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Jan 21, 2019

Host Scott Fisher opens the show with David Allen Lambert, Chief Genealogist of the New England Historic Genealogical Society and In the first new show of 2019, Fisher shares with David his first big find of the new year… a treasure trove of family newspaper stories from the 1920s and 1930s. David has also already had a major discovery. Hear what it is. David then shares a hilarious post he recently found… a parody of an ancestor from 1852 and his resolutions meant to keep any descendant from ever finding him. The guys then acknowledge the recent passing of the oldest living World War II vet, a Texas man. Next, David talks about a man who recently bought a building and discovered history newsreel footage in the basement. Hear the remarkable events they documented. David’s Blogger Spotlight this week shines on Chris Paton of The Genes Blog covers a lot about the release of recent Scottish Records.

Next up… Fisher visits with Chris Harry of Gainesville, Florida. Chris recently wrote an article about a Facebook message his family recently received from a stranger sharing a video of his father on a 1952 game show. Chris still doesn’t know the stranger’s identity.

Fisher then visits with Brenda Johnson of Legacy Tree Genealogists. Brenda recently blogged about digitized newspapers… “her passion”… and how to make the most of a journey to a digitized newspaper site. She and Fisher talk about various tricks to ensure you find all the articles that might be relevant to your family on the site.

Rick Voight is back this week from show sponsor Vivid-Pix. Fisher chats with him about a project he undertook over the holidays to upgrade some of his favorite family photos. He really put the RESTORE software through the paces. Hear what Rick has to say about how it works.

Then, Tom Perry, the Preservation Authority from, is amped up over the recent CES in Las Vegas. What new tech might be in store for us? Tom will surely have some ideas.

That’s all this week on Extreme Genes, America’s Family History Show!