Social media and the internet has solved the mystery of a young girl staring hauntingly out a window in 1908. She was a child laborer working a cotton mill in North Carolina. Who was she and how was her identity finally made known? Fisher explains the answers and complexities that were overcome, as well as the happy descendant who learned something about her grandmother she had never known. Yeah! Yeah! Yeah! It’s the 50th anniversary of the Beatles’ first appearance on the Ed Sullivan Show, and for Fisher, that was true family history! His connection was a little more than just watching it… which he did. Hear the entire story of Fisher’s ties to Sullivan and his adventures at the Ed Sullivan Theater.
Fisher’s first guest is a lawyer from New York City who hasn’t been doing a lot of lawyerin’ in the last while. Adrian Benjamin Burke has been manically working to learn the Scottish ancestry of four sisters who wound up in New Amsterdam in the 1600s. Long thought to be Dutch, the old conclusions have been washed away, thanks in large part to Adrian’s efforts, and a predecessor, Extreme Genes regular, Gordon Remington. Burke ties the ancestors of these sisters to the household of King James I & VI… he of the King James Bible! Listen to how Burke went about digging deeper into the ancient records of Scotland than has ever been done before on these lines. Are you a descendant? You just might recognize the names.Adrian Benjamin Burke, “The Livingston Ancestry of the Duncanson Sisters of New Netherland,” The Genealogist 27 (2013): 28-50, 162-181, 189; 28 (2014): 58-89, 91. The Genealogist is published by the American Society of Genealogists, For subscription information, contact Mrs. Jane Fletcher Fiske, FASG, at firstname.lastname@example.org
Also on the show… Rick Lipper and Chris Hart of E-Z Photo Scan… a couple of men who are revolutionizing the preservation of your valuable photos and documents. Hear the latest in this remarkable technology.
And, Tom Perry, our Preservation Authority from TMCPlace.com answers your questions on how to be sure your precious family photos, film, and video stay with your family for generations!
Next week… Some great audio from RootsTech 2014… the largest family history conference in the world!
Episode 28 aired 2/9/14
Adrian Benjamin Burke, “The Livingston Ancestry of the Duncanson Sisters of New Netherland,” The Genealogist 27 (2013): 28-50, 162-181, 189; 28 (2014): 58-89, 91.