Feb 25, 2019
Host Scott Fisher opens the show with David Allen Lambert, Chief Genealogist of the New England Historic Genealogical Society and AmericanAncestors.org. They begin Family Histoire News with the tale of a bed that was bought for a song at antique show. It turns out THIS bed could be worth millions! Hear why. Then, it’s the story of a “letter to the editor” that never got sent. Dated in 1893, hear what the discoverer did with her special find. Next, Sundance TV and Ancestry have teamed together to bring to life a remarkable story based on the ancestors of six individuals who are featured in the show. Find out the moving topic of this unique program. David is excited to report that Paris, France burial records from the 19th century are now on line. David’s Blogger Spotlight this week shines on The French Genealogy Blog at French-Genealogy.typepad.com. It talks about French genealogy that could give you a look at your French ancestry. Then, David talks about an important article recently posted on the New York Times about why people should research their family.
Next, Carolyn Tolman, Project Manager for Legacy Tree Genealogists, shares the story of a client who finally decided it was time for professional help. The client is an adoptee and wanted assistance in finding her birth family through DNA. It’s a heart-warming story 65 years in the making.
Fisher then visits with Gena Philibert-Ortega. Gena talks passionately about how community cookbooks can reveal things about your female ancestors you might never have imagined. Gena feels it is important to find sources unique to women, with this being one at the top of her list.
Then, Tom Perry from TMCPlace.com, talks preservation. This time around, Tom talks about what it takes to preserve old family books… or any book you really value… especially those you may wish to pass on.
That’s all this week on Extreme Genes, America’s Family History Show!