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Apr 9, 2018

Host Scott Fisher opens the show with David Allen Lambert, Chief Genealogist of the New England Historic Genealogical Society. David shares the stories behind two recent historic and family historic “gets” he made. They cover two world wars, and each is remarkable in its own right. David then begins Family Histoire News with a remarkable story from England that began with the attempted murder of a baby, and ended with that baby, now in her 80s, learning the identity of her birth family from an old postage stamp! Wait until you hear this one! Then, Irish Viking descent is now being identified in DNA. If you have Irish descent, you’ll find this recent discovery significant. David’s blogger spotlight this week shines on Katherine Schober of She blogs about how to decipher old German writing in your genealogical pursuit.

Next, it’s time to talk DNA again with DNA specialist Paul Woodbury of Legacy Tree Genealogists. Paul has many tips for corresponding with people you match with through DNA. Since very few people respond to such attempts at contact, Paul’s ideas will help you increase your response rate. Paul also shares his thoughts on identifying where certain matches tie in. There are ways!

Then, Tom Perry, the Preservation Authority from, answers a pair of great listener questions. The first has to do with the challenges of duplicating copyrighted materials… what you need to know as far as the law is concerned. Then, an old camera still has film in it. Where does a listener go to develop it? Tom has the answer.

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