Host Scott Fisher opens the show with David Allen Lambert, Chief Genealogist of the New England Historic Genealogical Society and AmericanAncestors.org. The guys talk about their first experiences with their genealogy “trading cards.” Then, they kick around two February holidays, including their interactions with US presidents and the growing problem of flowers stolen from cemeteries for Valentines Day! Next, it’s another self written obituary that has drawn the attention of the world. Hear what the recently deceased has written. He clearly won’t soon be forgotten! And then, it’s a DNA test for the ages… literally… as it is found that two mummies are related!
In the next two segments, Fisher visits with Massachusetts resident Ellen Alden, who went in search of an early photo of herself for her daughter’s school project. But while up in the attic, she discovered something she had never seen before… 19 Civil War era letters from her Irish immigrant ancestor. Hear some of what they said, and how the find has changed her life.
Then, Preservation Authority Tom Perry from TMCPlace.com answers more listener questions. As always, you’ll want to pay attention to Tom’s vast knowledge.
That’s all this week on Extreme Genes, America’s Family History Show!