Genealogy Roadshow – First Season & Next Season

“Genealogy Roadshow” on PBS has ended their first season. There were only 4 episodes filmed. If you missed any of the episodes or want to watch them again, they can be viewed online for a short time here on PBS on the web. This season was just a trial to see if there would be …

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Anniversary of the Surrender at Saratoga (1777)

On Oct. 17, 1777 British General John Burgoyne surrendered to American General Horatio Gates at Saratoga, NY. The British attempted to split the American forces along the Hudson River. Burgoyne’s was camped near Saratoga when on September 19, British troops engaged American troops at the Battle of Freeman’s Farm, or the First Battle of Saratoga. …

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Columbus, Colombo or Colon

Today is Columbus Day in the US. It is the day we celebrate the “discoverer” of the Americas. Although their have been recent new theories of his birth, the most accepted place of birth for Columbus is that he was born in the Republic of Genoa (now part of Italy) about 1450-1. His parents were …

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Top Songs of 1963; #20

The next song to hit the top of the records charts in 1963 was “Sugar Shack” by Jimmy Gilmer and the Fireballs. The song was written in 1962 by Keith McCormack and Jimmy Torres. It was recorded at the Norman Petty Studios in Clovis, New Mexico where Buddy Holly had done some recordings. The Fireballs started …

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