New York Genealogy

Podcast Features New York Genealogy

We found this radio show, The Forget-Me-Not Hour: Your Ancestors Want Their Stories to Be Told, on the New York History Blog. If you’re unfamiliar with the blog, we suggest you check it out. They have news and historical information pertaining to the state, and it houses resources that may be useful if your family history at any point passes through the Empire State. On Friday afternoons, the New York History Blog compiles the best stories about New York history from around the web, and puts them in an easy to read format. You can find all of their weekly web round-ups here.

The Forget-Me-Not-Hour began in November 2010 on WHVW 950 AM radio in Poughkeepsie, New York. Hosted by professional genealogist and contributing editor of the New York Genealogical and Biographical Record Jane E. Wilcox, The show features two one-hour shows each month. The first covers New York-area genealogy and history, and the other is more general. The New York genealogy show airs on the first Wednesday of the month at 10:00 a.m. at The variety show airs on the third Wednesday of the month at 10:00 a.m. Both shows can be accessed on-demand after the show airs.

The April 1st episode of The Forget-Me-Not Hour featured the presenters of the New York Genealogical & Biographical Society-sponsored New York Track at the National Genealogical Society’s 2015 family history conference in St. Charles, Missouri.

The New York Track includes Karen Mauer Jones with two topics: New York Land: Patroonships, Manors, Patents, Rent Wars & Land and Records Created by New York’s Towns and Cities: Uncommonly Rich Resources; Terry Koch-Bostic with City Directories: Antiquarian People Finders; and radio show host Jane Wilcox with two topics: The New York Gateway: Immigration and Migration and New York City and State Vital Records and Their Substitutes. Terry Koch-Bostic will also give the NYG&B Luncheon talk Intuition and Genealogy Success: A Sixth Sense, Chance, Coincidence, or Serendipity?

You can listen to the April 1st episode of The Forget-Me-Not Hour on demand here.

Original Source: Podcast Features New York Genealogy, by Jane E. Wilcox, April 1, 2015.

Image Credit: Smokehouse 1907 postcard showing Ten Mile Point, Lake Skaneateles, New York. By Smokehouse [Public domain], via Wikimedia Commons.