May 28, 2018
Host Scott Fisher opens the show with David Allen Lambert, Chief Genealogist of the New England Historic Genealogical Society and AmericanAncestors.org. David first shares a fascinating find… he and a distant cousin share DNA from one of his more historic ancestors. Hear how he plans to take advantage of the find. Then, in Family Histoire News, the guys talk about how baseball Hall of Fame pitcher, Jim Palmer, recently discovered a lot about himself through a DNA test. Find out what he now knows. Next, it’s an odd claim for anyone who knows anything about George Washington. A “descendant” is suing President Trump, and several past presidents for “past due” rent for their time in the White House. David and Fisher then salivate over an exciting cultural event coming to the east coast this summer. Find out what it is. David then directs us to another spotlighted blogger, Cynthia Shenette at heritagezen.blogspot.com.
Fisher then visits with Paul Woodbury, DNA specialist from Legacy Tree Genealogists. Paul has some very strong opinions about what recently happened in the Golden State Killer case and what we should be concerned about using GEDMatch moving forward. It may be one of the most important Extreme Genes segments we air this year.
Then, it’s an explosion perhaps more powerful than a Hawaiian volcano… the recent creation of the Virtual Genealogical Society! It has attracted over 1,000 members in just the first couple of weeks. Katherine Willson of Ann Arbor, Michigan is the founder and has a lot to say about why this is an important step in drawing younger genealogists into the mix.
Then, it’s Tom Perry, the Preservation Authority, talking about the much talked about “demise” of the CD. (He has a totally different view.) In the final segment, Tom takes on what’s possible in restoring old videos.
That’s all this week on Extreme Genes, America’s Family History Show!