Host Scott Fisher opens the show with David Allen Lambert, Chief Genealogist of the New England Historic Genealogical Society and AmericanAncestors.org. The boys discuss a spooky occurrence at Fisher’s home recently that may (or may not) have involved Fisher’s long deceased ancestor. David then shares the news of an exciting new partnership involving Ancestry and NEHGS that could mean new finds of your ancestors. You’ll want hear about this 10 million name database the two organizations will be working on together. Then, David notes you’ll soon be running out of time to take advantage of a bargain price on MyHeritage’s DNA kit. Hear how low they can go! Next, David talks about the non-story that everyone in England seems to be talking about. It concerns Prince Harry and his girl friend. See what you think. David then talks about the story of why facial hair, while popular again now, lost its glamour in the early 20th century. David’s Blogger Spotlight this week shines on genealogylady.net by Debra Sweeney. She often writes about family letters and family diaries.
Next, renowned genealogist Megan Smolenyak talks about Army Repatriation. As an “army brat,” Megan’s pride in the military has turned into a passion as she assists the government in verifying descendants of military people lost overseas. Some of her cases go all the way back to World War I. Megan explains all that’s involved in her very fulfilling work, and how a pair of her cases resulted in the awarding of the Medal of Honor.
Then, a new app is out that will help you with your next step up from photo digitization. It’s called MemoryWeb. Fisher rarely spends show time to talk new products, but this one could be a game changer. Hear what creator Chris Desmond has to tell you about it.
Then, Preservation Authority Tom Perry shares some of his unique ideas for unforgettable family history oriented gifts that cost little or nothing!
That’s all this week on Extreme Genes, America’s Family History Show!