Host Scott Fisher opens the show with David Allen Lambert, Chief Genealogist of the New England Historic Genealogical Society and AmericanAncestors.org. David opens “Family Histoire News” with word of new progress coming in the War of 1812 Project. Having been delayed for a time, the Federation of Genealogical Societies begins the next phase of noting our ancestors’ service in that war soon. Hear all about it. Then, it’s word of the passing of the world’s oldest man, who had an amazing history. Hear how old he was and the things he experienced. Then, David shares a report that the inspiration for the famed “Rosie the Riveter” poster has been identified… and she’s still living. Find out who she is and more about the real “Rosie the Riveter.” David then shares a fascinating story about how people slept in earlier times. It’s nothing like today! Next, it’s another astounding DNA victory uniting a family separated for 46 years. Hear their story.
Next, Fisher calms the nerves of researchers everywhere in a sit down interview with Diane Loosle, Director of the Family History Library in Salt Lake City. The Library, through FamilySearch.org, recently announced that it will no longer be lending out microfilm to satellite libraries around the world. But the move is based on good news! Hear what that is, and more of what’s to come from the Family History Library and FamilySearch.org
Fisher then visits with Beth Wylie, blogger of LifeInThePastLane.org. Beth talks about her recent post describing the challenges she has experienced in dealing with the discovery of having had slave holding Southern ancestors, and her plans for sharing what she learns with descendants of the slaves her ancestors held.
Then, Tom Perry is on the road from Massachusetts where he is speaking at the NEHGS Preservation Conference. Tom addresses a question from a listener concerning an old camera found in his aunt’s attic. Hear Tom’s advice.
That’s all this week on Extreme Genes, America’s Family History Show!