Fisher shares latest family history news from ExtremeGenes.com. Two stories will not make scientists happy. One is about a three year old boy who died 24,000 years ago in Siberia. His DNA shows a connection to two groups who were not supposed to be connected! Find out what theory is being turned upside down. Also, a bone found in Spain… one bone!… has been mined for DNA, and it has been found to have been older… much older… than previous “earliest known humans.” The first book made in what is now the United States… in 1640… has been sold at auction. Find out how much it went for and who sold it. And… the New York Times has a terrific article on joining the Mayflower Society and what it takes.
Guest John Tippets joins Fisher to talk about his remarkable journey in researching the greatest challenge of his father’s life, weeks of survival in the Alaskan tundra following a plane crash during World War II. John talks of his fathers survival in the starkest of conditions. He also talks about how his book on the subject has brought about numerous previously unknown individuals with knowledge of the incident, including those in the rescue party.
Extreme Genes Preservation Authority Tom Perry from TMCPlace.com joins talking about various formats for recording… .mov .avi… what do they mean, which do you use for what? Discussion with Tom Perry continues with important tips for the best ways to preserve your materials once they have been digitized. Send your preservation questions to Tom at firstname.lastname@example.org
Episode 20 originally aired 12/8/13 on KNRS