Host Scott Fisher opens the show with David Allen Lambert, Chief Genealogist of the New England Historic Genealogical Society and AmericanAncestors.org. The guys spend some time gushing over a new, free toy that everyone can play with… DNAPainter.com. This new site makes the task of chromosome mapping a copy-and-paste snap. Hear what the guys have to say about it. Then it’s news of the parting of an American World War II icon. Find out who passed and her impact on America. David then provides a fascinating bit of math which explains “pedigree collapse,” as noted recently by noted blogger Dick Eastman. You will find the whole thing instructive! Then, the first trial is underway in Europe over the “right to be forgotten.” When someone has something ugly in their past, that perhaps was resolved or was not their fault, is it fair that the news of the event stays in search engines forever? That’s the debate that may affect the preservation of history. The guys will tell you more about it. David’s Blogger Spotlight this week shines on J.R. Lowe, a history student at the University of Washington. See what she’s writing about at GenealogistJournal.com.
Next, Fisher catches up with his friend CeCe Moore, the Genetic Genealogist, and a regular on “Finding Your Roots” with Dr. Henry Louis Gates on PBS. CeCe shares her take on anticipated new developments in DNA for 2018 and how they may affect your research efforts. CeCe also gives us a peak into the new season of “Finding Your Roots.”
Then, Tom Perry, the Preservation Authority, gets us ready for RootsTech. Listen as he and Fisher reveal an incredibly fun, historic demonstration you will want to see at this year’s conference in Salt Lake City, February 28- March 3.
That’s all this week on Extreme Genes, America’s Family History Show!