Fisher opens the show with news of an exhibit in New York of one particular Chinese-American family, and the trials they have overcome as they became part of mainstream America. Also… European “heritage travel” is becoming a booming business in places like Scandinavia and Scotland. Want to take reindeer herding lessons to commemorate your heritage? They’re waiting for you!
Then (starts at 10:50)… while a lot of family history can take years… even a lifetime… to find, we sometimes forget some items are just underneath our noses! Phil Devitt, a news editor in Fall River, Massachusetts recently learned that as he found his great grandfather’s police journal for 1921. Phil describes what triggered his interest in his law enforcing ancestor and how the journal wound up in his hands.
Then (starts at 24:27), Heath Jones, our friend from “Task Force History” in Alabama returns. He and his friends have been searching the property his family has owned for over 150 years for artifacts left behind by his ancestors. Last time they found a Civil War era ring. What did they come up with this time? Heath will fill us in.
Tom Perry, our Preservation Authority returns to answer a listener’s question about repairing warped disks. It is possible! Tom will tell you how, as well as give you some great ideas on family history Christmas gifts that you’ll want to get started on right now.
That’s this week on America’s Family History Show… Extreme Genes.