Aug 8, 2016
Host Scott Fisher opens the show with David Allen Lambert, Chief Genealogist of the New England Historic Genealogical Society and AmericanAncestors.org. Fisher and David discuss a 19th century news article about a woman who was nearly buried alive, because they thought she was dead! David then reveals information about a remarkable collection in the Smithsonian... 17,000 human remains! Might your ancestor be among them?! One was a recent donation of a man who died in 1866. Wait until you hear his story. David then reveals a new online map of London with over a quarter million images tied to places in the city. David then shares with you a site with the names of every Olympian since 1896! Is there are relative of yours to be found? David then offers another Tip of the Week, and another free guest user database from NEHGS. Fisher then visits with a Pennsylvania woman named Becky Perigo. Becky's great grandfather's brother fell off the family map about a century ago, and was last believed living in the northwest. A year ago she received an email that she suspected was a scam involving the name of this uncle. It was totally legit. And what an adventure it has led to! Hear Becky's story in segment 2. Paul Woodbury from LegacyTree.com then returns to the show. Paul has just completed a research trip to France and offers some terrific tips on preparing for your next research journey, especially one to Europe. And as always, Tom Perry from TMCPlace.com, the Preservation Authority, is here to talk about ways to not only preserve your photos, videos, films, and documents, but also how to make them more usable. This segment is best described as "Congratulations! You've digitized all your stuff... what now?!" Tom and Fisher give you some thoughts on that issue. That's all this week on Extreme Genes, America's Family History Show!