May 14, 2018
Host Scott Fisher opens the show with David Allen Lambert, Chief Genealogist of the New England Historic Genealogical Society and AmericanAncestors.org. David begins, talking about how he recently had the honor of putting together a genealogy for one of America’s most famous historians, who, it turns out, is related to numerous early American famous writers. He’ll tell you who it is. If you’re Irish, you’ll be interested to learn that you may be related to 14,000 living people! How can that be? The guys will explain. Then, the birth of a royal male child to Prince William is not going to change the line of succession to the throne for the baby’s older sister. David explains the changes in English law that now make this possible. He also mentions that England’s longest serving monarch, that baby’s great grandmother also recently passed another landmark. Hear what it is. Finally, the guys wrap up “Family Histoire news with the story of a found German U Boat from World War II. This one holds special significance. David then shines his blogger spotlight on Alfred Woollacott III, the man behind myfourleggedstool.com. If you had British ancestry, you’ll love reading Alfred’s latest blog on specific castles.
Fisher then visits with Barry Fleig, a Chicago native now living in Arizona. Barry took great exception to Chicago actually “losing” a cemetery. It was discovered when remains were being dug up during a construction project. Barry explains the history of the cemetery, what happened when the construction stopped, and tells of the records he has been able to assemble concerning the dead who were buried there. He also explains how and why we should be vigilant in our own communities when it comes to urban cemeteries.
Fisher then visits with Mike Loffland, an Extreme Genes listeners and geni from Oklahoma. Mike shares another one of those “you’ve got to be kidding me” DNA stories you will not want to miss!
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.