May 15, 2017
Host Scott Fisher opens the show with David Allen Lambert, Chief Genealogist of the New England Historic Genealogical Society and AmericanAncestors.org. David begins “Family Histoire News” talking about the recent organization of a descendant organization for one of the passengers on the Mayflower. Find out who this group is about and if you might want to be a part of it. David then reveals major record release announcements from two major companies. Hear what’s coming your way! Then, word is that the 2020 census is in trouble. David explains the issue and who has taken action to call attention to the problem. Fisher and David then talk about the nightmare of a two-month-old baby whose identity was stolen decades ago. Hear how the situation was uncovered by a persistent genie. David’s blogger spotlight this week is focused on Leland Meitzler and his blog at genealogyblog.com. Leland reveals where you can read digitized newspapers from the Japanese-American internment camps from World War II.
Fisher next visits with Brenton Simons, President and CEO of the New England Historic Genealogical Society. Brenton and Fisher talk about the upcoming Project 2020, celebrating the 400th anniversary of the arrival of the Pilgrims in Plymouth, Massachusetts. Over the next several years there will be a ton of activities and travel opportunities you won’t want to miss. Find out what they are on the show.
Then, Fisher visits with Deanna Bufo Novak from MyHeritageBook.com. Deanna creates customized books celebrating the heritage of individual children at places such as Disney World. Hear what Deanna has to say about what you can do to hook your kids and grandkids on family history. Also hear Fisher share a couple of snippets of his visit with his four-year-old granddaughter, Hailey.
Tom Perry, the Preservation Authority from TMCPlace.com, then joins the show talking about the “anti-iPhone” camera. What kind of camera should you be using for family history? As usual, Tom has his suggestions.
That’s all this week on Extreme Genes, America’s Family History Show.