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 sharing story of a contest involving a descendant of “Dracula’s” Bram Stoker, who is arranging a Halloween night in Drac’s castle. Talk about history! Just don’t ask Drac for a DNA sample! Then, the guys focus on a Turkish woman, age unknown, whose family can no longer number her descendants. Find out how many they THINK she has! In keeping with Halloween, a British town, which runs its own funeral homes, is equipping them with cameras. Find out why! David has another genealogy tip-of-the-week for you, and another free guest member database from NEHGS.
Next, Fisher checks in with Carolyn Tolman, Project Manager for LegacyTree.com. With the holidays approaching it’s time to start thinking about interviewing those senior family members. (They aren’t getting any younger!) Carolyn has some great tips on how to make it a successful experience for both you and the subject.
Next, Fisher visits with Steve Gunderson, a researcher who visited his grandmother’s hometown in Sweden. He came away with a piece of family he never could have envisioned. Yes, serendipity knows no language barriers or borders and strikes even in Sweden!
Then, Tom Perry from TMCPlace.com returns to talk preservation. Tom adds some technical points to Carolyn’s thoughts on interviewing your senior family members over the holidays.
That’s all this week on Extreme Genes, America’s Family History Show!