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Jun 1, 2015

Fisher opens the show with a fascinating story about how World War II bombs still have the potential to kill people in both Britain and Germany.  Wait until you hear what happened in both countries recently and the statistics of how often live Allied bombs are found in Germany every day!  He then talks about a New York realtor who recently had the unusual experience of being randomly chosen to sell a property and business that had been started by his great grandmother 110 years ago.
Fisher then visits with Shelley Smith, who recently worked with Fisher to use a DNA test along with other information to identify both her birth mother AND birth father!  While both are deceased, she has also learned of living birth siblings from both sides of her birth parents' lines.  In identifying the birth father, Fisher used a technique known as "triangulation" to zero in on the family and the correct individual.  Triangulation can also work in traditional genealogy research to identify ancestors.  Under the right circumstances, it's not that difficult to do.  How did it work in Shelley's case and how can triangulation work for you?  Fisher will explain. 
Then Tom Perry from, the Preservation Authority, talks about how to undo the effects of humidity on old movies, photos, and negatives.  Yes, the is hope even in the worse cases.  If you have a question for Tom, send an email to  You might hear your question answered on the show.
It's all this week on Extreme Genes, America's Family History Show!