Dec 7, 2015
Fisher opens the show with David Allen Lambert, Chief
Genealogist of the New England Historic Genealogical Society and
AmericanAncestors.org. Could you be the first member of your
family to live to be 120?! Research into a new pill... that
David already takes!... says you could be. David tells you
what that pill is and why he takes it. Then, "born in
Babylonia, moved to Arizona..." it's new news on a very old king...
King Tut. What's going on at his tomb now? Find out on
the podcast! David then talks about an Englishman who tracked
down his American World War II vet father and got quite a surprise
at his father's passing. Then learn about a huge boon to
Irish research that is now available, an awesome FREE Tech Tip from
David, and this week's free database from NEHGS.
Next, Fisher interviews 94-year-old Lou Conter, who, at age 20, was a member of the crew of the Arizona. He was on board the morning of the attack... December 7, 1941. Hear Lou's first hand account of that day, and how it affected his life in the years that followed. Also hear why Lou says the first act of war committed by the Japanese actually happened three days earlier. He is one of the last of those who were there on the day President Roosevelt said "would live in infamy." Be sure to share this special visit with your friends.
Then, Dr. Ken Alford, a professor at Brigham Young University in Provo, Utah, gives a very concise lesson on how to research your World War II ancestor's military records. You'll be shocked at how much information may be out there on your family's hero.
Fisher then gets under the hood on file conversion and preservation with Preservation Authority Tom Perry from TMCPlace.com. Have you started your preservation program yet?
That's all this week on Extreme Genes/ America's Family History Show!