Apr 30, 2018
Host Scott Fisher opens the show with David Allen Lambert, Chief Genealogist of the New England Historic Genealogical Society and AmericanAncestors.org. The guys begin with a follow up to David’s big score… obtaining the World War II memorabilia of a Lambert cousin killed in World War II. David explains a find relating to this material he didn’t even know he had. Then, David talks about a great article on Five Family History Scams To Avoid. (It’s a good heads up!) Then hear the story of a man who discovered he really did have a horse thief back there. Who was hung. And an artist created an image of the hanging! David has the details. David also mentions an odd occurrence that recently took place at Cracker Barrel. (Yes, it includes what is on the walls and genealogy!) David’s blogger spotlight this week shines on Amberly Beck at The GenealogyGirl.blog. Amberly shares ancestral photos along with the back story of each one.
Next, Fisher visits with Jonny Perl of London via Skype about the craze he has pretty much single-handedly created with his site DNAPainter.com. DNA Painter is another amazing tool (it’s free!) that anyone can use to “paint” a representation of their chromosomes with DNA known to be from a particular ancestor or ancestral couple. And it’s ridiculously easy to do!
Then, Fisher catches up with an old neighbor from his childhood. Growing up in Cos Cob, Connecticut, he was privileged to know America’s first flying ace, World War I pilot Douglas Campbell. Lt. Campbell passed in 1990, but his widow, Ginny, is still with us. Ginny talks about the War To End All Wars, and her late husband’s important contribution to the Allied victory.
Tom Perry takes up the back end of the show answering listener questions about preservation of all things visual.
That’s all this week on Extreme Genes, America’s Family History Show!