Oct 28, 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 their conversation with Fisher talking about his latest breakthrough after 35 years of searching. Hear what solved the long time mystery. In Family Histoire News, the guys first talk about how DNA from cord blood has shown up in a DNA test result. The surprising connection could have major consequences, especially when it comes to crime solving. Next, DNA testing may be called upon to determine if some bones from a Pacific island may have belonged to Amelia Earhart. Then, the guys talk about Ancestry’s next big thing… Ancestry Health. Hear what the genealogy behemoth is up to now! David’s Blogger Spotlight this week shines on Amy Carpenter. Check out her MusingsOfAYoungGenealogist.weebly.com.
Next, Fisher visits with Kevin D. Miller, author of a new historic novel, Heart Of Steel, which is based on the stories Kevin found that his grandfather never told him. Several years ago Kevin learned that the family name wasn’t actually Miller. And the reason it was changed was because of a murder, a family scandal, and an astounding escape from an orphanage. Kevin explains what he learned and how he found all the family information.
Team Black from BYUtv’s Relative Race then joins the show. Fisher visits with J.D. and his wife, Jenn, a Utah couple. J.D. just experienced something life changing in last week’s episode. Hear their take on the entire experience.
Finally, David Allen Lambert returns for Ask Us Anything as the guys answer a listener question about Civil War pensions.
That’s all this week on Extreme Genes, America’s Family History Show!