Fisher opens the show with information about the Preserve the Pensions program which is seeking private funding to digitize and make available for free all War of 1812 pension files. In Family Histoire news, Fisher tells of a woman who just turned 106, and you won’t believe her diet staples! Also, blood from Winston Churchill is up for auction. Catch the whole story of where it came from. And, the Danish government and MyHeritage.com are releasing all kinds of “new” old records from Denmark.
In segment two (starts at 9:35), Lindsay Fulton, Genealogist from the New England Historic Genealogical Society in Boston talks about the challenges of navigating the application process of major genealogical societies like the Daughters and Sons of the American Revolution and the Mayflower Society. Want to celebrate your ancestors in this way, or simply have your research validated by independent eyes? Lindsay has some great tips.
Fisher then visits with Isabella Prete, who only started her research journey in the last couple years. And she’s already begun having those experiences that only family historians have. You won’t believe how a Scottish monk stepped in to connect her with living family back in the old country!
And Tom Perry is back with more on preservation. That’s this week on Extreme Genes, America’s Family History Show!