This episode of Extreme Genes originally aired on 105.7fm 570am KNRS in Salt Lake City on 7/14/13
On the first show of Extreme Genes, Fisher talks about his passion for family history. Discusses how all of European descent come through Charlemagne. (Article here: http://extremegenes.com/?s=
charlemagne.) Talks about discovery of an ancient woman (5,500 years) in British Columbia and her proven living descendants through DNA studies. (Article here: http://extremegenes.com/ living-descendants-tied-to- ancient-native-american- skeletons-in-canada-its-dna- again/) Also addresses the “Story of the Year,” the discovery of the remains of King Richard III under a parking lot in England, the proof again coming through DNA. (Article here: http://extremegenes.com/ instant-classic-the-story-of- a-king-found-under-a-british- parking-lot/)
Fisher visits with Sue Richards of the Fort Douglas Cemetery and Museum in Utah. Discusses records available from cemeteries, including burial records, possible death records, obituaries, military records, etc.
Fisher visits with Sue Richards of the Fort Douglas Cemetery and Museum in Utah about how she found that a former penitentiary warden who was killed in a prisoner escape in 1876 was buried in her cemetery. The cemetery had no record of his burial. The research began with a reporter, who searched for nearly ten years. Sue searched for another year and a half. It was a tiny newspaper account that broke the case. Also spoke about the benefits of searching through http://www.findagrave.
com/. Find out more about searching cemeteries, military records, and even national records at http://www.fortdouglas.org/ .
Fisher talks with Tom Perry, the title sponsor, from TMC, The Multimedia Centers, about preserving old home movies, slides, recording, and using movies to create still photographs! Amazing stuff! Find out more here: http://transferduplication.