Host Scott Fisher opens the show with David Allen Lambert, Chief Genealogist of the New England Historic Genealogical Society and AmericanAncestors.org. Fisher & David talk about a unique couple of book pages, dating back to the early 20th century, passed down by Fisher’s cousin. These two pages feature a man and a woman, and a special warning based on their appearance. Hear what it is in the podcast. The guys next discuss why it is, should you visit your ancestor’s grave in Edinburgh, Scotland, he or she might not actually be below your feet! You’ll be amazed to hear this. Plus another copy of the Declaration of Independence has been located, but certainly not where you might have expected one to be found. Then David spotlights blogger Heather Rojo and her NutfieldGenealogy.blogspot.com column. Heather’s been getting a lot of attention in her hometown by sharing her grandmother’s diary from 1920, mentioning lots of local people.
Next, Fisher visits with Laurie Sue (Rudy) Meyer of Kansas City, Missouri. For decades, one of Laurie’s family’s treasured heirlooms was missing. That is, until recently when Laurie rediscovered it. You’ll want to hear about this treasure… in fact, you’ll want to HEAR it too!
Then, Sunny Morton from the Genealogy Gems podcast talks to Fisher about a lecture she gave at RootsTech that packed the house. It’s on the topic of “which of the big four websites is best for my research?” As you can imagine, there is no one answer, and Sunny will help you navigate this tricky question, the answer to which has everything to do with what you are trying to accomplish.
In Preservation Time with Tom Perry, from TMCPlace.com, learn when DPI is not DPI! If you’re scanning your family images, it’s fascinating reveal of the best way to assure you achieve your scanning goals.
That’s all this week on Extreme Genes, America’s Family History Show!