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Extreme Genes is a story-driven program about America's hottest hobby of family history research. It features stories of discovery, surprise and reunion with informative expert guests. expert guests.

Extreme Genes is a story-driven program about America's hottest hobby of family history research. It features stories of discovery, surprise and reunion with informative expert guests. expert guests.
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Extreme Genes is a story-driven program about America's hottest hobby of family history research. It features stories of discovery, surprise and reunion with informative expert guests. expert guests.

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English

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Episodes

Episode 237 - Two Experts On Records Of The Poor

5/20/2018
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Host Scott Fisher opens the show with David Allen Lambert, Chief Genealogist of the New England Historic Genealogical Society and AmericanAncestors.org. In Family Histoire News, David talks about the remarkable interview with Cudjo Lewis from the 1930s that recently came to light on “History.” Lewis was the last survivor of the last slave ship, the Clotilda. The guys then discuss the recent controversy surrounding the use of DNA sites to solve a cold case murder. In other crime news, a...

Duration:00:48:18

Episode 236 - Lose A Cemetery? Chicago Native Can Help You / Father And Step Son Make Remarkable DNA Discovery

5/13/2018
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Host Scott Fisher opens the show with David Allen Lambert, Chief Genealogist of the New England Historic Genealogical Society and AmericanAncestors.org. David begins, talking about how he recently had the honor of putting together a genealogy for one of America’s most famous historians, who, it turns out, is related to numerous early American famous writers. He’ll tell you who it is. If you’re Irish, you’ll be interested to learn that you may be related to 14,000 living people! How can that...

Duration:00:49:19

Episode 235 - Photo Detective Maureen Taylor On Dating Pix / “Film Rescue” On Developing Half Century Old Film

5/6/2018
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Host Scott Fisher opens the show with David Allen Lambert, Chief Genealogist of the New England Historic Genealogical Society and AmericanAncestors.org. The guys open the show talking about the discovery of a new type of DNA. What does it do? Will we be testing for it someday? The guys will fill you in. Then, it’s a landmark for our friends at FamilySearch.org. Wait until you hear what it is. David then reveals the story behind his given name, and an incredible meeting with the man he was...

Duration:00:48:19

Episode 234 - The “DNA Painter” Craze Explained / World War I Widow Talks About Her Husband

4/29/2018
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Host Scott Fisher opens the show with David Allen Lambert, Chief Genealogist of the New England Historic Genealogical Society and AmericanAncestors.org. The guys begin with a follow up to David’s big score… obtaining the World War II memorabilia of a Lambert cousin killed in World War II. David explains a find relating to this material he didn’t even know he had. Then, David talks about a great article on Five Family History Scams To Avoid. (It’s a good heads up!) Then hear the story of a...

Duration:00:48:19

Episode 233 - Young Man’s Job: Interviewing World War II Combat Vets Every Day

4/22/2018
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Host Scott Fisher opens the show with David Allen Lambert, Chief Genealogist of the New England Historic Genealogical Society and AmericanAncestors.org. Fisher begins with his personal story of another brick wall coming down thanks to a pair of family DNA kits. And this one goes back quite a ways! David then shares the story of a woman who took a DNA test and learned, in her 30s, that Dad was not her father! You’ll be as shocked as she and her parents were to learn who he really was. (Yes,...

Duration:00:48:19

Episode 232 - Cousins All: The Black O’Kelleys And The White O’Kelleys

4/15/2018
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Host Scott Fisher opens the show with David Allen Lambert, Chief Genealogist of the New England Historic Genealogical Society and AmericanAncestors.org. David begins by updating everyone on the World War II footlocker he just received that had once belonged to a Lambert third cousin, who died in the war. David then shares the news of a court ruling concerning Rhode Island Colonial records that were being offered for sale on eBay. Hear what the judge had to say about that. Then, a...

Duration:00:48:19

Episode 231 - David’s Big Scores / DNA Specialist Paul Woodbury With Tips On Corresponding With DNA Matches

4/8/2018
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Host Scott Fisher opens the show with David Allen Lambert, Chief Genealogist of the New England Historic Genealogical Society. David shares the stories behind two recent historic and family historic “gets” he made. They cover two world wars, and each is remarkable in its own right. David then begins Family Histoire News with a remarkable story from England that began with the attempted murder of a baby, and ended with that baby, now in her 80s, learning the identity of her birth family...

Duration:00:48:18

Episode 230 - State “Archive In The Attic” Project Nets World War I Family History Gold

4/1/2018
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Host Scott Fisher opens the show with David Allen Lambert, Chief Genealogist of the New England Historic Genealogical Society and AmericanAncestors.org. Fisher, who is struggling with a lung infection, is told by David that if the situation gets real bad, there is a place in the world that he should not go to. That’s because it is illegal to die there! Hear where that place is and why the law exists. Next, a New York Times story explains how it was determined at what point in time,...

Duration:00:48:20

Episode 229 - Fisher and David Share RootsTech Highlights/ Woman’s RootsTech Miracle

3/25/2018
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Host Scott Fisher opens the episode with David Allen Lambert, Chief Genealogist of the New England Historic Genealogical Society and AmericanAncestors.org. David begins Family Histoire News with the story of an Australia woman and her discovery of a message in a bottle. But this one was highly unusual! Hear what it was. Then, the recent inclement weather in the northeast has yielded the remains of a Revolutionary War era boat. David has the details. Sticking with the water theme, a...

Duration:00:48:18

Episode 162 REWIND - “The Legal Genealogist” On Divorce in the 19th Century

3/18/2018
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Host Scott Fisher opens the show with David Allen Lambert, Chief Genealogist of the New England Historic Genealogical Society and AmericanAncestors.org. The guys begin by discussing how DNA has tied the 300-year-old remains of a baby boy to his well known father. Then David shares news of a Spanish woman… age 62… who has given birth to a baby girl! You’ll be amazed by her story. Next, they’ll have the story of a pair of World War I soldiers whose bodies have only recently been recovered....

Duration:00:48:19

Episode 228 - “Fairy Hole” Family Legend Spreads Through Generations / Ron Fox On Odd Places To Find Family Photos

3/11/2018
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Host Scott Fisher opens the show with David Allen Lambert, Chief Genealogist of the New England Historic Genealogical Society and AmericanAncestors.org. David opens “Family Histoire News” with the story of a woman who discovered a relative’s business card from over a century ago and the adventure it has led her on. Then, the guys talk about the recent discovery of a lock of George Washington’s hair. Hear how it was found, and why it is believed to be authentic. Next, a baby has defied 48...

Duration:00:48:19

Episode 227 - Woman Shares Joy Over Find Of Ancestral Civil War Letters

3/4/2018
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Host Scott Fisher opens the show with David Allen Lambert, Chief Genealogist of the New England Historic Genealogical Society and AmericanAncestors.org. The guys talk about their first experiences with their genealogy “trading cards.” Then, they kick around two February holidays, including their interactions with US presidents and the growing problem of flowers stolen from cemeteries for Valentines Day! Next, it’s another self written obituary that has drawn the attention of the world....

Duration:00:48:19

Episode 226 - Black History Month: Advances In African American Research / 199 Cemeteries To See Before You Die!

2/25/2018
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Host Scott Fisher opens the show with David Allen Lambert, Chief Genealogist of the New England Historic Genealogical Society and AmericanAncestors.org. The guys begin by talking about the participation of dead people in the recent Eagles Superbowl victory parade. Hear what that was all about! Then, “Cheddarman,” an ancient Brit, has had a DNA test which reveals something previously unknown about the early English. The guys then discuss the 2020 Census questions that are now emerging. Some...

Duration:00:48:18

Episode 225 - Got A Witch In Your Background? Here’s How To Research Her (or Him!) / The Archive Lady Returns With More Amazing Finds And Tips For Your Visit

2/18/2018
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Host Scott Fisher opens the show with David Allen Lambert, Chief Genealogist of the New England Historic Genealogical Society and AmericanAncestors.org. The guys begin with the story of a woman who recently visited her attic and discovered ancestral letters written home from the battlefields of the Civil War. Get the details. Then, a 425 year old letter has been discovered, and you won’t believe where. David explains. Then, the guys talk about the Search Angels of Facebook who are there to...

Duration:00:48:19

Episode 224 - CeCe Moore Talks DNA & “Finding Your Roots”

2/11/2018
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Host Scott Fisher opens the show with David Allen Lambert, Chief Genealogist of the New England Historic Genealogical Society and AmericanAncestors.org. The guys spend some time gushing over a new, free toy that everyone can play with… DNAPainter.com. This new site makes the task of chromosome mapping a copy-and-paste snap. Hear what the guys have to say about it. Then it’s news of the parting of an American World War II icon. Find out who passed and her impact on America. David then...

Duration:00:48:19

Episode 223 - Thomas MacEntee & The DNA Do Over / Newspaper Runaway Ads And What They Tell Us

2/4/2018
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Host Scott Fisher opens the show with David Allen Lambert, Chief Genealogist of the New England Historic Genealogical Society and AmericanAncestors.org. The guys open Family Histoire News with the horrifying story of a mix up at a funeral home. Listen to hear what happened. Then, it’s an interesting list of misconceptions about the 1918 flu pandemic. David, who lost a relative in this world wide event, shares a few items on the list. Then, it appears that the last ship to bring slaves to...

Duration:00:48:18

Episode 222 - DNA: The Need For Testing Cousins / New Genie TV Show On The Way

1/28/2018
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Host Scott Fisher opens the show with Jessica Taylor, founder and president of Legacy Tree Genealogists. Jessica is part of a group of genealogical businesses that is sponsoring a contest at RootsTech this year that could score you some amazing family history products. (Yes, including DNA kits!) Then, David Allen Lambert , Chief Genealogist of the New England Historic Genealogical Society and AmericanAncestors.org, shares some “family histoire news.” He tells two tales from the ashes…...

Duration:00:48:18

Episode 221 - Expert Gloria Merchant Talks Pirate Research / Tom Perry On Fair Pricing For Digitizing

1/21/2018
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Host Scott Fisher opens the show with David Allen Lambert, Chief Genealogist of the New England Historic Genealogical Society and AmericanAncestors.org. Fisher shares with David his recent discovery that an ancestor, William Downs, sailed with the “King of Pirates,” Henry Every, in the late 17th century. David then moves on to “Family Histoire News,” with world of a Connecticut town filled with Scottish “Lords and Ladies.” Why is this? He’ll explain. Then, a man is helping local...

Duration:00:48:19

Episode 220 - The New Year In the New York Genealogical and Biographical Society / The Legal Genealogist Anticipates 2018 In DNA and Records

1/14/2018
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Host Scott Fisher opens the show with David Allen Lambert, Chief Genealogist of the New England Genealogical and Biographical Society and AmericanAncestors.org. Fisher starts by talking about new discoveries concerning his pirate ancestor, William Downs. Then David shares his first project of the new year… a New Years challenge that has gone viral… #AncestorChallege2018. Hear what it’s all about. David then has the latest on the world’s oldest person. He’ll tell you how old she is and...

Duration:00:48:18

Episode 100 Classic Rewind - DNA Shock: Nine Siblings, Eight Genetic Fathers, One Mother, One Dad

1/7/2018
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It’s one of the most remarkable family history stories we’ve ever had on the show! Hear what one man’s family had to face after an accident, family interviews, the removal of hair from a corpse at a funeral home, and DNA tests! Fisher opens the show with David Allen Lambert with news about a reunion of a daughter and mother, separated by the Nazis in World War II. They’ll have the details. Then David talks about a new discovery that may shed light on the fate of the settlers at Roanoke,...

Duration:00:50:56

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