Host Scott Fisher opens the Extreme Genes 4th anniversary show with David Allen Lambert, Chief Genealogist for the New England Historic Genealogical Society and AmericanAncestors.org. David reports from Knoxville where he is part of a convention of the Sons of the American Revolution. David then congratulates Fisher on a remarkable new adventure for him. Listen to the show to find out it is. David then reveals a terrific new source being released jointly by NEHGS and the General Society of Mayflower Descendants as they prepare for the 400th anniversary in 2020. Next, David tells us about a girl born into a family in South Carolina. What makes her unique is that she is a first in her family in 137 years. The guys will explain why her family is so excited. Then, David reveals the passing of one of the cast members of the original “Roots” TV show. And, some early mug shots have been shared in an ebook. Find out what makes these pictures special. Might your ancestor be among them?
In the second segment, Fisher visits with DNA specialist Paul Woodbury from LegacyTree.com. A recent article by a science community has taken to task a certain aspect of DNA testing results. Hear what it is and what Paul has to say about it.
Then, Melanie McComb of Syracuse, New York, who started her research at age 18, talks about the Next Gen Genealogy Network which aims to teach and bring together younger genealogical researchers. It’s free to join and easy to participate in. Melanie will share the details on that as well as her blog, TheShamrockGenealogist.com.
Then, Tom Perry, the Preservation Authority, returns to talk about how to preserve what you have already digitally preserved! (Does it ever end?!)
That’s all this week on Extreme Genes, America’s Family History Show.