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Jul 11, 2016

Fisher opens this "Best of Extreme Genes" show with David Allen Lambert, Chief Genealogist of the New England Historic Genealogical Society and Fisher shares with David his take on the Crawley family genealogy tied to Downton Abbey at the close of the PBS series. David talks about the discovery of a 2,000 year old Roman coin in Israel found on the ground's surface! Listen to the podcast for details. David then gives the history of St. Patrick's Day which should have had another name. What was it and why? David explains. David's Tech Tip has gone viral. It's a pedigree chart with cause of death to show you what you might want to watch out for!

Next, Fisher visits with a Minnesota man, Daniel Swalm, who learned that his grandmother died young and without citizenship in the only country she ever took a breath in... the United States. Why? Daniel will fill you in and talk about what he did in her memory.

Fisher next chats with the founder of a web site called, Tom Tryniski. What's unique about this site is that it has three times as many digitized newspaper pages as the Library of Congress! Most are from New York City and New York State, and it costs nothing to use.  Hear what motivates Tom and what his plans are moving forward.

Then, Tom Perry from, the Preservation Authority, talks clouds and the importance of storage of your documents, photos, and audio and video files.

That's all this week on the Best of Extreme Genes!