Jan 22, 2018
Host Scott Fisher opens the show with David Allen Lambert, Chief Genealogist of the New England Historic Genealogical Society and AmericanAncestors.org. Fisher shares with David his recent discovery that an ancestor, William Downs, sailed with the “King of Pirates,” Henry Every, in the late 17th century. David then moves on to “Family Histoire News,” with world of a Connecticut town filled with Scottish “Lords and Ladies.” Why is this? He’ll explain. Then, a man is helping local authorities trace down family members of individuals whose remains have turned up in abandoned cemeteries. You’ll be amazed at what they found to identify the dead. Then, it’s the story of an Australian town whose historians missed the mark, creating for a rather awkward celebration. And, if you’d like a free old family house, the guys can point you in the right direction!
Then, Fisher visits with author Gloria Merchant of Rhode Island. Since his recent discovery of his ancestor’s pirate past, he’s learned that he is not alone. Many genies have pirates back there. In two parts, Gloria explains why Rhode Island was a major pirate haven in the 17th century, and what tools you might use to learn more about your ancestor’s swashbuckling ways!
Then, Tom Perry talks about CES (formerly the Consumer Electronics Show) in Las Vegas, and some new devices that could change the way we do all kinds of things, including genealogy. Tom also helps you understand how to get a fair price and how to know you’re dealing with the right people when getting your materials digitized.
That’s all this week on Extreme Genes, America’s Family History Show!