Jun 29, 2020
Host Scott Fisher opens Extreme Genes’ 300 episode with David Allen Lambert, Chief Genealogist of the New England Historic Genealogical Society and AmericanAncestors.org. The guys begin Family Histoire News with the latest on America’s oldest living World War II vet. Hear the story of Laurence Brooks. Then, a Purple Heart awarded posthumously to an airman who died in the Battle of the Bulge has found its way back to the family. The guys then talk about a genie who spends his time making clients rich through his research. Catch the details. Next, it’s a letter to Dear Abby complaining about a passionate genie mother. Is she, perhaps, too passionate? David’s Blogger Spotlight this week shines on RootsTech.org/blog where Elizabeth Miller shares Ten Reasons To Attend RootsTech.
Next, Fisher chats with Chris Child, Senior Genealogist of the Newbury Street Press and Editor of the Mayflower Descendant. Chris talks about his recent finds concerning Mayflower descendants through Y and mitochondrial DNA tests. He explains how one new find has given Mayflower ancestry to John Wayne and Winston Churchill!
Then Fisher visits with Heather Ruth Pack, a Utah resident. Heather tells her story about a relative who was with her great grandfather when he died in the 1940s, and what he said eventually led her to his long-missing parents. It’s another ordinary person with an extraordinary find.
CeCe Moore comes on next to talk about the latest episode of her ABC-TV series, The Genetic Detective.
Fisher and David then tackle “Ask Us Anything.” One question concerns the 1950 census. Another deals with colonial military records. Hear what the guys have to say.
That’s all this week on Extreme Genes, America’s Family History Show!