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Jun 6, 2016

Fisher opens the show with David Allen Lambert, Chief Genealogist of the New England Historic Genealogical Society and  Fisher shares an email from a listener who learned she shares ancestry with both David and Fisher's wife, Julie. The note included a bizarre observation about that family. Catch the podcast to find out what it was!  David then talks "Roots," the new version of the old Alex Haley series from the 1970s.  Catch his take on the remake. Fisher and David then talk nuclear bunkers. (One's for sale in England.) Fisher reminisces about his family's bomb shelter during the Cuban Missile Crisis. Some handwritten records dating back to the Roman era in London have been dug up. David will tell you all the details, as well as share his Tech Tip and another NEHGS free guest user database.

Fisher next visits with Joshua Taylor, best known as one of the hosts on the PBS Series "Genealogy Roadshow." Josh is also president of the New York Genealogical & Biographical Society. Josh talks about New York records and his vision for a 21st century NYG&BS. If you have New York ancestry, and so many people everywhere do, you'll want to catch this segment.

It's a long distance call to the road next as Fisher visits with a Minnesota native who once visited with the last surviving Civil War vet back when he was a Cub Scout in the 1950s. Robin Hoff shares his memories of that experience and also talks about his own Civil War vets as he and his wife Mary enjoy a genealogy road trip that has already covered over 3,200 miles!

Tom Perry, the Preservation Authority from, then joins the show and talks about a strange legal dilemma in answer to a listener email. Imagine taking your videos and films to a big box store for digitizing only to learn they own the rights to the copies they made for you! What does Tom think of this practice? Is it defensible? Be sure to catch the podcast!

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