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Feb 15, 2016

Fisher opens the show with David Allen Lambert, Chief Genealogist of the New England Historic Genealogical Society and  David's "Family Histoire" news tells us about a Connecticut couple who have been married longer than any other couple in America!  How long have they been married and who are they?  Catch the podcast.  We also hear about the passing of a woman who was America's oldest surviving veteran.  David will share with you where and when she served and her remarkable age.  Then, the two talk about a new cruise ship, set to sail in 2018, that is the modern replica of another ship that sank in 1912.  Can you guess what it is?  Plus David's "Tech Tip" has to do with an exciting new announcement by  And he shares another free database from NEHGS.  Listen to hear what it is.

In the second segment, David returns and talks with Fisher about their highlights from the recent Roots Tech Conference in Salt Lake City, Utah, focusing first on new products, including those from the winners of the Innovator's Summit.  They also talk about a new data storage service that uses a life insurance company model to assure your data stays within your family's control for generations! (Fisher talks to the founder next week.)  David also reviews JRNL, a product having to do with keeping a digital journal, and a French company that serves as a social media base for your family and family history, only without the databases.  Fisher then plays back an incredible family history discovery from Roots Tech.  (Hint: She obtained an ancestral item dating back to 1812!)  Fisher and David also talk visiting with keynote speaker, the renowned historian Doris Kearns Goodwin, backstage.

Then, Dr. Kasia Bryc of 23andMe joins the show to talk about what their research is saying about how we come together as couples!  Are they the differences or similarities that bring us together?  Is there a genetic tie here?  Dr. Bryc has some Valentines Day insight.

Then, Tom Perry from, the Preservation Authority, returns with great advice on managing your various formats and bringing them together in a presentable way.

That's all this week on Extreme Genes, America's Family History Show!