Fisher opens the show talking about the upcoming Roots Tech convention in Salt Lake City, Utah. First Lady Laura Bush headlines the speakers. Fisher then discusses the loss of over a million records in a fire. Where was it and what happened? He’ll fill you in. The families of Hatfield and McCoy still have a lot to do with each other, but now… it’s a business! What are they doing? It’ll make perfect sense when you hear. Also, inmates at county jails in at least three states are indexing family history records. Fisher will tell you where and what’s behind it all.
Dr. Timothy Tackett of UC Irvine then (starts at 10:42) joins the show to talk about his discovery of a document on cloth that records the history of an Indian tribe! Wait till you hear how far back the records go, and just how Dr. Tackett happened to come upon it! It’s a fascinating story.
Sigrid Olsen from Salem, Oregon then (starts at 27:21) joins Fisher to talk about the Albany, Oregon party at which a horrible accident wiped out three families and made national headlines 91 years ago this past week. (Hint… this kind of thing could still happen today.)
Preservation authority Tom Perry from TMCPlace.com then discusses the best ways to preserve and maintain old documents.
That’s this week on Extreme Genes, America’s Family History Show!