This week’s guest, Nancy Douglas of WriteMeaning.com, talks about the different segments of a person’s handwriting and what that reveals about them. She took samples of five of Fisher’s ancestors, and nothing else, and revealed what those samples told her about them. Fisher then shares what he knows about them, and you can judge how well the stories match up for yourself. Here are the samples discussed in the show:
Can I tell you, the hardest thing about being a RootsTech Ambassador is trying to decide what you would benefit from the most. For those unable to attend, go back to RootsTech.org and watch the countless videos of the keynotes and other lectures. David Allen Lambert and I will share with you our thoughts on highlights on next week’s show, as this week’s was recorded for the weekend we were at Roots Tech.
It was a big time show!
Davis County, Utah, Sheriff Todd Richardson has presented Extreme Genes host, Scott Fisher, with the Department’s first “Citizen Excellence Award,” for Fisher’s extensive research to locate the next of kin of murder victim, Theresa Rose Greaves. After missing for 32 years, Greaves body was discovered in February. Fisher’s work resulted in many dead ends before locating cousins, and then a half-brother in April of this year. Sheriff Richardson credits Fisher’s skills with saving the department months of work. The award was presented at a special banquet at which numerous members of Sheriff Richardson’s team were recognized for outstanding accomplishments.
Fisher commented, “It was humbling just to be in the same room with these true heroes of the community.” The investigation into Theresa’s murder continues, and as a result her remains have not yet been returned to the family members, who are patiently waiting. Fisher’s efforts brought him national attention including this article in People:
Here is the info you’ve been waiting for. (Click below.) We hope you’ll come join us next September as we cruise where your ancestors lived… from Boston through New England and Nova Scotia! On cruising days, David Allen Lambert and I will lecture on some great genealogical topics. Sign up now by calling Robin Anderson at Columbus Travel. 1-800-373-3328, x1010. Ask for the Extreme Genes Family History Cruise on Royal Caribbean.
Everyone of us has some family history Holy Grail out there. For 24 years, I have been aware that a ancient Fisher family Bible existed… at least HAD existed. In tracking forward from my great-great grandfather through one particular branch of his descendants, I knew where the Bible should have ended up. The single man in California I thought should have it shared some treasures with me back in 1991, but he was unaware of any such item being in his possession. Recently, I learned he passed away over a year ago. I located the person who handled his personal possessions and found out she had his family memorabilia. The box he left it in had cluttered her home since his death, and she was thrilled to ship the entire box to me. But before she did, she made it clear… there was no Bible. As you’ll see from the photos, there were daguerreotype and ambrotype photos, old letters, and… she was wrong… the family PAGES from the Bible, which had been removed from the book decades ago and placed in a folder! They date back to the 1840s, and my name line immigrant ancestor. The man in the photo with me is photo expert Ron Fox, who joined me for the opening of the box. Fisher
Great to be back, Genis! Wife Julie and I had a phenomenal time in the New York City area. We visited three cemeteries, a library, two historical societies, and the New York Genealogical and Biographical Society. There were many highlights:
1) Being shown the 18th Century sword of my Hide family ancestors of Fairfield, Connecticut.
2) Being shown the 1608 Bible brought from England by immigrant ancestor Humphrey Hide.
3) Discovering a new photo of my great grandfather… on the face of the gold pocket watch he gave to his mistress around 1890!
4) Visiting the grave of a Revolutionary soldier ancestor, Samuel Downs, in Mahopac Falls, New York, near Carmel.
5) Seeing the 1838 Philadelphia-style pumper of the New York City Veteran Firemen’s Association pulled by my great grandfather (and many others) in the 1886 parade celebrating the dedication of the Statue of Liberty and the inaugural parade of President Grover Cleveland in 1885.
6) Sitting at David Letterman’s desk with my wife Julie in the guest chair in the Ed Sullivan Theater, where I went to rehearsals of the Ed Sullivan Show with my father, the music arranger for the Sullivan Show, in the ’60s and early ’70s. Yes… family history!
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