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 the story of a woman who discovered a relative’s business card from over a century ago and the adventure it has led her on. Then, the guys talk about the recent discovery of a lock of George Washington’s hair. Hear how it was found, and why it is believed to be authentic. Next, a baby has defied 48 million to 1 odds! Hear why this child’s birth has created such a family history stir. David then chats about how researchers recently found the remains of a pirate on a ship wreck in Massachusetts, and how they’re hoping DNA will reveal his identity. Finally, property in Arizona is on the market for $3 million. But, it contains a 19th century gold mine that may contain $60 million worth of the precious metal. Interested?
In the next segment, Fisher visits with Kathleen Kaldis and her distant cousin David Stone. Both descend from Donald Campbell, a man who was born in the 18th century in Scotland, who became a noted fiddler in Nova Scotia. The story surrounding him through the generations is that he fell down a “fairy hole” and the fairies “blessed his bow.” Hear the details and the song musician David has written and performed about their ancestor and his mystical adventure.
Then, photo guru Ron Fox shares his thoughts on out-of-the-way places you might find photos of your ancestors and relatives. They’re not always where you think they are!
Then, Tom Perry again taps into his vast knowledge of all things preservation. Tom warns us about bad advice being given to people who’s materials are damaged in floods and mudslides.
That’s all this week on Extreme Genes, America’s Family History Show!