Dec 31, 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 an all too brief accounting of his recent astounding genealogical find in an archive. (We’ll get into detail in January!) Then the guys kick around (pun intended) the story of the 500-year-old skeleton found with his boots intact! Where was it and why was he there? The guys explain. Then, a new Holocaust Museum will soon be opening in Poland. Find out the historic anniversary the opening will be tied to. Then, a judge in Arizona, who had been adopted, took a DNA test and learned something about the meaning of family. David’s Blogger spotlight this week shines on Vera Miller and her site, LostRussianFamily.wordpress.com. Vera writes about recently declassified Russian documents that reveal her unknown family… and many others.
Next, Fisher visits with Dick Eastman, long known for Eastman’s On Line Genealogy Newsletter. Dick and Fisher discuss the year’s top story… DNA and privacy, and police work. Dick shares his insight from his background in security.
In a second segment with guest Dick Eastman, Dick asks an interesting question… what if we were all like Iceland? There, everyone is related, fairly recently, several times over, and ALL records of Iceland are complete going back to the 1200s, and almost complete going back to the 800s! Hear what Dick has to say about his visit to Iceland and how Icelanders feel about genealogy.
Then Rick Voight of Vivid-Pix talks about how you can create a phenomenal last minute Christmas gift… for free! He’ll have step-by-step instructions.
Then, Tom Perry, the Preservation Authority talks about useful apps for capturing family history over the holidays.
That’s all this week on Extreme Genes, America’s Family History Show!