Fisher opens the show with some fascinating “Family Histoire” news. First, Spain is embracing its Sephardic Jewish heritage which was driven out by the Spanish Inquisition in 1492. They are opening doors to all who can prove their Sephardic lineage, resulting in Jews around the world researching their Spanish heritage. Then, it was an amazing discovery, just in time for the 150th anniversary of the conclusion of the Civil War. A Virginia minister made the find after being asked to memorialize a slave, the only civilian killed at the last big battle of the Civil War at Appomattox Court House. Wait until you hear what he learned about her!
Then, super-blogger Randy Seaver of Geneamusings joins the show to talk about crowdsourcing your research. It’s an idea he learned can bring free research assistance from anywhere in the world. As usual, Randy has a great story to go along with it. Listen in for the details.
Then, Fisher visits with Cathy Greaves Spurgeon, cousin of the late Theresa Rose Greaves. It’s Cathy’s first radio interview since Fisher found Theresa’s next-of-kin. (She had been missing for 32 years before her remains were recently found in Utah.) Cathy remembers Theresa’s childhood and brings us up to date on how the family is doing through this difficult experience.
Then, Tom Perry from TMCPlace.com answers a listener question on compatibility of your old videos, and how to get them all into the same digital format.
That’s this week on Extreme Genes, America’s Family History Show!