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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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United States

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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 259 - World War II Marine Recalls HER Days In The Service / “Cousin Fishing” Pays Off For Excited Genie

11/11/2018
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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. Fisher and David begin talking about those men who, through DNA, learn their child is not their child, and the support that is available to them. Then, it’s a fascinating story about loved ones’ ashes and how many, as the urban legend says, actually do end up all over the place… at Disney resorts! Hear how the Disney folks deal with the...

Duration:00:48:19

Fisher’s Top Tips #018 - The Potential Benefit of Swapping Brick Walls

11/10/2018
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Genealogical “brick walls” can last a short time or a lifetime. But have you ever thought of exchanging a brick wall with a research friend? There could be benefits in it for both of you!

Duration:00:00:50

Fisher’s Top Tips #017 - “Dit Names”… What The Heck Are Those?

11/7/2018
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As if genealogy isn’t complicated enough, imagine what it’s like when you find ancestors with more than one surname? It happens more than you think, especially with French Canadian ancestors.

Duration:00:00:56

Episode 258 - Nationally Renowned Storyteller Kim Weitkamp On The Art Of Telling Family Stories

11/4/2018
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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 talking first about genetic genealogist CeCe Moore’s recent appearance on 60 Minutes. Then, speaking of DNA, the guys chat about a woman who recently learned that it wasn’t her father who abandoned her as a child, it was her kidnapper! Then, a Revolutionary War diary, which gives a firsthand account of an...

Duration:00:48:24

Fisher’s Top Tips #016 - Marriage Bonds And What They Can Reveal

11/3/2018
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Recently, Fisher discovered something he hadn’t come upon before… a marriage bond for his name line immigrant ancestors in London. What can marriage bonds tell you? Here’s where to find out!

Duration:00:00:48

Fisher’s Top Tips #015 - What’s Going To Happen To Your Records And Heirlooms When You’re Gone?

10/31/2018
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Once you’ve gone from the land of the researcher to the land of the researched, you no longer control what happens to your heirlooms and research records. Here’s what you can do now!

Duration:00:00:45

Episode 257 - Getting “Sideways” With Your Family- In A Good Way! / Collecting Stories On Ancestral Ocean Crossings

10/28/2018
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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 start off with a great find for the family of Muhammad Ali. Through DNA, a third cousin learned that “The Champ” was a 3rd great grandson of a freed slave whose likeness was used for a very special statue. Find out what it is. Then, a different kind of DNA story. This is the kind where a woman learns she has a half-sister… and that...

Duration:00:48:24

Fisher’s Top Tips #014 - Can’t Find Your Key Record On Line? Try The Old Fashioned Way

10/27/2018
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Have you become reliant on online sites for your key records? If so, you’re missing out on the thrill of the hunt the old fashioned way!

Duration:00:00:49

Fisher’s Top Tips #013 - Got An Ancestor Who Served? Look To Military Records As A Source For Incredible Family Stories

10/24/2018
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Who deserves to have their history recorded more than our veterans? Fisher shares some great places for finding military records and often the stories that can be uncovered through them.

Duration:00:00:42

Episode 256 - Making The Most Out Of Your Ancestry.com DNA Matches / Nice Changes Coming For RootsTech 2019

10/21/2018
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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. Familly Histoire News begins with the story of a Swedish American girl who was playing in a lake in Sweden and made an astonishing discovery. Hear what everyone is so excited about. Then, it’s a new application for DNA. Yes, your deceased loved one’s molecular code can now be part of your tattoos! David explains. Next, a map created by the...

Duration:00:48:24

Fisher’s Top Tips #012 - Got DNA Skills? Become A Search Angel For Others!

10/20/2018
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Adoptees in particular, but many others as well, are looking for answers. If your skilled in the DNA world, you might want to consider helping these folks as a “search angel.”

Duration:00:00:46

Fisher’s Top Tips #011 - Tracing Forward Can Yield Family History Gold

10/17/2018
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Want to find rare family photos, family Bibles, and who knows what else? Fisher suggests that you try tracing forward!

Duration:00:00:46

Episode 255 - How You Can Become A Search Angel / Photo Restoration Ideas

10/14/2018
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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 German roofer who discovered, on a rooftop, a message in a bottle. The message, it turned out, was written in 1930 and had twist that will make your jaw drop! Then the guys talk about a parade that took place in Philadelphia 100 years ago, in 1918, that resulted in the deaths of thousands...

Duration:00:48:24

Fisher’s Top Tips #010- Planning Your Research Trips To Increase Your Chances Of Success

10/13/2018
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Fisher explains the importance of planning your research trips to maximize your results.

Duration:00:00:41

Fisher’s Top Tips #009 - Old Family Stories Are Wonderful Tales…But That’s Often All They Are

10/10/2018
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Fisher talks about investigating your family stories before you pass them along.

Duration:00:00:46

Episode 254 - Bent Prop Project Bringing Home World War II Casualties / Arizona Woman Finds Birth Family, Becomes “Search Angel”

10/7/2018
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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 starts out sharing details of his experience taking a cruise on America’s oldest active naval ship, the USS Constitution. The guys begin Family Histoire News with a note that this past week marked the 100th anniversary of the start of the Meuse Argonne Offensive in World War I. The action led to the end of the war, but cost tens of...

Duration:00:48:24

Fisher’s Top Tips #008 - There Is No Single Expert In Family History Research

10/6/2018
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Fisher explains why virtually all researchers need help from other experts along the way.

Duration:00:00:48

Fisher’s Top Tips #007 - In Researching Your Family Less Is More

10/3/2018
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Fisher shares the math of genealogical research and the importance of focusing in on your goals.

Duration:00:00:47

Episode 253 - A Quarter Million Miles Of New England Stone Walls… Why?! / Maureen Taylor On Photo Fishing At Antique Shows

9/30/2018
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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 share an email sent by a listener who was excited to learn something new about two Scottish ancestors because of a recent guest’s exhaustive study. David then begins “Family Histoire News” with the amazing story of a man who located his birth mother. She then reached out to the birth father, her former high school boy friend. The old spark relit. And you...

Duration:00:48:24

Fisher’s Top Tips #006 - Helping Friends Get Started With The First Fundamental Rule

9/29/2018
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Fisher suggests that when friends ask what they need to do to get started in family history research that you don’t suggest signing up for an on line service… and that you share the first fundamental rule.

Duration:00:00:54