Dec 24, 2018
Host Scott Fisher opens the show with David Allen Lambert, Chief Genealogist of the New England Historic Genealogical Society and AmericanAncestors.org. Fisher speaks briefly about a recent breakthrough he has made through DNA, opening a previously unknown descent line from an immigrant ancestor. David opens Family Histoire News with word of special markers being places on the graves of participants in the Boston Tea Party which celebrates its 245th anniversary December 16th. David then points listeners to a great article about five things a 23andMe test can give you. Then, it’s a unique opportunity for high school kids to learn “cursive” writing, and help index old records. David describes a special program happening now in the Northeast. David then salutes actor Kirk Douglas who just turned 102 years old! David’s Blogger Spotlight then shines on Roberta Estes and her site dna-explained.com. David notes, in particular, her recent blog “Connect With Your Inner Viking.”
Then, Fisher talks with renowned presidential and royal researcher Gary Boyd Roberts about the late President George H.W. Bush. Gary shares fascinating stories about other presidents that Bush (and son G.W.) relate to and how you may very well be related to them yourself!
Next, Curt Witcher of the renowned Allen County Public Library Special Collections Department in Fort Wayne, Indiana, talks about a gold mine of a genealogical site… the Internet Archive. Curt outlines its beginnings, what’s in it and where it’s headed. He also talks about the famed Allen County Public Library, its online assets, and the gem of a research place it is, especially for those in the Midwest. You’ll be as enthused as Curt when you hear him talk about it!
Then, Tom Perry returns to talk preservation for the holiday run up.
That’s all this week on Extreme Genes, America’s Family History Show!