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Mar 22, 2021

Host Scott Fisher opens the show with David Allen Lambert, Chief Genealogist of the New England Historic Genealogical Society and  The guys start off challenging listeners to get on eBay NOW and see all the family history material available for small money. They mention original 19th century hometown newspapers, family Bibles, letters, postcards, family and historic documents, and personal items. Perhaps you won’t find something right away, but you’ll be amazed what all is there! David then brings up the new record haul at… millions of Lithuanian/Jewish records. Then, it’s a librarian in Tampa whose father, as a boy, was pictured on ad labels of orange crates. This family connection has caused this librarian to collect orange crate ads of all types. What family connection might you wish to collect? Finally, new fragments of the Dead Sea Scrolls have been found. Hear what is known so far.

Next up, Gina Philabert Ortega talks Women’s History Month and shares her tips on researching female ancestors. They can be tricky with all those name changes. She’ll also have some sources unique to women to share with you.

Maggie Stevenson from our sponsor Legacy Tree Genealogists then talks ancestors and pets AND wild animals! How did these critters factor into your family history? Maggie has some thoughts on sources and what they can mean to your stories as you put them together.

David returns for the next two segments for Ask Us Anything. First, the guys tackle a question about sources by which you can learn what battles your Civil War ancestor may have fought in. Then, what to do with ancestors or relatives who have been in the movies. It’s a perfect question for Fisher who has two such people in his family, including his mother.

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