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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 203 - Microfilm Gives Way To Digital At Family History Library / Dealing With Slave Holder Ancestors

8/21/2017
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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 word of new progress coming in the War of 1812 Project. Having been delayed for a time, the Federation of Genealogical Societies begins the next phase of noting our ancestors’ service in that war soon. Hear all about it. Then, it’s word of the passing of the world’s oldest man, who had an amazing...

Duration: 00:48:19


Classic Rewind: Episode 184 - Why DNA Test Seniors First, and Other DNA Questions / GeneaMusings Blogger Randy Seaver On His Genealogy Go Over

8/14/2017
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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 man who claims to descend from a King of Wales in the 6th century, and says he is next in line to become the successor of Queen Elizabeth II! Then, David shares the story about the discovery of a large number of 18th century coffins in Philadelphia. And, yes, there are dead people in them! Hear how this...

Duration: 00:48:19


Episode 202 - “The Great Grandfather That Never Was” / “The Archive Lady” On What You Might Find Behind Closed Doors

8/7/2017
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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 the conversation with word of a milestone achieved by MyHeritage.com (one of the show’s sponsors). MyHeritage now has 8 billion records in their SuperSearch archives! David then reveals how a search for what do to with old pants pulled up a story about the discovery of the world’s oldest known trousers… from 3,000 years ago!...

Duration: 00:48:18


Episode 202 - SAR President General Talks Revolution / Breakthrough! Name Change? No Birth Town? No Problem!

7/31/2017
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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 talk about the new World War II thriller “Dunkirk,” which Fisher has seen and David has not. From talking to friends who also saw the flick, Fisher has one observation for couples to consider. Hear what that is. David then congratulates AJ Jacobs on his soon-to-be released book which is coming out in November. Get the...

Duration: 00:48:19


Episode 200 - America’s First “Mug Shots” Can Now Be Seen / How Court Records Can Answer A Lot Of Very Old Questions

7/24/2017
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It’s Extreme Genes’ fourth anniversary month, and this week’s episode is number 200! Host Scott Fisher opens this landmark show with David Allen Lambert, Chief Genealogist of the New England Historic Genealogical Society and AmericanAncestors.org. Fisher first shares a touching story of how a group of Florida women recently made a bet concerning their DNA tests, and how she won the pool. (Hint: The bigger prize was finding her birth family… Fisher’s cousins!) David then shares recent...

Duration: 00:48:19


Episode 199 - Paul Woodbury on DNA Controversy / NexGen Invites Young Genealogists

7/17/2017
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Host Scott Fisher opens the Extreme Genes 4th anniversary show with David Allen Lambert, Chief Genealogist for the New England Historic Genealogical Society and AmericanAncestors.org. David reports from Knoxville where he is part of a convention of the Sons of the American Revolution. David then congratulates Fisher on a remarkable new adventure for him. Listen to the show to find out it is. David then reveals a terrific new source being released jointly by NEHGS and the General...

Duration: 00:48:19


Episode 161 - Instant Classic Rewind/CNBC's Bill Griffeth on The Stranger in My Genes

7/10/2017
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This week, it’s an Extreme Genes Instant Classic Rewind from October of 2016! Fisher opens the show with David Allen Lambert, Chief Genealogist of the New England Historic Genealogical Society and AmericanAncestors.org. Fisher and David talk about the top stories of the week, including the washing ashore of Civil War cannonballs in South Carolina by Hurricane Matthew; the return of remains of a World War II vet to his hometown; the 105th birthday of the cub reporter who announced the...

Duration: 00:48:19


Episode 198 - Kansas Woman On How To Grave Witch / Southern Cousins Attempt to ID All 45 Of Ancestor’s Children!

6/30/2017
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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 is fresh back from Scotland where he made an incredible genealogical discovery. Hear what it is. The guys then exchange stories about their Revolutionary ancestors in anticipation of Independence Day. Then, it is a major announcement from FamilySearch.org that has everybody talking. It’s an important one. Next, David reveals the...

Duration: 00:48:19


Episode 197 - ReclaimTheRecords.org And Freedom Of Information Act Requests For Genealogical Records

6/26/2017
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Fisher opens this week’s show with David Allen Lambert, Chief Genealogist of the New Historic Genealogical Society and AmericanAncestors.org. David reports from his research trip to Scotland. David opens the show with the story of a New York genealogist who has been there to help poor folks prove their relationship to rich folks to gain a piece of their estate once they’ve died. But this genealogist has run into a bit of trouble. Hear what has happened. Then, a cemetery in Topeka, Kansas...

Duration: 00:48:18


Episode 196 - Fisher Visits With Actress Heather Lind from AMC’s TURN- Washington’s Spies

6/19/2017
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Host Scott Fisher and David Allen Lambert, Chief Genealogist of the New England Historic Genealogical Society open the show. Fisher opens the conversation talking about how he had the difficult position of having to inform a neighbor, after examining a DNA result, that her father was not her birth father. It’s never an easy thing to reveal, but even worse during Father’s Day week. David then talks about a fascinating feature at Green-Wood Cemetery in Brooklyn, New York… a tomb that...

Duration: 00:48:18


Episode 195 - Most Common DNA Questions, Part 2

6/12/2017
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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. The guys begin with a story about a family that chose a very funny Hallmark birthday card for their father. But a close examination of the photo on the card caused their jaws to drop! Find out why. Then, David tells us about an organization called “Reclaim the Records.” It’s a non-profit that’s out there using Freedom of...

Duration: 00:48:19


Episode 194 - Buying Your Childhood Or Ancestral Homes, The Ups & Downs; Maureen Taylor on Spring Cleaning Your Photo Collection

6/5/2017
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Host Scott Fisher opens the show with David Allen Lambert, Chief Genealogist of the New England Historic Genealogical Society. David begins “Family Histoire News” with a story from Germany that should serve as a warning to anybody who buys military related memorabilia at a flea market. Then, it’s the story of a group of guys who posed for a picture in 1966, only to recreate it five decades later. Hear all about it. Then, it’s been a remarkable journey for an 88-year-old Holocaust survivor...

Duration: 00:48:19


Episode 193 - Toddler Returned To Family As 1964 Kidnap Victim Learns He Is Not Parents’ Son. CeCe Moore Helps “Paul Fronczak” Find His True Identity

5/29/2017
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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 “Family Histoire News” with the story of an ancient Roman epitaph that’s been discovered. Hear the remarkable translation. Then, it’s an incredible reunion over four decades in the making thanks to a MyHeritage.com DNA test. It’s the “hit” two parties were waiting for. David next shares the story of an entire country that now...

Duration: 00:48:20


Episode 192 - Perfectly Preserved 19th Century Child Found in Back Yard, Identified and Reburied With Dignity

5/22/2017
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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, revealing David’s growing fan club, from which one member deemed him the “Paul McCartney of genealogy!” Fisher then delves into the ransomware attacks that are currently sweeping the world and gives advice on how to protect your data. (One item: Get rid of XP!) Then Fisher and David talk about a historic Jewish synagogue in...

Duration: 00:48:20


Episode 191 - Project 2020, Celebrating the Pilgrims’ 400th/ Hooking Your Kids On Family History

5/15/2017
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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 “Family Histoire News” talking about the recent organization of a descendant organization for one of the passengers on the Mayflower. Find out who this group is about and if you might want to be a part of it. David then reveals major record release announcements from two major companies. Hear what’s coming your way! Then, word...

Duration: 00:49:19


Episode 190 - The Pluses and Minuses of Mitochondrial DNA Testing / A Big Fat Greek Genealogy Experience

5/8/2017
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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 shares some great stories this week, including one about a family that found a funeral home had dressed the wrong corpse in their mother’s clothes, a man who found his father’s and uncle’s letters homes from World War II on eBay, and the story of a Saxon king whose remains may have been found under a tennis court! (Here we go again!)...

Duration: 00:49:19


Episode 189 - Kansas City Woman Rediscovers Her Father’s Voice / Which Of The Major Websites Best Fits Your Research?

5/1/2017
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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 & David talk about a unique couple of book pages, dating back to the early 20th century, passed down by Fisher’s cousin. These two pages feature a man and a woman, and a special warning based on their appearance. Hear what it is in the podcast. The guys next discuss why it is, should you visit your ancestor’s grave in Edinburgh,...

Duration: 00:49:19


Episode 188 - The Epidemics That Claimed Our Ancestors / NEHGS Catholic Record Project Progress Update

4/24/2017
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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 reports from on the road in Colonial Williamsburg and begins Family Histoire News with a story from Belgium about the recent discovery of the remains of a soldier from New Zealand who died in World War I. Then, hear about a renowned genealogist who recently passed who received the Order of Canada for his unique work on behalf of that...

Duration: 00:49:19


Episode 187 - Michigan Woman Seeks To Join TEN Lineage Societies This Year / DNA Trends You’ll Want To Know About

4/17/2017
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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 a story that Oregon is looking at reversing an 1845 law that outlaws dueling! Then, the Duchess of Cornwall is looking at buying back an ancestral home. Next, there’s woman who is apparently still receiving her father’s war pension… from the CIVIL War! And finally, David discusses his plans to...

Duration: 00:50:18


Episode 186 - Fisher & Lambert On “Rent A Grave” In Europe / Ancestry’s Genetic Communities

4/10/2017
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Host Scott Fisher opens the show with David Allen Lambert, Chief Genealogist of the New England Historic Genealogy Society. David opens Family Histoire News with the story of a World War II veteran in his 90s who has won the lottery in Ohio. Then, Fisher spins the “Wheel of Wherever,” which leads to several stories from the UK, including the passing of a 93-year-old World War II vet, and a very strange twist involving his family. Also, hear the announcement of the sale offering of UK’s...

Duration: 00:49:19

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