May 25, 2015
Fisher opens the
show with comments received about his mother's 1947
(mis?)adventure, stowing away on a luxury liner to Hawaii.
Then, he'll have a remarkable tale out of St. Louis about a
man who has allegedly hijacked a family's heritage for attention
and profit. Who is this man, what has he been doing, and how
has his story been falling apart? Fisher will explain.
Berry, one of the hosts of the PBS Series "Genealogy Road Show"
joins Fisher in segment 2, talking about the upcoming revamp of
"Roots." She explains how she wound up on "Genealogy Road
Show" almost by accident, how it has changed her life, and her
favorite experience with the show so far.
speaks to the great misconception that African-American records
begin with the census of 1870, the first after the Civil War and
Emancipation. She talks about records that often date back
long before that involve both the slaves and the slaveholders, and
how slaveholder descendants are often helpful in the search for
black ancestors. She also talks about the powerful effect on
people discovering records showing their ancestors in bondage, and
how she has had to manage those emotions herself.
Then, Tom Perry,
the Preservation Authority from TMCPlace.com, returns for more on
preservation of damaged photos, film, slides, and negatives.
Can they be saved? As always, Tom has great
That's this week
on Extreme Genes!