Dec 5, 2016
Host Scott Fisher opens the show with David Allen Lambert, Chief Genealogist of the New England Historic Genealogical Society and AmericanAncestors.org. David begins with news about the world’s oldest documented person. She’s 117 and has seen the “turn of the century” twice, and has lived in three different centuries! Next, how would like to visit a home that was left just as it was when it was last occupied in 1890? David will tell you about this remarkable house. Then, the new list of most popular names for 2016 is out. Some old standards are back. Are your family names on the list? Then, a mystery has been solved. When Civil War letters began appearing at the post office, everyone wanted to know just who sent them and why. The culprit has been uncovered. Plus David will have another tip of the week and NEHGS free guest member database.
Next Fisher shares his 2015 visit with Lou Conter. Lou was just 20 years old and on board the USS Arizona on December 7, 1941. Lou shares his memories of that day, how he survived, and how that date which lives in infamy has affected his life.
Fisher then talks with Dr. Ken Alford who’ll give you some great ideas on how to locate the military records of your World War II family members.
Then, it’s Preservation Time with Tom Perry who answers more listener questions on how to preserve your family treasures.
That’s all this week on Extreme Genes- America’s Family History Show