Jul 2, 2018
Host Scott Fisher opens the show with David Allen Lambert, Chief Genealogist of the New England Historic Genealogical Society and AmericanAncestors.org. Fisher begins by sharing another family treasure find on eBay. He describes the item he will soon receive. David opens Family Histoire News with the story of two women in their 70s whose DNA tests revealed they were switched at birth! David then notes a story that the Chinese are now using DNA to learn their own Asian origins. Next, the guys talk about the thousands of miles of rock walls that are prevalent throughout New England. Why are they there, when were they placed there, and who put them there? Maybe some of your ancestors! The Golden State Killer case, cracked due to DNA shared on GEDMatch.com, has taken an interesting turn with two murder counts against the accused having been dropped. Hear why. David’s bloggers spotlight this week highlights Dag T. Hoelseth of Norway. (dagtho.blogspot.com) Dag specializes in the history of Scandinavian royals.
Next, Fisher visits with Maine resident Dan Dixey. Dan recently made news for being the recipient of a remarkable gold ring that was first discovered in a garden in Marblehead, Massachusetts in 1949. It dates back to 1737 and has ties to Dan’s family. Hear how it all came about and what Dan’s reaction was to receiving this remarkable gift.
Blogger Amy Johnson Crow then talks with Fisher about her blog project her followers share with her… “52 Ancestors In 52 Weeks.” Amy explains her “prompts” to stimulate ideas and shares some great stories from her followers that came from this fascinating exercise.
Then, Tom Perry, the Preservation Authority from TMCPlace.com, talks about creating “slide shows.” These are not your grandmother’s slide shows, however. They can include slides, but also still photos, video, home movies, voice over, and so much more. Hear how easy these things are to create and how you can become a family film producer for your clan!
That’s all this week on Extreme Genes, America’s Family History Show!