Wednesday, February 22, 2017

Extreme Genes Podcast/Radio Show - Episode 179 Show Notes

Scott Fisher hosts a weekly podcast and radio show (48 radio stations) called "Extreme Genes" and he is sharing his show notes with geneabloggers.  You can find his podcast archive and latest episode at

Here is the short version of his show notes from Episode 179, which highlights RootsTech 2017 activity:
"Host Scott Fisher is joined by David Allen Lambert, Chief Genealogist for the New England Historic Genealogical Society and The guys open the show with Family Histoire News including the recent experience of a friend of David’s who actually was under Trinity Church in New York as his ancestors’ remains were being moved! Next, Fisher and David talk about the recent discovery of a “priests hole” in an old English manor. What does it mean and what is the significance? They’ll explain. Then it’s a new discovery concerning Abraham Lincoln, a veteran of the Black Hawk War. Hear about Mary Todd Lincoln’s government request concerning her husband’s service. And finally, David begins his spotlight on genealogical blogs. This week’s is Melanie McComb’s 'The Shamrock Genealogist'  David also shares a new youth blog for young genealogists, The NextGen Genealogy Network
"The guys are fresh off the four day RootsTech conference in Salt Lake City, Utah, so David sticks around (starts at 10:38) as they cover some of the things they learned there, including at least one major announcement by a major company, the new FamilySearch Discovery Center at Salt Lake’s Family History Library and David’s take on Living DNA among many other highlights.
"Then (starts at 24:16), Kate Eakman, Senior Researcher for visits with Fisher about your immigrant ancestors and what you may find in their Social Security records. It’s a source you may not have thought about! 
"Then it’s Tom Perry from, the Preservation Authority, reviewing the Innovators Showdown at RootsTech and this year’s winning entries. Every year it’s something new!
"That’s all this week on Extreme Genes, America’s Family History Show!"
I enjoy Scott's show, and try to listen each week while doing something on the computer like data entry.


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