Apr 19, 2021
Host Scott Fisher opens the show with David Allen Lambert, Chief Genealogist of the New England Historic Genealogical Society and AmericanAncestors.org. David begins with a personal discovery involving a pin on a photograph of a relative and another amazing eBay find! Then, the guys discuss the late Prince Philip and his blood relationship to Queen Elizabeth through Queen Victoria. Then, Queen Victoria makes the news again as a family has discovered a family heirloom with her name on it from the early 20th century.
Fisher then visits with metal detectorist Jim Bailey about his discovery of Arabian coins in New England and his research on them which is rewriting the last chapter of the history of the “King of Pirates.” Jim first broke the story on Extreme Genes three years ago, but now the story is blowing up internationally! And it involves one of Fisher’s direct ancestors.
Crista Cowan from our sponsor at Ancestry.com then comes on to talk about Ancestry’s new Community Impact Program for preserving at-risk history. Hear what they’re doing with some half million students. Crista then talks about new databases and a sharpening of a key DNA tool. Also, good things are coming to the Ancestry messenger feature. Find out what it is.
David Lambert then returns for a pair of questions on Ask Us Anything.
That’s all this week on Extreme Genes, America’s Family History Show!