Jan 3, 2016
Fisher opens the show with David Allen Lambert, Chief
Genealogist of the New England Historic Genealogical Society and
American Ancestors.org, sharing some of the great discoveries of
the past year. David talks about the 1,000 year old skeleton
found in the ball of a downed tree in Ireland, the beginning of the
end of Americans being able to read handwriting, and preserving
your social media posting history.
Fisher then shares what many listeners consider the listener story of the year from Steve Anderson, a Minnesota native. One of nine siblings, Steve and a brother decided to do some DNA testing on the family. And what they learned was far from what they expected! It's worth another listen if you heard it earlier this year.
Fisher then visits with Leann Walker Young, daughter of late Chicago Cubs coach, Verlon "Rube" Walker. Leann lost him when she was just three years old and has spent years trying to find a sample of his voice. Hear about Leann's journey and emotional breakthrough. Her determination will inspire you!
Plus, Preservation Authority Tom Perry talks about what questions to ask local digitizers to know that they are experts you can could on.
That's all this week on Extreme Genes, America's Family History Show!