Nov 7, 2016
Fisher opens the show with David Allen Lambert, Chief Genealogist of the New England Historic Genealogical Society and AmericanAncestors.org. David starts by sharing “terms of endearment” over the past century beginning with “my beloved.” David then describes a shopping list for a 13th century English King’s feast. What was on it? David will tell you. David then reveals he has discovered that another well known genealogist who has been a guest on Extreme Genes is a cousin! He’ll tell you who it is and how they figured it out. David then shares another weekly genealogy tip and NEHGS guest member database.
Fisher then begins the first of a two segment interview with Steve Rockwood, CEO and President of FamilySearch.org. Steve recently celebrated his one year anniversary at the helm of the world’s largest free genealogical site. Steve talks about a host of things, including his background, what FamilySearch is doing to solve their “merging” issue (mostly pre-1700), what the indexing volunteers are up to, new partners, and how FamilySearch views their goals moving forward. How far forward? That answer might surprise you!
Next, Tom Perry, our Preservation Authority from TMCPlace.com drops in with concerns about the security of genies’ material everywhere. Tom has some basic tips and explanations about what you need to do to protect all the material you’ve stored on your devices, and why.
That’s all this week on Extreme Genes, America’s Family History Show!