Jul 20, 2020
Host Scott Fisher opens the show with David Allen Lambert, Chief Genealogist of the New England Historic Genealogical Society and AmericanAncestors.org. In “Family Histoire News,” David begins with a story highlighted in the Smithsonian and linked to at ExtremeGenes.com. It’s about the World War II “Race To Be Ace” that often cost American lives. Then, a national archive has opened. Unfortunately, it’s not ours. Find out whose it is and how it may benefit you. A Texas man and his son recently made a trip to Arkansas where they marked the grave of a man who died some two hundred years ago. Find out what these two learned about him. Why don’t people smile in 19th century photos? David shares several of the reasons. And finally, David passes on a story posted by Dick Eastman who has shared a reason why some genies cannot locate their Confederate families after the Civil War. You won’t believe where some of them went.
Next, Fisher visits with Don Milne of Bountiful, Utah. Don got caught up a few years ago in a project to create obituaries of a few of the 400,000 Americans killed in World War II. But his followers wouldn’t let him stop. And now many more are jumping in to create obituaries of ALL of those who died. Hear about the project and how you can help!
Then, Fisher visits with Zoe Krainik, a passionate genie, who finds time for her pursuit after her day with her young children is done. A short time back she went “cousin fishing” and brought in a big one… from Italy! Hear about her great connection and how she made it.
Then David returns for a pair of great listener questions on Ask Us Anything.
That’s all this week on Extreme Genes, America’s Family History Show!