Jul 25, 2016
Fisher opens the show welcoming two new radio affiliates in
Maui, Hawaii, bring the total to 42! He also announces the
introduction of the official Extreme Genes newsletter, "The Weekly
Genie." David Allen Lambert, Chief Genealogist of the New England
Historic Genealogical Society and AmericanAncestors.org, then joins
the segment. David shares a terrific announcement about
MyHeritage.com. Hear about what they've done now to make your
research journey easier. Next, David notes the upcoming service
effort, "Finding the Fallen," from BillionGraves and the Boy
Scouts. Listen to the podcast to find out how to be a part of it.
Fisher and David then talk about the odd story of Mick Jagger's
upcoming fatherhood... two years after he became a great
grandfather! (And he's not the only Rolling Stone to be having
children these days!) David then shares the name of the newest
holder of the title "Oldest Person in America." Who is she and how
old is she? Find out on the podcast. David also will tell you about
an upcoming display of the hair of several of our nation's
forefathers, along with another Tech Tip and NEHGS free user
In segment two, Fisher visits with "The Photo Detective," Maureen Taylor. Maureen has made a career (and quite a name for herself) out of identifying unmarked photographs. How can you do the same? Maureen shares some of her secrets. Maureen has also opened a site for posting unknown photos and categorizing them. Catch how you can benefit from Maureen's efforts, and how you can help identify photos that others cannot.
Next Fisher talks with NEHGS Senior Researcher, Andrew Krea, about the incredible legend of "Molly Pitcher," known for bringing water to the soldiers of the Battle of Monmouth in the Revolution, as well as manning the cannons! Was she real, a composite figure, or a just a myth? Andrew has done some research into that and reveals his opinion as to who the real "Molly Pitcher" likely was. Wait until you hear her story!
Tom Perry from TMCPlace.com then returns to talk preservation. When it comes to protecting original materials or digitized copies, Tom shows week after week that there's a lot to know.
That's all this week on Extreme Genes, America's Family History Show!