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Feb 22, 2016

Fisher opens the show with David Allen Lambert, Chief Genealogist of the New England Historic Genealogical Society and  David shares a story about a man who solved his own missing person case, and was proven correct through... wait for it... DNA testing!  David then gives details on the upcoming Ontario Genealogy Conference... what a list of speakers they'll have in June.  It's well known that we all have Neanderthal DNA, but now we know what medical conditions we may also have inherited from them.  David will tell you what you can now blame on the Neanderthals!  Finally, an amazing data storage breakthrough has happened at the University of Southampton in England.  You won't believe how long they say they'll be able to digitally preserve the recorded treasures of the world.  David then shares a genealogical pet peeve (Fisher says he's right!) and shares another NEHGS guest user free database and tip.

Fisher then visits with Glen Meakem of Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania, founder of Forever, Inc., a company that may have solved our long term storage issues as individuals and genealogists, with security and data preserving upgrades as systems change.  What does the model of a life insurance company have to do with all this?  Glen will tell you and what his company is up to in this terrific segment.

Then, Extreme Genie Ann Allred of Centerville, Utah visits with Fisher about her long sought after discovery of her grandfather's grave in Pennsylvania.  But of course, that wasn't the end of it... just a beginning.  Talk about the ultimate "snowball" project. Ann's story will inspire you.

Tom Perry, the Preservation Authority from, then joins the show and reveals some horror stories he heard about at his booth at the Roots Tech Family History Conference in Salt Lake City, Utah, two weeks ago.  Naturally, Tom will tell you how to avoid similar issues and how to repair some of the damage!

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