Episode 223 - Thomas MacEntee & The DNA Do Over / Newspaper Runaway Ads And What They Tell Us
Release Date: 02/05/2018
Host Scott Fisher opens the show with David Allen Lambert, Chief Genealogist of the New England Historic Genealogical Society and AmericanAncestors.org. The guys open Family Histoire News with the horrifying story of a mix up at a funeral home. Listen to hear what happened. Then, it’s an interesting list of misconceptions about the 1918 flu pandemic. David, who lost a relative in this world wide event, shares a few items on the list. Then, it appears that the last ship to bring slaves to America (1860) may have been located near Mobile, Alabama. Find out about the discovery. David then features GenealogyGirl.com, Melissa Dickerson, whose recent blog on World War I vets caught David’s eye.
Then, Fisher visits with Abundant Genealogy’s Thomas MacEntee. Thomas made the Genealogy Do Over famous and is now touting something new for 2018… the DNA Do Over. Hear what he has to say about making sure you’re using your pricey tests in the right way.
David Allen Lambert then returns to talk to Fisher about “Runaway Ads.” Fisher recently found one concerning a 3rd great grandfather who left his family in 1818. These amazing ads, many of which are now digitized, often have great detail about various family members. Hear some examples of what you might want to look for.
Next, Tom Perry, the Preservation Authority from TMCPlace.com, returns to answer two more listener questions. Email your questions to AskTom@TMCPlace.com, or post it to his Twitter page at @askTomP.
That’s all this week on Extreme Genes, America’s Family History Show!