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Apr 22, 2019

Host Scott Fisher opens the show with David Allen Lambert, Chief Genealogist of the New England Historic Genealogical Society and The guys begin Family Histoire News with a pair of stories from Scotland. The first concerns seven women who were denied their proper graduation in the 1860s who are finally being recognized.  The second is a crazy entry in a christening book you’ll want to hear. Then David talks about a fascinating story about the first slave to successfully sue for freedom… in the 1780s! Hear some of the details. Then, an American Revolutionary hero, Casimir Pulaski, is getting a lot of new attention. It’s a fascinating story that is certain to change the historical narrative. Find out about a recent discovery. Then, FamilyTreeDNA has decided to “lean in” to the recent controversy about DNA and police investigations. Find out what they’re doing. The guys wrap it up with a recent confession of a nurse that admits to having swapped some 5,000 babies “for fun.”

Then, Fisher visits with John Ericksen, Senior Director of Products for John shares his passion for the pastime and reveals what’s coming our way in 2019 and 2020, as well as how record sets are chosen and indexed.

Melanie McComb, a genealogist with NEHGS, then talks Jewish records and shares some tips about finding a Jewish immigrant’s original name.

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