Apr 25, 2022
Host Scott Fisher opens the show with David Allen Lambert, Chief Genealogist of the New England Historic Genealogical Society and AmericanAncestors.org. Fisher opens talking about a friend’s “beginners’ luck” in finding a 1933 photo of his Dad on eBay, his first time searching for family material there. The guys then talk about Ancestry DNA’s latest breakthrough, separating the ethnicity you have received from each individual parent. Sponsor Ancestry has also updated the most recently completed indexed states and territories from the 1950 census. David then talks about the insane price that a Revolutionary War medal recently fetched at auction. Then, a documentary about Ethan Allen and the Green Mountain Boys is being filmed in Cape Cod. David will fill you in.
Next, in two parts, Fisher visits with Scott Rayl, a volunteer for Stories Behind The Stars, an organization that seeks photos and stories on all 400,000 plus Americans killed in World War II. Scott recently tracked down a photo of a Nebraska man who is buried in a European cemetery, completing the collection from that state. He explains how he did it and other things he does for the organization.
Then, David rejoins Fisher for Ask Us Anything, talking DNA matching and coats of arms.
That’s all this week on Extreme Genes, America’s Family History Show!