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GeneaBloggers Radio – Show Notes for Friday, September 16, 2011


GeneaBloggers Radio Episode 35–genealogy-history-and-context

Friday, September 16, 2011
10pm-11:30pm Eastern US
9-10:30pm Central US
8-9:30pm Mountain US
7-8:30pm Pacific US
3am London UK
12pm Saturday Sydney AUS

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Ancestors in Place – Genealogy, History and Context

This week our show is entitled Ancestors in Place – Genealogy, History and Context. Our special guests will include: Jane E Wilcox of the “Your Ancestors Want Their Stories To Be Told” radio show on Blog Talk Radio. Jane will discuss why it is so important to understand your ancestors in the proper context and in their own history. In addition, we’ll talk with professional genealogist, author and genealogy educator Lisa Alzo about the various tools you can use to incorporate history into your family history research and writing.


Jane E. Wilcox

Jane E. Wilcox

Jane Wilcox is member of the Association of Professional Genealogists (APG) and a 5-star rated expert from’s Expert Connect. She is also author of the Wilcox/Wilcockson family biography and host of The Forget-Me-Not Hour radio show on AM 950 radio WHVW in Poughkeepsie, N.Y. and of “Your Ancestors Want Their Stories To Be Told” radio show on Blog Talk Radio. Jane has consulted for the producers of the hit TV show CSI: Crime Scene Investigation for a genealogy mystery TV pilot.

Jane’s forté is building cases where there are no straightforward answers. She doesn’t leave any record overlooked, often using sources many don’t think to use–from New York City to Long Island and New Jersey, along the Hudson River Valley and elsewhere in upstate New York, and in Connecticut and the other New England states.

Jane states: “As I do genealogy research, it seems to me that the ancestors want their stories to be told, and I am the ancestor detective who can help you unlock the mysteries of your family history.”



Lisa Alzo

Lisa Alzo

Lisa A. Alzo is a freelance writer, instructor, and lecturer with over 20 years’ experience in the field of genealogy. She earned a Master of Fine Arts degree in Nonfiction Writing from the University of Pittsburgh, and is the author of nine books, including: Finding Your Slovak Ancestors, Writing Your Family History Book, and the award-winning Three Slovak Women. Lisa has written hundreds of articles and her work has appeared in Family Tree Magazine, Family Chronicle, Internet Genealogy, APG Quarterly, among others. An internationally recognized speaker, Lisa writes the “The Accidental Genealogist” blog.


  • Lisa is teaching a new course for Family Tree University entitled Hungarian Genealogy 101 which starts on September 12, 2011. Click here for more information.

Upcoming Talks

  • Immigrant Cluster Communities: Past, Present and Future
    Southern California Genealogical Society
    Wednesday, September 21, 2011 – 9 pm Eastern; 6 pm Pacific
  • Beginning Genealogy
    Beginning Slovak Genealogy
    The Interactive Genealogist
    Czechoslovak Genealogical Society International Conference
    St. Louis, Missouri
    October 26-29, 2011
  • Immigrant Cluster Communities: Past, Present and Future Day
    Philadelphia, Pennsylvania
    Saturday, November 5, 2011


After Party at!

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That’s right – we’ll be having another fun “after party” over at the genealogy room at ( where the theme will be: 1970s. This means we’ll be spinning tunes from the 1970s! So grab your MP3 copy of Afternoon Delight or songs by Leo Sayre and Gilbert O. Sullivan and come join us!  Not only can you listen to what others upload to,  but there is an interactive chat room where you can extend the discussion on education or whatever genealogy topic you want!

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