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S04 E30: Policing African Americans: From Slave Patrols to Police Depts (Ret. P.C. Ralph Godbee, Jr)

In this episode, Susan Anderson shares her considerable knowledge about how The Gold Rush Era marked the real beginning of African American migration into California: around 200 to 300 slaves came to work the gold fields, followed by free African Americans. We learn something about their stories as well as their history.

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S04 E33 How Did Formerly Enslaved Families Choose Their Surnames?

Genealogy Research Strategies

Grappling with Old Fake News in Genealogy Research

Anyone with a nodding familiarity of national elections from 2016 to today in western societies is familiar with the phrase fake news. Much has been written about fake news and how destructive these “news” pieces can be. It never occurred to me that fake news could throw a serious wrench in genealogical research. Or, at the very least, how fake news of yesteryear can lead a researcher down a deep – and ultimately fruitless – rabbit hole in the quest for historical evidence in the search for ancestors.

Genealogy Brick Wall Strategies

Grappling with Old Fake News in Genealogy Research

Anyone with a nodding familiarity of national elections from 2016 to today in western societies is familiar with the phrase fake news. Much has been written about fake news and how destructive these “news” pieces can be. It never occurred to me that fake news could throw a serious wrench in genealogical research. Or, at the very least, how fake news of yesteryear can lead a researcher down a deep – and ultimately fruitless – rabbit hole in the quest for historical evidence in the search for ancestors.

Enslaved Research Strategies

S04 E33 How Did Formerly Enslaved Families Choose Their Surnames?

In this episode, Susan Anderson shares her considerable knowledge about how The Gold Rush Era marked the real beginning of African American migration into California: around 200 to 300 slaves came to work the gold fields, followed by free African Americans. We learn something about their stories as well as their history.

African American Genealogy

S04 E33 How Did Formerly Enslaved Families Choose Their Surnames?

In this episode, Susan Anderson shares her considerable knowledge about how The Gold Rush Era marked the real beginning of African American migration into California: around 200 to 300 slaves came to work the gold fields, followed by free African Americans. We learn something about their stories as well as their history.

DNA & Genetics | Genetic Genealogy

S04 E05 What’s New at MyHeritage with Daniel Horowitz

We were so pleased to be able to welcome MyHeritage’s Daniel Horowitz, to the show. We chatted with Daniel about his role at MyHeritage, the work the company’s genealogists do…

S04 E04 Working with DNA Matches with Blaine T. Bettinger

Award-winning author and instructor Blaine Bettinger joined us on the show to talk about working with DNA matches in genealogical research. Working with DNA – and DNA matches in particular…

Race & Diversity

S04 E33 How Did Formerly Enslaved Families Choose Their Surnames?

In this episode, Susan Anderson shares her considerable knowledge about how The Gold Rush Era marked the real beginning of African American migration into California: around 200 to 300 slaves came to work the gold fields, followed by free African Americans. We learn something about their stories as well as their history.

S04 E32: A History of African American Cowboys with Larry Callies

In this episode, Susan Anderson shares her considerable knowledge about how The Gold Rush Era marked the real beginning of African American migration into California: around 200 to 300 slaves came to work the gold fields, followed by free African Americans. We learn something about their stories as well as their history.

History

S04 E33 How Did Formerly Enslaved Families Choose Their Surnames?

In this episode, Susan Anderson shares her considerable knowledge about how The Gold Rush Era marked the real beginning of African American migration into California: around 200 to 300 slaves came to work the gold fields, followed by free African Americans. We learn something about their stories as well as their history.

S04 E32: A History of African American Cowboys with Larry Callies

In this episode, Susan Anderson shares her considerable knowledge about how The Gold Rush Era marked the real beginning of African American migration into California: around 200 to 300 slaves came to work the gold fields, followed by free African Americans. We learn something about their stories as well as their history.

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