Jun 12, 2017
Host Scott Fisher opens the show with David Allen Lambert, the Chief Genealogist of the New England Historic Genealogical Society and AmericanAncestors.org. The guys begin with a story about a family that chose a very funny Hallmark birthday card for their father. But a close examination of the photo on the card caused their jaws to drop! Find out why. Then, David tells us about an organization called “Reclaim the Records.” It’s a non-profit that’s out there using Freedom of Information requests to make public important records that haven’t yet made their way onto the internet. They’re working over states throughout the country and have just announced another major database has been “won.” Hear all about it. David then shares his excitement in locating descendants of people found in photographs left anonymously to David in a bag a year or so ago. Find out why this was such a meaningful experience for the recipient. Our Blogger Spotlight this week is shining on ThePastFinder.wordpress.com. Give it a click and see whose it is!
Then, Fisher begins his two part visit with Paul Woodbury, the DNA specialist from LegacyTree.com. This is a second edition of “Most Common DNA Questions.” Everybody’s doing it… learn a little more about it.
Then, Fisher and Tom Perry from TMCPlace.com talk preservation. Tom’s on the war path over a man with ten year’s worth of photos and memories on his phone, but doesn’t have a cloud account to back it up. Then, he talks the significance of PDFs in writing up your family history.
That’s all this week on Extreme Genes, America’s Family History Show!