May 21, 2018
Host Scott Fisher opens the show with David Allen Lambert, Chief Genealogist of the New England Historic Genealogical Society and AmericanAncestors.org. In Family Histoire News, David talks about the remarkable interview with Cudjo Lewis from the 1930s that recently came to light on “History.” Lewis was the last survivor of the last slave ship, the Clotilda. The guys then discuss the recent controversy surrounding the use of DNA sites to solve a cold case murder. In other crime news, a mother’s obituary has led to the arrest of her “on the lamb” son. Hear what happened. David then describes his recent experience at the National Genealogical Society conference. He also updates us on recent item pickups he has made… and created… concerning his cousin who was killed in World War II. David then highlights the blog site of the Next Gen Genealogical Network at tnggn.org/blog.
Then, Fisher visits with Christy Fillerup, a researcher with Legacy Tree Genealogists. Christy has some great tips on using 19th century “Parish Chest” records to learn more about poverty stricken ancestors. (We all have them.)
Next, Jeanne Belmonte of NEHGS talks about her ancestor who was part of the workhouse system for the poor in the UK. From studying his situation, Jeanne learned about many records both overseas and in the United States that can help us better understand our poor ancestors’ plights.
Tom Perry from TMCPlace.com again shares his great incite with listeners considering how best to preserve their ancestral video and audio material.
That’s all this week on Extreme Genes, America’s Family History Show.