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Extreme Genes is a genealogy show hosted by Fisher. Fisher has 30+ years of radio experience and has had a passion for genealogy since he was a teen. On Extreme Genes Fisher sets out to educate the audience on resources and techniques for completing any gaps found in your family tree. Each week Fisher interviews national experts in the field of genealogy as well as news related to all of our genealogy. Be sure to visit ExtremeGenes.com for all the latest on the show. Continue Reading >>
Extreme Genes is a genealogy show hosted by Fisher. Fisher has 30+ years of radio experience and has had a passion for genealogy since he was a teen. On Extreme Genes Fisher sets out to educate the audience on resources and techniques for completing any gaps found in your family tree. Each week Fisher interviews national experts in the field of genealogy as well as news related to all of our genealogy. Be sure to visit ExtremeGenes.com for all the latest on the show. << Show Less
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Episode 377: Classic Rewind - “Interesting” WW2 Postcard Leads California Woman On Worldwide Adventure / Paul Woodbury On DNA Painter cM Estimator Tool Host Scott Fisher opens the show with David Allen Lambert, Chief Genealogist of the New England Historic Genealogical Society and AmericanAncestors.org. Fisher begins with a shout out to the project team at WikiTree on the WikiTree Challenge they just completed on Fisher’s tree. He’ll explain. Then, Fisher talks about posting his discovery concerning the roots of a woman given up for adoption from a Utah maternity house in 1907. Hear about the adoptive family’s reaction.  David then tells about an accidental discovery in Egypt as well as a great new database on FamilySearch.org concerning a certain record set in Australia. Also, David tells of a recent burial of a man killed almost 80 years ago at Pearl Harbor. Then, how does an Italian Instagram influencer get to be a princess? Catch the details! Fisher then visits with Leora Krygier of Los Angeles. Leora discovered a simple postcard from World War 2 at an antique store. And its content took her on an adventure around the world! Paul Woodbury of sponsor Legacy Tree Genealogists visits next to talk about the Centimorgan Estimator Tool on DNA Painter. It’s a little advanced, but still fascinating for the average genetic genealogist. Then Fisher and David team up again for Ask Us Anything. That’s all this week on Extreme Genes, America’s Family History Show!
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Episode 377: Classic Rewind - “Interesting” WW2 Postcard Leads California Woman On Worldwide Adventure / Paul Woodbury On DNA Painter cM Estimator Tool Host Scott Fisher opens the show with David Allen Lambert, Chief Genealogist of the New England Historic Genealogical Society and AmericanAncestors.org. Fisher begins with a shout out to the project team at WikiTree on the WikiTree Challenge they just completed on Fisher’s tree. He’ll explain. Then, Fisher talks about posting his discovery concerning the roots of a woman given up for adoption from a Utah maternity house in 1907. Hear about the adoptive family’s reaction.  David then tells about an accidental discovery in Egypt as well as a great new database on FamilySearch.org concerning a certain record set in Australia. Also, David tells of a recent burial of a man killed almost 80 years ago at Pearl Harbor. Then, how does an Italian Instagram influencer get to be a princess? Catch the details! Fisher then visits with Leora Krygier of Los Angeles. Leora discovered a simple postcard from World War 2 at an antique store. And its content took her on an adventure around the world! Paul Woodbury of sponsor Legacy Tree Genealogists visits next to talk about the Centimorgan Estimator Tool on DNA Painter. It’s a little advanced, but still fascinating for the average genetic genealogist. Then Fisher and David team up again for Ask Us Anything. That’s all this week on Extreme Genes, America’s Family History Show!
Fisher’s Top Tips #377r It’s a great thing to find an old book with loads of information. But just how trustworthy are these “sources?”
Fisher’s Top Tips #376r Public on line trees can reveal great information. They can also lure you into a trap.
Episode 375: Classic Rewind - Man’s Father’s World War 2 Pilot Log Book Travels The World Seeking Signatures and History Host Scott Fisher opens the show with David Allen Lambert, Chief Genealogist of the New England Historic Genealogical Society and AmericanAncestors.org. David shares a story he just learned that shows how close he came to never existing! Then the guys open up Family Histoire News with the story of an adopted woman whose DNA results led her to the identity of her biological father. The question is… will she find him first or will the FBI? Hear the details of this one! Then, we have a new “Oldest Person in America!” Find out who she is and how old. Next, it’s a lost and found for Viking remains. One museum had them, then lost them, and now they’re found again. Find out the details. The guys then talk about a cemetery for free persons of color that has been acquired in Richmond. Catch the rest of the story. Finally… the story of the alphabet may now be complete. Hear how the final piece of the puzzle may have been found. Next, Fisher begins a two part visit with Nick DeVaux of St. Lucia. Nick’s father was a World War 2 pilot for England and left his son his pilot’s log book. A few years back, Nick had an idea to use that book to collect history by having history makers from the war sign the wartime heirloom. Hear the story of how it began, what he will ultimately do with the book, and some of the stories of the people who have signed it. David then returns for questions about researching ancestral businesses and why some ancestors don’t appear in immigrant passenger lists. That’s all this week on Extreme Genes, America’s Family History Show!
Fisher’s Top Tips #375r It happens all the time. One record says one thing, and another says something else. Here’s how to sort things out.
Fisher’s Top Tips #374r We all love to show off family photos and documents, but it puts them at risk. Here’s a better way.
Episode 430 - DNA Match Leads To DNA Testing On Nigeria Trip / DNA And Lineage Societies Today Host Scott Fisher opens the show with David Allen Lambert, Chief Genealogist of the New England Historic Genealogical Society and AmericanAncestors.org. David begins by talking about a remarkable find he recently made in New Hampshire, providing amazing details about his ancestors who were from there. The guys then speak about a frightening story that talks about how enemy states could turn your raw DNA results to custom make poison with which to target your family. Then, National Geographic has a great story about how we went from being hunters and gatherers to monument builders. The New Yorker has a great story about “The Secret Art of Family Photos.” And, some Medal of Honor winners of the past may be losing their high honors. Find out why. Next, in two parts, Fisher visits with Adrienne Abiodun, a DNA specialist with sponsor Legacy Tree Genealogists. Adrienne recently returned from a family history vacation to Nigeria, as the father of her two children is Nigerian. But before leaving, Adrienne learned of a Nigerian connection in her own line. This led to an incredible experience in Africa with a DNA kit. Then, Adrienne talks about DNA testing and lineage societies… where they stand today. David then returns for two more questions on Ask Us Anything. That’s all this week on Extreme Genes, America’s Family History Show!
Fisher’s Top Tips #373r Tracking down keepsakes of ancestors isn’t always easy. But sometimes there are mementoes just below your feet!
Fisher’s Top Tips #372r Yes, we’re all future dead people. Doesn’t it make sense to make plans for what will happen to your family heirlooms?
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