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Jul 31, 2017



Host Scott Fisher opens the show with David Allen Lambert, Chief Genealogist of the New England Historic Genealogical Society and  Fisher and David talk about the new World War II thriller “Dunkirk,” which Fisher has seen and David has not. From talking to friends who also saw the flick, Fisher has one observation for couples to consider. Hear what that is. David then congratulates AJ Jacobs on his soon-to-be released book which is coming out in November. Get the gist of what it’s all about, and why these guys are particularly interested.  David then reveals an interesting recent discovery about how Americans spoke prior to the Revolution. It might surprise you! David then spotlights blogger Kate Porter ( and her recent post on the “Great Grandfather Who Never Was.”

Next, Fisher visits with Larry Guzy, recently installed President General of the Sons of the American Revolution. President Guzy talks about how he got involved, who his Patriot ancestor was, and his goals for the Sons heading toward 2026 and the 250th anniversary of our independence.

Then it’s a fascinating breakthrough story. Carolyn Tolman of talks about her recent discovery on behalf of a client. The ancestor had crossed the ocean from an unknown place, likely in Italy, changed his name, used different birth dates and places, and yet, Carolyn still discovered his origins! Hear how she did it and how you might do the same.

Finally, it’s Tom Perry, the Preservation Authority from, calling in from Tucson, Arizona on his summer scanning party road trip. Tom talks about his itinerary for meeting you and scanning your materials. He also talks “tagging” (NOT what we used to call graffiti!) and recommends some great software to use to accomplish it.

That’s all this week on Extreme Genes, America’s Family History Show!