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Jun 22, 2020

Host Scott Fisher opens the show with David Allen Lambert, Chief Genealogist of the New England Historic Genealogical Society and The guys begin with the story of the passing of the last recipient of a pension from the Civil War! Hear how this 90-year-old woman qualified. Then, George Washington feared a pandemic during the Revolution. Find out what he did for his troops to keep them healthy and ultimately win the war! David then talks about a great article from History that notes all the presidents… as in ALL the presidents… who have worked from home. That’s the White House and elsewhere. Drive In movies just celebrated an anniversary. You may be surprised when and where they started. 2020 is the 400th anniversary of the Mayflower arrival in North America. Hear how the pandemic is changing plans for the commemoration.

Next, Fisher chats it up with Gretchen Jorgensen, a genetic genealogist with Legacy Tree Genealogists. Gretchen explains the significance of Y-DNA testing and how it differs from the “Big Y.”

David Rencher, Director of the Family History Library in Salt Lake City, visits with Fisher about what’s been going on with the Library staff during the pandemic and how we will all benefit from it. He also talks about big changes coming to the Library itself. (You may need a map next time you visit!)

CeCe Moore returns to explain what we can expect in the next episode of The Genetic Detective Tuesday night on ABC. It’s another incredible story line.

Finally, David Lambert returns for another round of Ask Us Anything.

That’s all this week on Extreme Genes, America’s Family History Show!