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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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1-234-56-GENES (4363


Episodes

Episode 248 - New Book May Connect Your Ancestors To Royalty / Listener Gives Fisher New Info On His Pirate Ancestor

8/19/2018
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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 with the tale of a harbor master from Maine whose recent DNA results have led him to close family back in Ireland. Hear what he learned about his own story. Then, it was quite a shock for entertainer Marvin Humes on Britain’s “Who Do You Think You Are!” Humes has learned that his black ancestor was a slave holder. Hear more...

Duration:00:48:18

Episode 247 - Edison’s Great Grandson Talks Thomas Edison- His Legacy, And Family Stories

8/12/2018
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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 talks about his recent lecture that gave him the opportunity to shoot World War II era guns with World War II vets. Family Histoire News begins with a summary of Olivia Coleman’s recent experience on “Who Do You Think You Are?” in England. Hear what ethnicity makes her now feel a little less “ordinary.” Then, it’s the story of a food...

Duration:00:48:24

Episode 246 - Fisher & Woodbury Talk How To Manage Your DNA Data & Accounts

8/5/2018
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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 with a story about the longest ongoing family reunion in the world. It started in the 1850s and has gone on every year since. Hear the wheres and whos. David then tells the story about the recent discovery of the remains of the Governor of Virginia at Jamestown who died in 1627. At least, that’s who they THINK he is!...

Duration:00:48:24

Episode 206 CLASSIC REWIND - Fisher Visits With Tuskegee Airman / Tom Talks Wet Photo Rescue

7/29/2018
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Host Scott Fisher opens the show with David Allen Lambert, the Chief Genealogist of the New England Historic Genealogical Society and AmericanAncestors.org. Fisher opens the show talking about another family history related 19th century eBay find and the amazing place it came from. David then shares a story about an article that mourns the loss of old, hand me down recipes in Hurricane Harvey. There’s a new “oldest man in the world!” David will tell you who is he, where he lives, and just...

Duration:00:48:24

Episode 245 - Fisher Talks With “The Good Cemeterian”

7/22/2018
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Host Scott Fisher opens the show with the Chief Genealogist of the New England Historic Genealogical Society and AmericanAncestors.org, David Allen Lambert. The guys begin with a story from the Ukraine, where an 87-year-old man is being recognized as having, perhaps, the largest number of descendants for a living person in the world! Wait til you hear the figure! Then, a family in China is concerned. They’ve been in the taxidermy business for five generations, and they’re looking for who...

Duration:00:48:24

Episode 244 - Meet The Driveway Sisters- And They Didn’t Even Know It! / Property Records May Hold Keys To Breakthroughs

7/15/2018
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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. The guys begin Family Histoire News with the story of a remarkable new find… a type of xray that can reveal the image beneath the damage on a daguerreotype photo. (See ExtremeGenes.com.) Then, the guys tell the story of a DNA match that led a 79-year-old adoptee to her 100-year-old mother! Next, David tells about an 8,000-year-old iron age...

Duration:00:48:24

Episode 176 CLASSIC EPISODE - Organization Reunites Purple Hearts With Vets and Families / Oscar Hammerstein III On His Family Research And Rodgers & Hammerstein

7/8/2018
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Fisher opens the show with David Allen Lambert, Chief Genealogist of the New England Historic Genealogical Society and AmericanAncestors.org. David shares news of the identification of a casualty of Pearl Harbor whose remains have finally been returned home. Next, the guys talk about the 125th anniversary of Ellis Island and tell you where to find a quick video history of the place that many our ancestors passed through in coming to America. Fisher then shares a fun and wonderful obituary...

Duration:00:48:24

Episode 243 - Man Gifted 281-Year-Old Family-Tied Ring Tells His Story / Blogger Amy Johnson Crow On 52 Ancestors In 52 Weeks

7/1/2018
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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 begins by sharing another family treasure find on eBay. He describes the item he will soon receive. David opens Family Histoire News with the story of two women in their 70s whose DNA tests revealed they were switched at birth! David then notes a story that the Chinese are now using DNA to learn their own Asian origins. Next, the guys...

Duration:00:48:24

Episode 242 - Dr. Scott Woodward Talks Renting & Selling DNA, Getting Your Ancestors’ DNA Profiles From Old Envelopes, And More

6/24/2018
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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 talking about Massachusetts’ recent efforts to restore colonial era mile markers, some of which date back to the early 18th century. Next, a 280-year-old “mourning ring,” found in a New England garden in 1949 is now in the hands of a descendant. Hear this remarkable story. Then, hear how an adoptee, born in...

Duration:00:48:24

Episode 241 - Sons Of American Revolution Partnership Revealing New Insight On American Revolution From British Side

6/17/2018
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Host Scott Fisher opens the show with David Allen Lambert, Chief Genealogist of the New England Historic Society. David notes the 74th anniversary of the D-Day invasion of France, the turning point of World War II. Leading off Family Histoire News, Fisher and David discuss the recently discovered hacking of MyHeritage.com and the impact it is likely to have on the industry. Then, scientists are interested in renting or buying your DNA! David will explain. Fisher then shares a new find...

Duration:00:48:24

Episode 240 - New World War I Centennial Presence at FamilySearch / Couple Takes On German Surname Jigsaw Puzzle

6/10/2018
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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 and David first talk about the impact, so far, of the new EU privacy law, best known as GDPR. At least a couple of important sites are no longer functioning as a result. Hear what they are. Next, an article is speculating that one of the major serial killer cases of the 1960s may be next up on the GEDMatch crime solving list. You...

Duration:00:48:24

Episode 239 - Cece Moore on Solved Cold Case Using DNA / Cece Moore on Ethics of Using Genealogical DNA for Solving Crime

6/3/2018
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Host Scott Fisher opens the show with David Allen Lambert, Chief Genealogist of the New England Historic Genealogical Society. The guys begin with a brief look at how the new EU privacy law, “GDPR,” is affecting the genealogy world. Next, most genealogists have found connections to royalty, which has increased interest in the recent royal wedding. As such, the guys delve into the sacrifices Meghan Markle is having to make to become a member of the Royal Family. (It suddenly doesn’t sound...

Duration:00:48:19

Episode 238 - Woodbury Has Concerns About GEDMatch And Cold Cases / The Virtual Genealogical Society Is Here!

5/27/2018
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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 first shares a fascinating find… he and a distant cousin share DNA from one of his more historic ancestors. Hear how he plans to take advantage of the find. Then, in Family Histoire News, the guys talk about how baseball Hall of Fame pitcher, Jim Palmer, recently discovered a lot about himself through a DNA test. Find out what he now...

Duration:00:48:19

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 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