May 23, 2016
Fisher opens the show with David Allen Lambert, Chief Genealogist of the New England Historic and Genealogical Society and AmericanAncestors.org. Their "Family Histoire News" starts with the story of a World War II vet in his 90s who had a reunion with a man he rescued from Dachau concentration camp at the end of World War II. You'll want to hear their story. Then it's talk about hair... long, beautiful HAIR! It was Thomas Jefferson's. And it has sold at auction. How many strands? What did it go for? We'll tell you! America's oldest veteran has turned 110. Who is he and where did he serve? Listen to the podcast. David's Tip of the Week concerns school photographs, but wait til you hear what Fisher did with some of his father's. And of course David shares another NEHGS Tip of the Week.
Mary Tedesco of the PBS series "Genealogy Roadshow" then joins Fisher to talk about their third season! Mary will tell you about what they're up to on the show this year, and give you a little history of how she came to be one of the hosts. She'll also share some tips on Italian genealogy and a great story about her Italian grandmother.
Next, Fisher shares a genealogy breakthrough he just had after decades of effort. It was capped off with a DNA match to a sixth great grandparent couple. But Fisher is concerned that a match from that far back is something less than a confirmation. Enter Paul Woodbury, DNA analyst from LegacyTree.com. Paul and Fisher discuss the math behind when a match is most significant and when it's not so much. How significant is Fisher's match? Don't miss this segment.
Then Tom Perry, the Preservation Authority, visits talking about the importance of knowing who your end users are going to be when deciding how to digitize your materials. He'll explain why it can affect how you choose to format your materials, and how much money it's going to cost you!
That's all this week on Extreme Genes, America's Family History Show!