Jul 30, 2018
Host Scott Fisher opens the show with David Allen Lambert, the Chief Genealogist of the New England Historic Genealogical Society and AmericanAncestors.org. Fisher opens the show talking about another family history related 19th century eBay find and the amazing place it came from. David then shares a story about an article that mourns the loss of old, hand me down recipes in Hurricane Harvey. There’s a new “oldest man in the world!” David will tell you who is he, where he lives, and just how old this man is! Then, in India a woman has broken new legal ground by being granted a divorce for the most (at least here!) unusual reason. Hear what it is. A 2,500 year old Iron Age fort is being refurbished and you can eventually visit it. Find out all about from David.
Then, Fisher begins his two part visit with a 91-year-old man who is part of history. Lt. Col. Enoch Woodhouse is a vet of World War II and a former Tuskegee Airman. Col. Woodhouse shares some of his stories from the beginning of his lengthy military career. He describes life as a black soldier, his time with the Airmen, and his later years as a JAG attorney for the Air Force. Col. Woodhouse also talks about his family history and its impact on his life.
Then, Tom Perry calls in from Utah on his Preservation Tour. Tom answers another listener question about the best kind of thumb drives, as well as protecting your photos in a disaster such as Hurricane Harvey or Irma, and how to potentially rescue photos that get wet.
That’s all this week on Extreme Genes, America’s Family History Show.