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Feb 19, 2018

Host Scott Fisher opens the show with David Allen Lambert, Chief Genealogist of the New England Historic Genealogical Society and The guys begin with the story of a woman who recently visited her attic and discovered ancestral letters written home from the battlefields of the Civil War. Get the details. Then, a 425 year old letter has been discovered, and you won’t believe where. David explains. Then, the guys talk about the Search Angels of Facebook who are there to help adoptees find their birth families.  Plus, a fascinating contest is coming up for attendees at RootsTech. David has the 411.


Then, Fisher visits with Robin Mason, a fan of witches everywhere, but particularly in her home state of Massachusetts. Her site,, has become a great resource for anyone wanting to research their witchy ancestors, including walking tours of various towns, and lists of the accused and the executed. Find out what you need to know about how to research the witches of New England through Robin Mason.


Next, Fisher chats it up with Melissa Barker, “The Archive Lady” from Houston County, Tennessee. Melissa came kicking and screaming into the world of archives and now loves it! She wants to give you an idea of what ancestral material may be waiting for you to discover at your area archives. Her local discoveries are always fascinating, and her tips are invaluable.

Then, Tom Perry, the Preservation Authority, talks up a unique program that allows you to insert audio files on photos! Think of what that can do for the value and usefulness of what has been kept in your family all these years. Tom and Fisher also have a special event planned for this year’s RootsTech, and you’ll especially want to know about it if you’re planning to attend.

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