Aug 20, 2018
Host Scott Fisher opens the show with David Allen Lambert, Chief Genealogist of the New England Historic Genealogical Society and AmericanAncestors.org. David begins with the tale of a harbor master from Maine whose recent DNA results have led him to close family back in Ireland. Hear what he learned about his own story. Then, it was quite a shock for entertainer Marvin Humes on Britain’s “Who Do You Think You Are!” Humes has learned that his black ancestor was a slave holder. Hear more about Marvin’s reaction to the discovery. Dr. Henry Louis Gates has given an interview to Forbes, where he reveals how his passion for family history began. David talks about his long standing friendship with Dr. Gates. Then, the guys talk about the 5,000 year old remains that have been found at Stonehenge. Whose were they and what was their role in the creation of the iconic site? David has some answers. And finally, David talks about his recent post about “your genealogical clock.” What is it and what does it mean? David will explain. David’s Blogger Spotlight shines this week on James Tanner at genealogiesStar.blogspot.com. James shares some great insight into the Spanish flu epidemic of 1918 that claimed millions of lives.
Next, Fisher visits with iconic researcher Gary Boyd Roberts. His new two-part book, “The Royal Descents of 900 Immigrants” may very well provide you with proven links back to kings and queens, and centuries of history. Gary’s efforts also cover some Canadian “gateway ancestors” and ties to numerous people of note.
Little did Fisher know that when he found his pirate ancestor, William Downs, of Bristol, Rhode Island, that it would spur a man researching the discovery of a 17th century coin to contact him with new information relevant to his ancestor’s life. James Bailey talks to Fisher about how his English pirate likely wound up in Rhode Island. The recently found evidence is remarkable.
Then, Tom Perry is horrified! The Preservation Authority from TMCPlace.com says a key scanner is being discontinued. The good news is you may be able to get one cheap if you don’t wait. Hear the details. Fisher and Tom then talk about options for fixing old photos digitally.
That’s all this week on Extreme Genes, America’s Family History Show!