This week, it’s an Extreme Genes Instant Classic Rewind from October of 2016!
Fisher opens the show with David Allen Lambert, Chief Genealogist of the New England Historic Genealogical Society and AmericanAncestors.org. Fisher and David talk about the top stories of the week, including the washing ashore of Civil War cannonballs in South Carolina by Hurricane Matthew; the return of remains of a World War II vet to his hometown; the 105th birthday of the cub reporter who announced the beginning of World War II; and the ultimate age we might expect people to reach according to new science. David also shares his tip of the week, and this week’s free guest user database from NEHGS.
Next, Fisher welcomes renowned CNBC anchor Bill Griffeth to the show. Bill will take you through the day when he received an email from his cousin that informed him that the only man he had ever known as his father was genetically not his father! A short time later, Bill had to go before the cameras on national television as if nothing was different that day. Bill also talks about his love of genealogy for many years prior and how this information caused him tremendous emotional trials for a time, and what he did to overcome them.
In our second segment with Bill Griffeth, the anchor talks about other people’s stories that he has learned of since going public with his very personal struggle. Bill speaks of how this has affected his relationship with his 98-year-old mother and how she feels about his public revelation.
Next, Tom Perry, the Preservation Authority, from TMCPlace.com answers a listener email about her 100-plus collection of audio cassette tapes (voice only) and how she should consider going about digitizing them. As Tom will show you, there are a lot of aspects to consider.
That’s all this week on Extreme Genes, America’s Family History Show!