Jan 15, 2018
Host Scott Fisher opens the show with David Allen Lambert, Chief Genealogist of the New England Genealogical and Biographical Society and AmericanAncestors.org. Fisher starts by talking about new discoveries concerning his pirate ancestor, William Downs. Then David shares his first project of the new year… a New Years challenge that has gone viral… #AncestorChallege2018. Hear what it’s all about. David then has the latest on the world’s oldest person. He’ll tell you how old she is and where she’s from. In Family Histoire News, David has the story of two lifelong buddies who had a jaw dropping find through DNA. Then, a century old submarine, that sunk during World War I, has been found. Hear about the efforts to identify the crewmembers and return their remains to their descendants using DNA. Then, it’s a date for a World War II vet who finally got a “yes” from his high school sweetheart. Catch the details!
Next, Fisher visits with D. Joshua Taylor, President of the New York Genealogical & Biographical Society. With New York City and State being the home and crossroads for so many ancestors in so many eras, you’ll want to hear what’s ahead for this great organization in the year ahead.
Our look ahead at 2018 continues with the Legal Genealogist, Judy Russell. Fisher picks Judy’s very fertile mind for trends she sees in DNA and records in the coming year.
Then, Tom Perry, the Preservation Authority, is back from Mexico, and has some great insight and hopes for preservation of records there. Then, he’s got some marching orders for all of us for 2018 concerning how to get our genealogical house in order digitally.
That’s all this week on Extreme Genes, America’s Family History Show!