Host Scott Fisher opens the show with David Allen Lambert, Chief Genealogist of the New England Historic Genealogical Society and AmericanAncestors.org. Fisher and David first talk about the impact, so far, of the new EU privacy law, best known as GDPR. At least a couple of important sites are no longer functioning as a result. Hear what they are. Next, an article is speculating that one of the major serial killer cases of the 1960s may be next up on the GEDMatch crime solving list. You will almost surely have heard of this case. David then talks about a recent discovery concerning people from southeast Asia and what DNA is saying about their migration pattern. A Purple Heart was stolen from the family of a deceased Korean War vet a few months ago. The story of the medal’s recovery and return is amazing, and ends with quite the exclamation point! Hear what it is. David then talks about a recent discovery that may suggest how long people have been learning their ABCs. David’s blogger spotlight this week shines on Jenny Hawran from like-herding-cats.com. (Honest!) There, she shares her adventures in genealogy.
Then, Ken Nelson, a World War I specialist with FamilySearch.org talks with Fisher about special material now available on the free site as we recognize the centennial of America’s entrance into the War To End All Wars, and the armistice that ended the conflict. If you had a family member in World War I, you’ll appreciate what Ken has to tell you about these great family history assets.
Fisher next visits with Rick Pettit, a passionate geni, who, along with his wife, Lori, has taken on a remarkable family project. It involves rare family surnames, lots of intermarriage, and German villages that no longer exist! Hear what they are doing and why.
Then, Tom Perry talks about the risks of shipping in hot weather months, and what you can do to assure that one-of-a-kind family memorabilia gets to where it is going safely.
That’s all this week on Extreme Genes, America’s Family History Show!