Aug 6, 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 open the show with a story about the longest ongoing family reunion in the world. It started in the 1850s and has gone on every year since. Hear the wheres and whos. David then tells the story about the recent discovery of the remains of the Governor of Virginia at Jamestown who died in 1627. At least, that’s who they THINK he is! Then it is great news concerning a huge collection of tapes recorded in the 1960s. It was a Navajo oral history project and it is now going to be digitized for all to hear! Next, David shares the story of an African-American geni who learned of her ties to a European who died trying to free his slaves long before the Emancipation. Finally, a Russian ship has been found that was sunk during the Russian-Japanese War around 1905. It may have BILLIONS in gold on it. Maybe. David then starts getting us ready for RootsTech 2019, pointing us to their great blog site, FamilySearch.org/blog.
Next, Paul Woodbury, the DNA specialist from Legacy Tree Genealogists, talks about how he handles the challenges of handling his DNA matches, various kit numbers and passwords, etc., so he can more quickly make the most of his test results. There are ideas here you’re going to want to take advantage of.
Finally, it’s Tom Perry, the Preservation Authority from TMCPlace.com. Tom explains the benefits of using PDF files to more easily share photos and documents, and how easy they are to create.
That’s all this week on Extreme Genes, America’s Family History Show!