Aug 24, 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 open with news of the sale of 75 percent of Ancestry.com. Hear who the company is going to. The guys then share that MyHeritage.com is allowing non-subscribers to use two of their top apps for free until September 10th. Find out which features you can take advantage of. Then, it’s a story of Irish girls being shipped out of Ireland during the Potato Famine to Australia. But some may have come to America, too. Now a new source names these girls. Might one have been your ancestor? Next, the DNA Doe Project is back on the job. Hear what they’re tackling now. And finally, it’s a Y-DNA study that covers 700 years and a historic document. Find out what it’s all about.
Next, Daniel Swalm, a Minnesota man learned that his grandmother, who was born in the US, died in the US, and never left the US, had lost her citizenship. And not for anything she had ever done except for one thing that most people do. Hear what Daniel did with this information and how the story got new life.
Then, Dr. Sarah South of the new AncestryHealth explains the new branding of this DNA arm of Ancestry.com, and how a new technique for detecting potential medical issues is a game changer.
David Lambert then returns for Ask Us Anything. The guys first field a question about a DNA match that doesn’t make sense to the listener. Then, David answers a question in which he reveals Civil War records you might not have known existed.
That’s all this week on Extreme Genes, America’s Family History Show!