Host Scott Fisher opens the show with David Allen Lambert, Chief Genealogist of the New England Historic Genealogical Society and American Ancestors.org. Fisher and David talk about David’s recent trip to Washington, DC and the National Archives and how you can contribute to the digitization of national records. Then, it’s a castle for sale in Ireland! It’s been owned by a renowned family since the 1930s. Hear how much you can get it for! And, for St. Patrick’s Day, David tells you about the blog TheShamrockGenealogist.blogspot.com, which provides a great soda bread recipe, straight from Ireland. Next, you won’t believe the story the guys have to tell you about about a 14-year-old boy who, with his father, discovered the wreckage of a World War II German Messerschmitt… on their own farm! David’s Blogger Spotlight this week is on Dick Eastman’s Online Genealogy Newsletter.
Next (starts at 10:38), Fisher visits with Boy Scouts of America volunteer, Gary Pack, who has headed up the Scout’s Genealogy merit badge program. Gary is a former IT man for FamilySearch.org, and has great insight into how you can use the Boy Scouts’ techniques to introduce family history research to your children and grandchildren, both boys and girls. He shares some amazing experiences and stories from setting up a research center in tents at a national jamboree!
Then (starts at 24:16), Jennifer Utley returns to Extreme Genes, not only to share some insight on this season of Who Do You Think You Are?, but also to talk about Long Lost Family, its sister program also airing on TLC. Who Do has quite the all-star cast this year, and Jennifer will tell you one story about an ancestor from the cast of Friends.
Then, Tom Perry of TMCPlace.com brings his unique insight into preservation. The result of another listener question about transferring digital material back TO VHS, Tom answers the question “WHY?!” He also tells you how you can do this yourself, and what kind of equipment you will need.
That’s all this week on Extreme Genes, America’s Family History Show!