Sep 19, 2014
This week Fisher
opens with information of concern for Ashkenazi Jewish women from
the New York Times. Since most Jewish women in the US are
Ashkenazi, the article warns they need to be tested for the genetic
mutation that is associated with high rates of breast and ovarian
cancer. Studies show that such women are at high risk for
carrying the so called "BRCA" gene, made famous by Angelina Jolie
last year, when she opted for a double mastectomy because the
chance of her getting breast cancer was so high. Next, Fisher
shares the story of a British man who fulfilled the wish of his
dying father by locating the second family of his bigamist
grandfather in Australia, including his father's half sister.
Fisher then does
two segments with Rick Turley, the Assistant Historian and Recorder
for the Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints. The
Mormons have collected family history material since the 1890s,
including microfilms by the millions, and now digitized materials.
What can we learn from how the LDS Church preserves their
priceless and valuable records? Rick will have some important
advice you'll want to pay close attention to.
Then, Tom Perry,
our Preservation Authority, weighs in on other areas of concern.
It's all about preservation, this week on Extreme Genes,
Family History Radio!