Fisher opens the show with the story of his third great grandfather. He was a substitute soldier in the War of 1812. Or was he? Listen to the unusual find from the National Archives and you decide. In “Family Histoire News,” Fisher talks about the couple that has probably been married longer than anyone ever. How long was that? Wait til you hear the couple’s ages. A new free site is now available that searches only family history books, county histories, and genealogical newsletters. Fisher will tell you his experience with it and tell you where to get it. A rare photo of Helen Keller is making news, and, in Illinois, if you want to visit a grave on private property, we’ve got good news for you. Be sure to catch the first segment of the show to find out what’s happening in “Family Histoire News!”
In the next segment Jennifer Utley, Research Manager for “Who Do You Think You Are?” visits with Fisher about the new season that starts this weekend on TLC! Jennifer shares some inside info on the show you won’t want to miss.
Then, blogger Kitty Cooper (blog.KittyCooper.com) talks DNA. She’s crazy for it and has a great example of how you can use it to identify which one of many candidates is, in fact, your ancestor. Even if the name is “John Smith!” You might get crazy for DNA too!
And Tom Perry clears the air on editing and making usable your old videos and home movies.
That’s this week on Extreme Genes, America’s Family History Show!