Aug 7, 2017
Host Scott Fisher opens the show with David Allen Lambert, Chief Genealogist of the New England Historic Genealogical Society and AmericanAncestors.org. The guys begin the conversation with word of a milestone achieved by MyHeritage.com (one of the show’s sponsors). MyHeritage now has 8 billion records in their SuperSearch archives! David then reveals how a search for what do to with old pants pulled up a story about the discovery of the world’s oldest known trousers… from 3,000 years ago! Catch the details on the podcast. Then, DNA has again given us a remarkable discovery: The modern day identity of the people known in the Bible as the Canaanites! David will tell you who they are today. Next, a body has been found in Ohio… and you won’t believe how old it is! And finally, David talks about the recent discovery of bodies in a mass grave in London dating back nearly 500 years. He’ll explain the significance.
Then, Fisher visits with blogger Kate Porter of Slatersville, Rhode Island. The author of genijourney.com talks about how her preconceived ideas concerning the life of her nomadic great grandfather changed as she got to know him through the records and other relatives.
Fisher next visits with archivist Melissa Barker from Houston County, Tennessee. Melissa was something of a reluctant archivist when she first took the job of setting up an archive in her county. Now called the “Archive Lady,” Melissa offers great stories from her own archives and advice on what you might find in archives tied to your family lines through materials typically not yet found on line.
Then, it’s Preservation time with Tom Perry from TMCPlace.com. Tom walks through a problem presented by a listener email about a century old large photo in a frame that is flaking apart. What does Tom recommend to save this treasure? Listen to the podcast.
That’s all this week on Extreme Genes, America’s Family History Show!