May 9, 2016
Fisher opens the show with David Allen Lambert, Chief Genealogist for the New England Historic Genealogical Society and AmericanAncestors.org, checking in from the National Genealogical Society Conference in Fort Lauderdale, Florida. David notes the recognition given by NGS to two pioneers in genealogy, Dick Eastman of "Eastman's On Line Genealogy Newsletter," and Cyndi Ingle, famed for "Cyndi's List." Both have been at it for about twenty years and have made major contributions to genealogy. David then shares a story of the recent discovery of a curse left in a crypt some 2,400 years ago in Greece! Wait until you hear what it said. (David is quite dramatic.) David also has news of a new storytelling service to help you capture your family history, as well as an important new publication coming from the New York Genealogical and Biographical Society, and big news coming from Roots Magic!
In the second segment, Fisher visits with Katy Barnes from LegacyTree.com. Katy discusses the importance of court and land records and tells of how depositions found among such records led to a breakthrough in one family line. It also revealed a fascinating family story from the old South. Hear what it was and what Katy has to say about how you can find and benefit your research with court and land records.
Fisher then talks with Phoenix resident Grant Ringuette who explains his journey in seeking his birth parents. He found them... along with a story concerning his birth father's background he never expected. Hear what it was and how Grant obtained his information.
Tom Perry from TMCPlace.com (AskTom@TMCPlace.com) then joins the show to answer more listener questions on do it yourself video editing.
That's all this week on Extreme Genes, America's Family History Show!