Nov 21, 2016
Fisher opens the show with David Allen Lambert, Chief Genealogist of the New England Historic Genealogical Society and AmericanAncestors.org. The guys talk about Virginia’s ongoing challenge to Massachusetts’ claim of having the first Thanksgiving. What’s it about? Fisher and David will explain. David also talks about how President-elect Trump may be able to purchase a “white house” significant to his family’s history. Then, hear about a pair of twins whose birth order will be a point of contention throughout their lives. You’ll want to find out why. Virtual reality has become reality for a World War II vet in England who has been honored by a French town he helped to liberate. You’ll love his story. David then shares his tip for the week, and another NEHGS free guest member database.
Next, Fisher visits with Anita and her half-brother, John, who only learned about one another a few months ago after their daughters took DNA tests and discovered they were close cousins. It’s another fascinating DNA adventure that begins with World War II and a Polish girl forced to do labor for the Nazis.
Then, Fisher visits with LegacyTree.com researcher Katy Barnes about the amazing records of the “Society of Friends,” more commonly called “Quakers.” Perhaps no early religious organization or society left better records than this English Separatist group. Hear what’s in them, where to find them, and how far back you might be able to go.
Then, Tom Perry from TMCPlace.com, the Preservation Authority, talks digitizing deadlines for the holidays and great software gifts for the digitizing genie in your life.
That’s all this week on Extreme Genes, America’s Family History Show.