May 7, 2018
Host Scott Fisher opens the show with David Allen Lambert, Chief Genealogist of the New England Historic Genealogical Society and AmericanAncestors.org. The guys open the show talking about the discovery of a new type of DNA. What does it do? Will we be testing for it someday? The guys will fill you in. Then, it’s a landmark for our friends at FamilySearch.org. Wait until you hear what it is. David then reveals the story behind his given name, and an incredible meeting with the man he was named for. Next, a teenager has uncovered a treasure hoard dating back to the days of King “Harold Bluetooth.” (Yes, there was even a Bluetooth in the 10th century!) David then spotlights blogger Gina Philibert-Ortega at foodfamilyephemera.blogspot.com. There, Gina will share with you her family cook books.
Fisher then visits with the Photo Detective, Maureen Taylor. The two recently had a fascinating discussion about an English man who recently purchased a $10 photo on eBay that is believed by many to be a previously unknown photo of outlaw Jesse James worth, perhaps, over $2 million! But Maureen says “Not so fast!” She’ll explain the process of dating and identifying photos that may be of great use to you in your research.
Sticking with the photo theme, Fisher’s next guest is the head of a company that Tom Perry has referred all of us to many times… “Film Rescue.” Film Rescue is in the business of developing film that often has been sitting in a camera for over 50 years! Hear some of Greg’s stories and learn how you might rescue some of Grandpa and Grandma’s old film from that camera you found in the basement.
Then, Tom Perry, the Preservation Authority returns to answer your questions about preserving your precious materials.
That’s all this week on Extreme Genes, America’s Family History Show.