Host Scott Fisher opens the show with David Allen Lambert, Chief Genealogist of the New England Historic Genealogical Society and AmericanAncestors.org. David kicks off Family Histoire News with his remarkable and personal find that happened while he was indexing records for FamilySearch.org. Wait til you hear this! Then Fred Armisen of SNL fame recently appeared on Finding Your Roots on PBS and learned he’s going to have to adjust his perception of his ethnicity. Catch what Dr. Gates discovered. A letter recovered from the body of a victim of the Titanic disaster has been auctioned off by the family 105 years after the fact. It brought in a lot of money. Hear what it brought in and what it was about. David’s blogger spotlight this week is on Candice McDonald from findingyourcanadianstory.blogspot.ca.
Then, New York Times bestselling author, A.J. Jacobs visits with Fisher for two segments. A.J.’s new book is called “It’s All Relative, Adventures Up and Down the World’s Family Tree.” A.J. talks about what started him into researching his family, the fun finds, the horrifying finds, and his efforts to achieve world peace… (yes, world peace!) ... with his 2015 “Global Family Reunion.”
Then, a genie with a sister in Houston pleads for advice from Tom Perry about how to help her sister recover her family videos that were drenched in the recent floods.
That’s all this week on Extreme Genes, America’s Family History Show.