Host Scott Fisher opens the show with Jessica Taylor, founder and president of Legacy Tree Genealogists. Jessica is part of a group of genealogical businesses that is sponsoring a contest at RootsTech this year that could score you some amazing family history products. (Yes, including DNA kits!) Then, David Allen Lambert , Chief Genealogist of the New England Historic Genealogical Society and AmericanAncestors.org, shares some “family histoire news.” He tells two tales from the ashes… literally. First is the story of a British woman who has admitted having a certain taste for her mother’s ashes. (You won’t believe it!) Then, another woman has been caring for the ashes of a woman who died in the 1990s. She’s hoping to locate next of kin before she retires soon. Perhaps you can help.
Then, Paul Woodbury, DNA specialist at Legacy Tree Genealogists, joins the show again to talk about the significance of tracking down various cousins. He’ll explain the value as you delve into your dna project. It’s something of a 202 course, so listen carefully.
Fisher then visits with Thomas Allen Harris, director and host of an upcoming PBS program called Family Pictures USA. He may have a place for your family pix and stories!
Tom Perry, the Preservation Authority, then returns to answer another listener question. He also explains how he has obtained some of the amazing antique recording and playback devices he uses to help people digitize and preserve their audio.
That’s all this week on Extreme Genes, America’s Family History Show!