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Mar 26, 2018

Host Scott Fisher opens the episode with David Allen Lambert, Chief Genealogist of the New England Historic Genealogical Society and  David begins Family Histoire News with the story of an Australia woman and her discovery of a message in a bottle. But this one was highly unusual! Hear what it was.  Then, the recent inclement weather in the northeast has yielded the remains of a Revolutionary War era boat. David has the details. Sticking with the water theme, a renowned battleship that was sunk in World War II has been located. Find out which one and who was behind the find. Then, it’s a fascinating article on Doggerland. Ever hear of it? Your ancestors may very well have lived there! David then spotlights blogger Debbie Parker Wayne and her recent writing on DNA at

Next, Fisher and David share some of their remarkable experiences at RootsTech, the recent conference in Salt Lake City, Utah. As part of the discussion, Fisher shares his interview with Olympic skater Scott Hamilton, one of the keynote speakers. Hamilton was soon to learn the identity and history of his birth family.

Emily Stanford Schultz, an employee of FamilySearch, perhaps had one of the most incredible experiences we have ever heard of right at RootsTech! It had to do with a special app that could really work best at a family history convention. Hear what it was and how it paid off for Emily in a big way.

Then, Tom Perry, the Preservation Authority, talks with Fisher about the special recording they did at the conference with some Extreme Genes listeners. It was on a wax cylinder using a Thomas Edison recording machine! Fisher will share with you what it sounded like. Tom explains some of the uniqueness of the machine and its impact in the 19th century, while Fisher reviews some of Edison’s thoughts on what this machine was intended to help with in the 19th century.

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