Dec 19, 2016
Fisher opens the show with David Allen Lambert, the Chief Genealogist of the New England Historic Genealogical Society and AmericanAncestors.org. David talks about some holiday meal recipes from the days of Martha Washington, and the story of one woman who cooked them up for friends. Find out the reaction! David then shares the story of three African-American Civil War Union soldiers who were recently reburied with honors in Pennsylvania. Then… what are “legacy letters,” whose writing them, and why? The guys will tell you. David then shares a simple but effective tip of the week about public libraries, and tells you how you can be part of an NEHGS research trip in 2017. He’ll share the itinerary.
Next, Fisher visits with Ohio’s David Imbrogno, who recently visited his father’s hometown in Italy. As part of his journey, David and his brother got to visit three abandoned homes that covered three generations of his ancestry. And at one of them in particular, a remarkable thing happened when he simply put his foot down. Hear David’s remarkable story.
Then, Fisher visits with Jen Allen of FamilySearch.org, organizers of Roots Tech. Jen has all the skinny on what’s happening at this coming year’s conference in February and how you can be a part of it. Whether you’re a beginner or seasoned genie, you’ll want to hear what’s in store at Roots Tech 2017 in Salt Lake City, Utah.
Tom Perry then joins the show for his usual insight on what’s happening in preservation. This week… Tom will keep you out of trouble (and maybe out of jail!). He’ll talk copying copyrighted material as well as why anyone would want to transfer a DVD to VHS!
That’s all this week on Extreme Genes, America’s Family History Show!