Host Scott Fisher opens the show with David Allen Lambert, Chief Genealogist of the New England Historical Society and AmericanAncestors.org. David is on the road in Washington, DC. He talks about his recent experience of meeting family members from a branch that hasn’t interacted with his since before World War I! David then opens “Family Histoire News” talking about a New York veteran of World War II who has received special recognition for his role in the defeat of Nazi Germany. Hear what this man did. (You’ll be impressed!) Fisher and David then talk about a remarkable cluster research project of massive numbers of family trees and what scientists have learned about mankind. Next, it’s a special celebration that recognizes the “birth” of a book that we’re all familiar with. As were our ancestors of about the last six generations! Catch what it is. Then David spotlights this week’s featured blogger, Laura Hedgecock, at TreasureChestofMemories.com.
In segments two and three, Fisher visits with Aaron Goodwin, a genealogist with the New York Genealogical and Biographical Society who has compiled an important book for anyone with ties to New York City, which may include ancestors that had nothing to do with New York. New York City Municipal Archives, An Authorized Guide For Family Historians, reveals gold mines of hidden records that, in some cases, the archivists themselves didn’t know they had or know their value. Hear some stories Aaron discovered in his own research as a result of these invaluable record troves.
Next, Tom Perry from TMCPlace.com talks metadata and online photo storage in response to a listener question.
That’s all this week on Extreme Genes, America’s Family History Show!