Nov 14, 2016
Host Scott Fisher opens the show with David Allen Lambert, Chief Genealogist of the New England Historic Genealogical Society and AmericanAncestors.org. The guys first talk about being related to presidents… Fisher knows of ties to ten, David even more… and how most Americans have presidential ties. David then talks about a project in Virginia that has netted over 33,000 letters, documents, and photos tied to the Civil War. The content of one particular letter was stunning. Speaking of stunning… the Los Angeles County Coroner’s office made a major gaffe recently. Wait til you hear what happened. And in keeping with the Canadian’s version of Veteran’s Day (Remembrance Day) one unemployed Alberta man is more than doing his part. You’ll be touched to hear how he spends his days. David will share another genealogical tip for you and another NEHGS free guest member database.
Next, Fisher keeps David on for a visit with Daniel Horowitz of MyHeritage.com, one of the show’s sponsors. David recently took advantage of MyHeritage’s limited time offer to share DNA results from other companies to find possible matches with MyHeritage’s members for free. Daniel shares some match information with David and talks about the development of MyHeritage’s DNA strategy.
Fisher then visits with photo expert Ron Fox about how to locate your veteran’s photographs in several archives you may never have heard of. It’s a fitting topic for Veteran’s Day weekend as we salute those men and women who have risked all for our country.
Tom Perry from TMCPlace.com, the Preservation Authority, joins the show next. It seems several listeners are wanting to know what they should expect to pay to have their materials digitized at locations around the country. As usual, Tom has the answers. He also talks about digitizing your VHS and VHS-C tapes.
That’s all this week on Extreme Genes, America’s Family History Show!