On this week’s edition of Extreme Genes, Fisher shares important news for adoptees from Ohio. The governor there has signed a new law that will have an affect on people looking for their birth families. The “Grave Whisperer” is making news in Washington DC. What does he do and how does he do it? It’s more interesting stuff that may one day help you find your ancestors’ final resting places. (For more on what he does, listen to the Episode 4 podcast.) Todd Godfrey, Senior Director of U.S. Content Acquisition, shares exciting news on a new arrangement with FamilySearch.org that makes a remarkable number of records available almost immediately!
Jan Frazier of Pekin, Illinois has a quilt passed down from her grandmother. Unfortunately Jan never learned the significance of it in her grandmother’s lifetime. As she shared the quilt with experts, she learned this was a very unique piece of craftsmanship. When a newspaper did a story on the heirloom, she found it was even better than that. Listen to the story of the adventure this century old family treasure took her on!
Stan Lindaas, of HeritageConsulting.com, shares a great tip on mining genealogical gold in a common location you might never expect. He’ll also tell you of two amazing family history finds that he enjoyed that resulted from using this technique.
Tom Perry, our Preservation Authority from TMCPlace.com, has a warning, and it has to do with your old video mini-disks! You’ll want to pay attention if you value the memories of your children’s childhood. He also wraps up his discussion of “alphabet soup,” the best formats to use for various types of projects from books to web sites.
Episode 26 aired 1/26/2014