On this weeks show, Fisher talks about Halloween and audience members who have actually seen ghosts! Hear two stories that’ll make your hair stand on end! There’s another reunion story on ExtremeGenes.com… this time it’s a Vietnam vet who was adopted. He had no idea that two people he went to high school with were his half brothers! Fisher has the details. Also… an interesting slide show that shows the most popular girls’ names for every state in the union from 1960 to 2012. See how trends come in one area and spread everywhere. A new line of Jewish descent has been found in the family of Secretary of State John Kerry, and their story is fascinating. Fisher talks about this fascinating new breakthrough. Otzi the Iceman is back in the news… this time for his living descendants. And… Ireland’s top conservator tells us the best ways to conserve paper.
Dr. Scott Woodward, our DNA authority from Ancestry.com fills us in on the latest upgrade to Ancestry.com’s DNA ethnicity results. He talks about the significance of the much more specific breakdowns and how and why your lines might not match what you expect based on your family tree. Dr. Woodward also talks about the various sample populations, the eras they come from and the challenges of defining a specific “base date” to our DNA results.
Tom Perry, our Preservation authority from TMCPlace.com announces a new page for his web site with fascinating new reference material concerning your old home movies, audio recordings and more. It’s valuable for anyone who needs to be knowledgeable about saving these family gems for future generations.
Originally aired on KNRS on October 27, 2013