May 30, 2016
Fisher opens the show with David Allen Lambert, Chief Genealogist of the New England Historic Genealogical Society and AmericanAncestors.org. David is on the road in Albany, New York. He talks about the devastating 1911 New York Archives fire that destroyed and damaged so many early New York records. In "Family Histoire News" David and Fisher discuss the recent identification of a sailor lost at Pearl Harbor in 1941, and the return of his remains to his family. David also has a unique story about the discovery of the funeral cost breakdown from the services for Mary Todd Lincoln in 1882! In England, a theater where Shakespeare himself once performed has been unearthed. And it created quite a stir among historians. Why? Catch the podcast! David also has another Tech Tip and NEHGS guest-user free database.
Next, Fisher visits with Dr. Tom Sederburgh, a computer science professor at Brigham Young University. Dr. Sederburgh is the creator of Relative Finder, a unique software that can tie you to friends and celebrities. Dr. Sederburgh will share the history of its development and talk about some stories unique to its use. It's free. We'll tell you where to get it!
Then, it's an Extreme Genes classic interview with Olympic Speed Skating champion Apolo Anton Ohno, now a commentator for NBC. Apolo is half-Japanese and has learned some fascinating things from that side of his family. He explains how, as well as what he's doing to break open his mother's unknown background. It's one of the most talked about segments ever on Extreme Genes!
Then Tom Perry from TMCPlace.com returns to talk preservation. Who would know there was so much to discuss concerning "thumb drives?!" Tom shares some important pieces of information on these common storage devices.
That's all this week on Extreme Genes, America's Family History Show!