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May 2, 2016

Fisher opens the show with a shout out to two “genies” who follow the show on Facebook. From a photo of Fisher’s father and grandparents in the 1920s, they were able to identify the year, model, and make of Fisher’s grandfather’s car in the background. Find out what the car was, and in what year the photo was likely taken. David Allen Lambert, Chief Genealogist of the New England Historic Genealogical Society and, then joins the show. He kicks off “Family Histoire News” with the story of the birth of a girl in Idaho. David explains the genealogical uniqueness of this baby! David then talks about new “baby naming services” that are springing up all over the world. You won’t believe what one Swiss firm will charge you to come up with the ideal name for your child! Also, a remarkable tee shirt has emerged to help world travelers everywhere. What’s making this piece of apparent such a hot commodity? David will explain. David also has a Tip of the Week, and the latest free guest user database from NEHGS.

In the second and third segments Pat Bayonne Johnson of Spokane, Washington joins Fisher to discuss a story that recently has been making headlines. Pat is an active “genie” and descends from a family of slaves sold by Jesuit priests who, in 1838, ran what is now Georgetown University in Washington, DC. The sale of this family and hundreds of others saved the university from financial ruin. The story has created much discussion over institutional responsibility for both the university and the Catholic Church, discussions on reparation, and a massive genealogical project to find the descendants. It’s a compelling story you won’t want to miss.

Plus, Tom Perry, the Preservation Authority, reviews an outstanding new software for video editing and explains the meaning and importance of “authorship.”
That’s all this week on Extreme Genes, America’s Family History Show.