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Oct 5, 2015

Leigh Ann Walker Young, daughter of the late Chicago Cubs coach, Verlon "Rube" Walker, lost her dad when she was three years old, in 1971.  Three years ago, she recognized the hole his absence left in her life and decided to reach out to her father's former associates, looking for stories and just maybe... the sound of his voice.  Leigh Ann shares her journey this week on Extreme Genes, America's Family History Show!

Fisher and David Allen Lambert, Chief Genealogist of the New England Historic Genealogical Society and American, cover several "Family Histoire" news stories that people are talking about this week.  They include one woman's efforts to locate and then wear a wedding dress that has been used in family weddings since 1895. Listen to the show to hear just how many relatives have worn that dress!  Then, it's an update on the progress being made on the remains of a woman believed to be the model for DaVinci's "Mona Lisa."  Next, could your fingerprints reveal something about your ancestry?  Scientists are beginning to answer that question, as well as how they might predict your future health.  David's got another "Tech Tip," and NEHGS free database for the week.

In the second segment Fisher, an avid, lifetime baseball fan, visits with the daughter of late Chicago Cubs coach, Verlon "Rube" Walker, Leigh Ann Walker Young.  Leigh Ann made a decision three years ago that it was time she got to know her father, and what a journey that desire has taken her on!  It's an inspiring conversation.

Fisher continues his visit with Leigh Ann Walker Young in the next segment, and plays the only known recording of the voice of Leigh Ann's late father, Rube Walker.  Get the story behind how she found it after three years of well publicized searching!

Then, Tom Perry, the Preservation Authority talks about taking your old, faded, and cracked pictures, digitally restoring them, and making them into a brand new photo album.  You won't be able to resist this idea!

That's all this week on Extreme Genes, America's Family History Show!