Fisher opens the show with David Allen Lambert, Chief Genealogist of the New England Historic and Genealogical Society and AmericanAncestors.org. David starts by sharing details about his frightening trip to the Federation of Genealogical Societies conference in Springfield, Illinois. In Family Histoire News, David tells us about 97-year-old veteran who recently was given quite a surprise. He also talks about a man believed to be 145 years old who wants only one more thing out of life. Find out what it is! David also has a terrific Tip of the Week that you’ll enjoy, and another free guest user database from NEHGS.
Next, Fisher visits with Elly Catmull of LegacyTree.com of Salt Lake City, Utah. Elly fills us in on a question Fisher is always hearing… “How do I research my eastern Europe ancestors?” Elly fills us in on what it takes to set up a successful trip to these places, which places are best for records now, and which aren’t so much.
Fisher then has a chat with a woman he met on line several years ago… a fifth cousin named Susan Leach Snyder. Susan maintains a Leach family web site that has brought her numerous family history items just by being the “go to” person on line for the Leach family. She and Fisher explain the possibilities of what could come your way by becoming your family’s “go to” person.
Tom Perry from TMCPlace.com then talks preservation, answering a listener question about the best approach for creating and managing your digitized family materials, and how to choose when to use a professional and when to do it yourself.
That’s all this week on Extreme Genes, America’s Family History Show!