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 David’s recent gift from a relative of an 80-year-old multi-page letter that talks about his wife’s 2x great grandmother who took her first airplane ride at age 100 in 1938. Then, in Family Histoire News, a sunken barge has been found in Michigan that was once Al Capone’s floating speakeasy. David has details. Then, it’s another amazing DNA project involving Viking skeletons from 1676 in Norway. Hear what’s been found. David then shares the incredible story of a Viking woman who visited both America and Rome! And finally, an American institution is headed to the scrapheap. You might not have known it was even still in existence! David will tell you about it.
Then, Fisher visits with Sabin Streeter, Producer of the PBS series "Finding Your Roots." Sabin talks about this season's guests, the impact of the show on past celebrity guests, and how maybe YOU could be a guest next season!
Next, Jen Allen from FamilySearch International talks about the upcoming RootsTech. It's finally going to be live again, along with all the online assets developed during the two pandemic shut down years.
David then rejoins Fisher for a pair of listener questions on Ask Us Anything.
That’s all this week on Extreme Genes, America’s Family History Show!