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Jun 20, 2016

Scott Fisher opens the show with David Allen Lambert, Chief Genealogist of the New England Historic Genealogical Society and Fisher talks about a memorial product he came across involving taking a fingerprint of a deceased loved one and engraving it on a necklace or other piece of jewelry. How do the guys feel about that? Catch the podcast! David then reveals's new offering... a "Sun Chart..." that can fit countless generations of ancestors and descendants. David then talks Flag Day and reveals the unique story of the creator of the 50 star American flag. David then shares this week's "Tech Tip" and the NEHGS free guest user database.

Fisher next visits with Heath Jones, founder of "Task Force History," a fast-growing Alabama-based group that researches (in particular) Civil War battle sites and then uses metal detectors to locate and salvage unique treasures. Heath fills us in on the group's latest finds and introduces us to Justin Emmons of Paducah, Kentucky, another member of the team. Over the past several years, Justin and his father have worked over the location of a Union camp where Justin recovered a unique item with the name of soldier Henry Cuppet Garlock carved into it. Justin found that Garlock's history is well documented and he is hoping to locate a descendant of Garlock's with whom he would like to talk and share his find.

Then, Fisher catches up with Danny Klein, a librarian with the Jersey City (NJ) Public Library. Klein recently wrote a terrific article in about the realities of digitization, which many of us genies now take for granted. The interview gives fascinating insight into digitizing at the local level and all that goes into getting searchable images onto the internet.

Tom Perry of wraps up the show talking preservation with Fisher, answering a listener question about ideal programs for salvaging and editing audio.

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