Episode 442 - Tricks And Tips On Newspaper Research, One Newspaper Find Of The Year!

Episode 442 - Tricks And Tips On Newspaper Research, One Newspaper Find Of The Year!

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 talking about the advancement of technology that allowed him to take data from 40 CD-Roms and store it on one thumb drive! Fisher then reveals his latest find… an odd one… the same photo taken in 1901, but from a different angle at the same moment. In Family Histoire News, David shares the great story of a 1971 kidnap victim, stolen as a baby, who now has been reunited with her family through a DNA test. Then, a project in Fredericksburg is helping tie together African-American families through oral history and DNA. David was salivating at the next story… a son has shared with the world his father’s collection from the 1930s of baseball magazines and autographs. Some of the best to ever play the game granted autographs that were preserved in these magazines which the family will keep as an heirloom.

Fisher then visits with Gena Philibert-Ortega who recently blogged on newspaper research for Genealogy Bank. She and Fisher kick around all kinds of ways to find hidden stories in digitized newspapers.

Well known genie researcher/ lecturer Sunny Morton then joins the show to talk about a newspaper discovery she made that has somewhat tainted a family hero. Hear the story and how she found evidence.

David then returns for another round of Ask Us Anything.

That’s all this week on Extreme Genes, America’s Family History Show!


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