Jan 27, 2020
Host Scott Fisher opens the show with David Allen Lambert, Chief Genealogist of the New England Historic Genealogical Society and AmericanAncestors.org. The guys begin with a birthday shout out to the oldest person in the world. And you won’t believe how old she is! Then, the people who run Stonehenge are looking for a certain type of photo that you may have taken there. David had an experience there that he’ll tell you about. Next it is good news out of Charleston where the African American Museum is finally underway. DNA has done it again… brought closure to a family who lost a son in Korea in 1951. But it took a genealogist to put the pieces together. Hear the story. David’s Blogger Spotlight this week shines on Christine Lee Howard at ChristineLeeHoward.com. David reports she does an outstanding blog.
Fisher’s first guest this week is Anthony Redgrave of the DNA Doe Project. As a team leader, he and his group recently were able to identify a murder victim. What shocked them was that the murder took place in 1916! Hear how they did it, and the story of the man whose remains were found in Idaho years ago.
Then, Christy Fillerup of Legacy Tree Genealogists fills us in on England’s invaluable Quarter Sessions Records. These go back some 750 years! Christy will explain what you may find on your ancestors in them and she will also tell you about the breakthrough she achieved with one from the 19th century.
Dr. Henry Louis Gates returns to the show this week talking about this week’s episode of Finding Your Roots on PBS! Queen Latifah is just one of the star’s who learns about her past. And, as Dr. Gates explains, what a past!
Melanie McComb from NEHGS then helps Fisher wrap up the show with another question for Ask Us Anything!
That’s all this week on Extreme Genes, America’s Family History Show!