Jul 22, 2019
Host Scott Fisher opens the show with David Allen Lambert, Chief Genealogist for the New England Historic Genealogical Society and AmericanAncestors.org. The guys begin with conversation about Fisher’s recent experience with the California earthquake, and appearing on stage with ventriloquism great Terry Fator in Las Vegas. In Family Histoire News, David shares the news about the flooding at the National Archives recently. Next, he covers a story about researchers who have learned that the descendants of the enslaved families of former President James Monroe haven’t gone very far. And now they’re getting together. Then, it’s the discovery of a pair of Viking era men that has researchers talking. Hear all about the two “boat burials.” David then shines his Blogger Spotlight on Julie Goucher at anglersrest.net. Julie has a lot to say about the importance of journaling.
In our second segment, Fisher begins the first of his two part interview with CeCe Moore, the principal researcher at Parabon Nanolabs, working cold cases and rapes. Hear her reaction to the first conviction using genetic genealogy in the case that was her very first one year ago. CeCe and Fisher then talk about GedMatch, the opting in process, and how many participants she believes will be needed to make the site viable again for bringing closure to families of crime victims. The ethics question of the technique is also discussed.
Next, Melanie McComb of NEHGS returns for Ask Us Anything, answering questions about Canadian research.
That’s all this week on Extreme Genes, America’s Family History Show!