Mar 17, 2015
opening segment, Fisher gives you a tip on searching for your
ancestors using only first names. When your people aren't
where they're supposed to be, this technique may solve your
problem. Then, he shares a terrific story of the funniest
Victorian era Christian names found by a genealogy firm in London.
You'll be glad your parents didn't name you any of these
things! Fisher will give you the top ten. Then, it's
the "risky" business of the "banished" Irish adoptees who were sent
to America after being born to single mothers in Catholic run
homes. Those trying to find their birth families are having
mixed experiences. Hear the full story.
guest is Hank Jones, writer of the series of books called "Psychic
Roots- Serendipity and Intuition in Genealogy." Hank has
collected these stories for decades, and he'll share a couple of
them and why he thinks they're happening. And by the way, if
you're new to family history research, just wait... you're more
than likely to have one of these things happen, too!
AJ Jacobs of
Esquire Magazine returns with an update on the upcoming "Global
Family Reunion" in New York City. It keeps getting bigger,
and you're going to want to be a part of it, even if you can't be
in NYC! (And you can!)
straightens out Tom Perry, the Preservation Authority. Tom
got a little too deep in the technical pool, leaving some listeners
asking for the life preserver when it comes to editing your own
videos. This time, Tom couldn't make it any easier!
That's this week
on Extreme Genes, America's Family History Show!