic locations for his research are in the following Louisiana parishes of St. Landry, Evangeline, St. Martin, Lafayette and to a...

Duration:00:46:56

A Mind To Stay- Sydney Nathans, Michael Williams, Theresa Williams, Angela Peay

10/19/2018
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Panelist will discuss A Mind to Stay - White Plantations - Black Homeland. This story researched and written by Sydney Nathans begins in 1844, when North Carolina planter Paul Cameron bought 1,600 acres near Greensboro, Alabama and sent out 114 enslaved people to cultivate cotton and enlarge his fortune. Syd Nathans is a historian and author of "A Mind to Stay," which tells the story of a white plantation that became a black homeland to formerly enslaved people. Based on decades of oral...

Duration:01:15:10

U.S. Internment Camps in WWII with Linda Harms Okazaki

10/5/2018
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After Pearl Harbor was attacked in 1941, thousands of Japanese and Japanese Americans were incarcerated in “Internment Camps.” German and Italians were also interned, but in smaller numbers. The various sites of confinement and the records created will be examined, covering the period of time immediately preceding World War II through resettlement and redress. Linda Harms Okazaki is a fourth-generation San Franciscan with a background in education. She is a member of the Association of...

Duration:00:57:21

Roots To Glory Tours with Ada Anagho Brown

9/28/2018
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Join Ada Anagho Brown - President of Roots to Glory Tours for a discussion about reconnecting with your ancestral home on the African continent. Mrs. Brown and other Root Seekers will share their most recent experiences in Cote D' Ivoire. Ada Anagho Brown is a native of Cameroon whose family moved to the United States in 1975. She is the third child of the current Chief of Ngwo located in the Njikwa subdivision of Cameroon. Over the years, she has dedicated her life to promoting Africa. For...

Duration:01:02:32

Black Carolinians During World War I with Janet G. Hudson

6/29/2018
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For 21,609 young African American men who called North Carolina home, the First World War meant leaving families and familiar Tar Heel communities. The military service and sacrifice of those tens of thousands of black North Carolinians, however, are not well known among historians or the public. Their contributions, individually and collectively, have been generally ignored, simplistically rendered, represented by only a few, hidden away in disparate and scattered sources, or carried to the...

Duration:01:00:42

The Lost Jesuit Slaves of Maryland with Richard Cellini, Esq.

6/22/2018
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In 1838, Georgetown University and the Maryland Jesuits sold nearly 300 enslaved men, women and children to sugar plantations in southern Louisiana in orderto recuse the college from bankruptcy. Until late 2015, Georgetown University folklore said that all of them quickly succumbed to fever in the malodorous swamp world of Louisiana, leaving no trace and no descendants. But this wasn’t true. The Georgetown Memory Project was founded in November 2015 to discover what really happened to the...

Duration:01:04:32

Latino Genealogy and Beyond with Dr. Ellen Fernandez-Sacco

6/16/2018
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Examine the genealogical resources to trace your Puerto Rican Ancestors. Dr. Ellen Fernandez-Sacco is an independent scholar with over 14 years of experience as a genealogist. An expert in Puerto Rican genealogy, she works to increase access to information on enslaved and Indigenous ancestors. She is past president of the California Genealogical Society and a panelist on Black ProGen Live. Dr. Fernandez-Sacco seeks to expand knowledge of connections to the Caribbean through her blog. Her...

Duration:00:58:02

Hidden History: African American Cemeteries in Central Virginia - Lynn Rainville

5/18/2018
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Lynn Rainville is the Acting Dean of Sweet Briar College, where she also directs the Tusculum Institute for Public History. Although her PhD is in Near Eastern archaeology, she has spent the last two decades studying historic American cemeteries, segregated schools, enslaved communities, poor farms, and World War I. She is the author of several books, includingthe recently released Virginia and the Great War (2018), Hidden History: African American Cemeteries in Central Virginia (2014), and...

Duration:01:02:54

How To Keep Your Family Connected with Mitzi Perdue

5/11/2018
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Mitzi Perdue will provide tips, techniques and checklists to help families thrive. One of the most important parts of this has to do with knowing your family’s stories. We are the stories we tell ourselves, and if we don’t know our family stories, it’s in its own way, a little like having Alzheimer’s Disease. Without memories we lose one of the most basic factors that makes us us. Mitzi Perdue holds degrees from Harvard University and George Washington University, is a past president of the...

Duration:00:56:44

By Any Other Name: An Exploration of Afro-Amerindian Heritage with Steven Gayle

4/27/2018
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By Any Other Name: An Exploration of Afro-Amerindian Heritage is a documentary film that discusses the interactions between Africans and American Indians from in the United States, with an emphasis on the state of Georgia in the 18th through the 20th Centuries. Steven D. Gayle is a filmmaker and educator originally from Philadelphia, PA now residing in the Atlanta area. Steven earned his Bachelor’s in History Education from The University of North Carolina at Pembroke and a Master of Arts in...

Duration:00:50:42

We Are Family - The O'Kelleys - Joyce Ann Huston and Argie Hoskins-Shumway

4/20/2018
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The O'Kelleys will discuss building bridges and healing the divide in the racial culture of America. They are an example that the horrible system from the past of slavery doesn’t have to linger into hate or dislike between races today. Many Americans share DNA of mixed ancestry. We must come together as a nation understanding that we really are all family! Joyce Ann Huston from St. Louis, MO is a vocalist, trumpeter & genealogist enthusiast that began following a presentation on her family...

Duration:01:07:23

Early 19th Century Baltimore Tax Records: Noreen Goodson and Donna Tyler Hollie

4/13/2018
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This show will focus on the value of researching enslaved ancestors, free people of color and identifying the slaveholders in tax records in an Urban community such as Baltimore in the early 19th century. Donna Tyler Hollie received an MA and a Ph.D. in History. After retirement as an administrator with the Baltimore City Department of Social Services, she served for thirteen years as professor of History and Chair of the Social Science Department at Sojourner-Douglass College. She has...

Duration:00:58:45

The Price for Their Pound of Flesh with Daina Ramey Berry

4/6/2018
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The Price for Their Pound of Flesh includes photographs, illustrations, newspaper clippings, advertisements, extensive lists of appraisal and sale values, quotes, poems, letters, and songs from the time period. Additionally, Berry’s focus on sharing a diversity of stories of and from enslaved people illuminates their experiences and feelings in direct response to their understanding of their monetary values and position as property. “Despite being traded as commodities from the womb to the...

Duration:01:03:45

Family Pictures USA with Thomas Allen Harris

3/23/2018
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Family Pictures USA is a television series and transmedia project that explores neighborhoods and cities through the lens of the family photo album. Hosted by Thomas Allen Harris, this innovative television series enlarges our understanding of history, our diversity, and our shared values. Thomas Allen Harris is a critically acclaimed artist who uses film, video, photography, and performance to explore family and identity. Harris' work has been broadcast internationally and exhibited at...

Duration:00:55:52

Universities Studying Slavery with Kenyatta D. Berry

3/16/2018
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Professional Genealogist. Kenyatta D. Berry will discuss her Slave Ancestral Research on Universities Studying Slavery. Kenyatta D. Berry, Professional Genealogist, Entrepreneur and Attorney with over 20 years of experience in genealogical research and writing. She began her genealogical journey whilst in law school studying at the State Library of Michigan in Lansing. A native of Detroit, Berry graduated from Bates Academy, Cass Technical High School, Michigan State University and Thomas M....

Duration:00:59:34