Sep 25, 2017
Host Scott Fisher opens the show with David Allen Lambert, Chief Genealogist of the New England Historic Genealogical Society and AmericanAncestors.org. Fisher starts out with info on the shiny new Extreme Genes Patrons Club. David then shares the remarkable tale of a woman who lost her mother’s wedding dress and pix years ago, only to find them again. Wait til you hear this story! Then, just in time for back to school, hear what name young Prince George is going to go by since the Royal Family doesn’t have an official surname. Then, it’s a pair of Viking related discoveries, both remarkable in their own right. David then focuses the blogger spotlight on currach.johnjtierney.com. John has some terrific tools to help you with your Irish genealogy!
Next up, Fisher chats with DNA pro Paul Woodbury from LegacyTree.com. Fisher has been helping a friend try to identify his birth father. When a female match showed, according to shared centiMorgans, she was a first cousin, but was twenty years older Fisher’s friend, he called Paul. And Paul had a very different read on the match. Hear why and what you can learn about centiMorgans and segments when analyzing your DNA matches.
Then, it’s Photo Detective Maureen Taylor. Maureen and Fisher talk about the significance of houses in photographs. There are many facets to it, including identifying where and when a picture was taken, and, of course, something about the family itself. Hear Maureen’s usual great insight on early, and even contemporary, photos that contain houses.
Then, Tom Perry from TMCPlace.com, the Preservation Authority, answers two more listener questions involving material digitized in the 1990s, that is now virtually unreadable, and some old film containers.
That’s all this week on Extreme Genes, America’s Family History Show.