Jan 9, 2017
Fisher opens the show with David Allen Lambert, Chief Genealogist of the New England Historic Genealogical Society. David talks about his recent radio visit on WPKZ (FM & AM) in Fitchburg, Massachusetts, our newest Extreme Genes affiliates. The guys kick around all the new news the new year has brought with it, including new evidence concerning the sinking of the Titanic; three sets of twins born in both the old year and the new year; New York City moving centuries’ worth of documents from their Chambers Street home to the State Archives in Albany; and a firefighter who discovered a unique piece of memorabilia in his firehouse. David also shares his tip of the week.
Fisher then begins the first of his two segment visit with CeCe Moore, the “DNA Detective.” CeCe is a frequent guest on 20/20 and is a regular on “Finding Your Roots” with Dr. Henry Louis Gates. CeCe talks about the organization she has created to coach people, particularly adoptees, as they go about their journey to discover their birth families.
Next, Fisher and CeCe talk about the unique challenge of “foundlings,” people who were abandoned as babies. CeCe has had some unique experiences in reuniting these foundlings with the very people who abandoned them.
Next, Tom Perry talks preservation, legalities, and technology. He fields some great listener questions with his usual dexterity!
That’s all this week on Extreme Genes, America’s Family History Show!