May 20, 2019
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 news that former CBS News anchor, Dan Rather, was recently presented with a lifetime achievement award and his family history by NEHGS. Then, the guys talk about a family that has had a male descendant of the same name, now, for ten straight generations! Might an eleventh be on tap? Next, who would imagine that Bonnie and Clyde are still making news 85 years after being gunned down. Find out what’s happening. Fisher and David then talk about one family where Muhammad Ali wasn’t the only notable relative. Find out what they recently learned about The Champ’s direct ancestor. Then, two late 19th century London figures of note… The Elephant Man and Jack The Ripper… are receiving new attention. Catch the latest. 60 Minutes recently did a piece involving family history… but who knew it was all over Easter Island? Find out from the guys what’s been learned.
Fisher then visits with the woman behind Your DNA Guide, Diahan Southard. Diahan answers the question that everyone asks… What’s next in DNA? Fisher and Diahan talk about the recent changes in ethnicity test results and new tools from the various companies to help us make the connections we’re looking for.
Brandt Gibson from Legacy Tree Genealogists then joins the show to discuss a recent research case for a client, and how they were able to reunite an adoptee with a delighted birth father.
Then David Allen Lambert returns for another Ask Us Anything segment answering questions about Civil War service and pension records and how you might be able to personally handle your Revolutionary War ancestor’s original records!
That’s all this week on Extreme Genes, America’s Family History Show!