Mar 28, 2016
Fisher opens the show with David Allen Lambert, Chief Genealogist for the New England Historic Genealogical Society and AmericanAncestors.org. Fisher announces the new searchability of Extreme Genes shows and podcasts through transcript. David then talks about a story that is being investigated that says something is missing from the crypt of William Shakespeare. What is it and why is it missing? David will explain. Next in “Family Histoire News” David will tell you how a family heirloom has survived the destruction of a home by tornado. The item is a treasure and its journey through the air and back to the family it belonged to is nothing short of miraculous! There’s a new place for your remains, should you go the route of cremation… a recording disk! Who is making this possible and for how much? David Lambert has all you need to know about getting into the recording business. Post mortem. David then shares his Tech Tip, and another NEHGS guest user free database.
Fisher next interviews Nathan Dylan Goodwin, an author living in England. Goodwin’s unique niche is the “genealogical crime thriller.” Fisher says he couldn’t put down the one he has read, Nathan’s latest, called “The America Ground.” Nathan has authored several books and explains the challenges of finding unique stories from the past and somehow making them relevant in the present. Want to take a crack at writing a genealogical crime novel? Nathan Dylan Goodwin will have some great advice for you.
We are firmly in the present for the next segment when Fisher visits with a Muskegon, Michigan woman, Jessica Fairbanks, who took notes when her estranged father gave her a death bed confession. He had had a son while living in Germany that none of his American family knew about. Jessica went to work to find her unknown sibling. Catch the full story on Extreme Genes!
Then, Tom Perry answers listener emails on preservation. If you have any eight track tapes from decades ago, you’ll want to hear this.
That’s all this week on Extreme Genes, America’s Family History Show!