Feb 27, 2017
Host Scott Fisher opens the show with David Allen Lambert, Chief Genealogist of the New England Historic Genealogical Society. The guys start with a story about a Peruvian artist who dresses up for photos as his ancestors did in centuries old portraits. And it doesn’t matter if it’s male or female. And he’s very detailed! Next, Fisher and David discuss one of the more unusual heirlooms you’ll ever hear of. It’s 85 years old and edible. Well… it WAS edible! Hear what it is and why it’s still being held by the family. Fisher and David then talk about how late fees for a long overdue library book have been waived… for one long overdue historic reason. Hear what it is. Then, David investigated the issue of just which birthday George Washington celebrated… the one he was born with, or the one he got when the calendar changed? Find out what David learned. Finally, David’s Weekly Blogger Spotlight is focused on a guy who is half psychologist and half genealogist. He’s the psycho genealogist!
Next up, it’s Maureen Taylor, the Photo Detective. Maureen is back to visit with Fisher about ideas not usually considered for finding your ancestral photos. It’s a long list, so sharpen your pencil!
Then, Levi Bettwieser of Boise, Idaho joins the show. His passion project is the Rescued Film Project. Levi enjoys finding old rolls of film, often decades old, to see what images he can get from them. One recent success was the recovery of dozens of images from World War II.
Tom Perry, the Preservation Authority, comes on next talking about his experience with The Property Brothers at RootsTech and reveals one their favorite story they told in their keynote address. Tom also reveals an awesome free app for fixing your pictures.
That’s all this week on Extreme Genes, America’s Family History Show!