Host Scott Fisher opens the show with David Allen Lambert, Chief Genealogist of the New England Historic Genealogical Society and AmericanAncestors.org. David begins with word from MyHeritage.com that current New York City Mayor Bill DiBlasio is related to 19th century New York Mayor Robert Anderson Van Wyck. Hear the relationship, Van Wyck’s legacy, and why DiBlasio probably isn’t too happy to hear about this. Then, if enough documents were left, is it likely you would find Confucius and Socrates on your family tree? Apparently the answer is “yes!” David explains. Next, a village in Germany… along with its 20 residents… has been sold. For $164,000! David has the details. David then shines his blogger spotlight on RootsTech.org/blog… a great place to get caught up on what’s to come at this year’s RootsTech conference in Salt Lake City, Utah.
Next, Fisher visits with David Rencher, the CGO (that’s Chief Genealogical Officer… honest!) of FamilySearch.org. David fills you in on what’s to come in 2018 at FamilySearch, new records that may soon be on line, and why you are required to log in now when you go to FamilySearch, even though it is and always will be a free site. David also brings us up to speed on what’s happening with the tricky merging feature.
Then, Janet Hovorka from FamilyChartMasters.com talks about why you should consider inventorying your family history “assets.” What qualifies? Why do this? Janet explains.
Then, Tom Perry, the Preservation Authority, is back for his final appearance of 2017, sharing the ins and outs of moving material from your iPhone to the cloud, and vice versa. (It’s not as tricky as you think!)
That’s all this week on Extreme Genes, America’s Family History Show.