Jul 16, 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 begin Family Histoire News with the story of a remarkable new find… a type of xray that can reveal the image beneath the damage on a daguerreotype photo. (See ExtremeGenes.com.) Then, the guys tell the story of a DNA match that led a 79-year-old adoptee to her 100-year-old mother! Next, David tells about an 8,000-year-old iron age village that has been found, including dozens of intact homes. Get the details. And lastly, footage of a walking FDR has been found. Hear how it was obtained and who shot the footage which dates back to 1935! David’s Blogger Spotlight this week shines on Amanda Knapper’s sillymummyfamilytree.blogspot.com. Amanda’s British ancestry is a constant source of blogging goodness!
Fisher then visits with two Wisconsin women who have come to call themselves “The Driveway Sisters.” One moved in just last year and shares a driveway with the other. What they didn’t know is that they are sisters! Hear the odd way they learned the truth about their close relationship. And it didn’t involve DNA!
Next up, Fisher visits with Bob Call from Legacy Tree Genealogists. Bob shares some great tips about using land records for connecting ancestors. For pre-1850, it’s essential!
Finally, Fisher visits with Tom Perry about those ridiculous 1970s-era photo albums. They called them “magnetic,” but they were nothing short of sticky and destructive. Hear what you can do to save your four-decade-old material from these nightmare photo albums.
That’s all this week on Extreme Genes, America’s Family History Show!