Extreme Genes - America's Family History and Genealogy Radio Show & Podcast

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Extreme Genes is a genealogy show hosted by Fisher. Fisher has 30+ years of radio experience and has had a passion for genealogy since he was a teen. On Extreme Genes Fisher sets out to educate the audience on resources and techniques for completing any gaps found in your family tree. Each week Fisher interviews national experts in the field of genealogy as well as news related to all of our genealogy. Be sure to visit ExtremeGenes.com for all the latest on the show.

Location:

United States

Description:

Extreme Genes is a genealogy show hosted by Fisher. Fisher has 30+ years of radio experience and has had a passion for genealogy since he was a teen. On Extreme Genes Fisher sets out to educate the audience on resources and techniques for completing any gaps found in your family tree. Each week Fisher interviews national experts in the field of genealogy as well as news related to all of our genealogy. Be sure to visit ExtremeGenes.com for all the latest on the show.

Language:

English

Contact:

1-234-56-GENES (4363


Episodes

Episode 448 - Accused and Hanged Witches and the Connecticut Exoneration Bills

2/6/2023
Host Scott Fisher opens the show with David Allen Lambert, Chief Genealogist of the New England Historic Genealogical Society and AmericanAncestors.org. Fisher reveals David’s latest honor as a historian. Then, David shares his excitement over a gift he is receiving… a Bible gifted to a World War I soldier by a minister that caught a bullet that saved the man’s life. David has much more to say about it. Fisher next talks about a unique document he located tied to a relative jailed for...

Duration:00:44:16

Episode 447 - Artificial Intelligence Comes To Family History / The Holocaust DNA Reunion Project Is Underway

1/30/2023
Host Scott Fisher opens the show with David Allen Lambert, Chief Genealogist of the New England Historic Genealogical Society and AmericanAncestors.org. The guys devote the entire first segment to a new artificial intelligence tool that is making headlines, ChatGPT. Fisher test drove it for family history possibilities and shares what he learned… with a combination of excitement, concern, and fascination. You’ll want to hear this. Then, over two segments, Jennifer Mendelsohn and Adina...

Duration:00:44:16

Episode 446 - Finding Your Roots... Tech... What's Ahead for the TV Show and this Year's Conference

1/23/2023
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....

Duration:00:44:16

Episode 445 - Pair Of DeWitt Descendants LITERALLY Dig Up Their Ancestor

1/16/2023
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 taking a deep breath over the crazy two part guest interview has in line for the show. A pair of eighth cousins… also eighth cousins to Fisher… who have exhumed the remains of their name line immigrant ancestor, Tjerck Claessen DeWitt, who died in 1700 in Kingston, New York, and his wife and two children. David then shares...

Duration:00:44:11

Episode 444 - Starting The Year With “Fresh Eyes” / The Ideal Winter Project: Ancestor Photo Albums

1/9/2023
Host Scott Fisher opens the show with David Allen Lambert, Chief Genealogist of the New England Historic Genealogical Society and AmericanAncestors.org. The guys talk about holiday break projects they undertook, and a super remarkable find of Fisher’s that will lead to next week’s show. David then shares a fun formula for determining your “Royal” name. (Perfect for parties!) He then talks about a pair of twin sisters, each adopted out separately, who recently found one another after 36 years...

Duration:00:44:13

Episode 423: Classic Rewind - Woman Discovers Late Dad’s “Ordinary Life” Wasn’t So Ordinary After All

1/2/2023
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 how old Roman roads throughout Europe can now be digitally tracked through omnesviae.org. Dave has the story. Then, the last “witch” executed in the Salem Witch Trials has been officially exonerated. Hear who it is and why her status has been adjusted after over 300 years. Utah’s and Arizona’s Lake Powell is...

Duration:00:44:13

Episode 430: Classic Rewind - DNA Match Leads To DNA Testing On Nigeria Trip / DNA And Lineage Societies Today

12/26/2022
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 a remarkable find he recently made in New Hampshire, providing amazing details about his ancestors who were from there. The guys then speak about a frightening story that talks about how enemy states could turn your raw DNA results to custom make poison with which to target your family. Then, National Geographic...

Duration:00:44:14

Episode 443 - Diahan Southard On Hosting New PBS Show On DNA Surprises / Finding Your Polish Ancestry

12/19/2022
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 comparing notes on collecting 19th century family photos. Then, in Family Histoire News, word is now out that YOU can be featured in the upcoming year on Finding Your Roots on PBS with friend-of-the-show Dr. Henry Louis Gates. Hear more about it. Next, a new census is indexed and out for Scotland! David has details. In Utah,...

Duration:00:44:08

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

12/12/2022
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,...

Duration:00:44:12

Fisher’s Top Tips #410r

12/7/2022
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:00:00:41

Episode 441 - “We Can Do It!” Who Was the Real Woman Behind “Rosie the Riveter?”

12/5/2022
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 show with a couple of amazing discoveries they each made in the past week. For Fisher, it was the secret marriage of his uncle in 1927, ten months before the couple publicly married, with no one any the wiser! For David, it was the employment records of his great grandfather in England which led him to the ancestor’s date...

Duration:00:44:13

Fisher’s Top Tips #409r

12/3/2022
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:00:00:46

Fisher’s Top Tips #408r

11/30/2022
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:00:00:48

Episode 440 - Quilt Of Souls: Quilting Traditions And Secrets Of The Enslaved, “How I Got Here” Participants Talk About The Experience

11/28/2022
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 news about DNA expert and friend-of-the-show, Diahan Southard, who has landed a hosting role on a new PBS series on DNA and secrets! Fisher and David then talk about some fun recent finds before moving on to “Family Histoire News.” First up… America’s oldest person just celebrated another birthday with her 90-YEAR-OLD...

Duration:00:44:14

Fisher’s Top Tips #407r

11/26/2022
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:00:00:47

Fisher’s Top Tips #406r

11/23/2022
Want to find rare family photos, family Bibles, and who knows what else? Fisher suggests that you try tracing forward!

Duration:00:00:54

Episode 268: Classic Rewind - The Great Migration Project Hits 30 Years / Fisher Visits With GMP Director Robert Charles Anderson

11/21/2022
At this time of year we’re thinking Thanksgiving and the early colonial ancestors, so we’ve chosen this classic rewind from 2019, which features guest Robert Charles Anderson of the Great Migration Project. 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 their “Family Histoire News” with the story of a family that has been in the same unique business for 400 years! Hear...

Duration:00:44:13

Fisher’s Top Tips #405r

11/19/2022
Believe it or not, Fisher HATED history as a kid. How he came to love it can work for your child or grandchild, too.

Duration:00:00:46

Fisher’s Top Tips #404r

11/16/2022
Fisher shares a simple strategy for growing your ancestral photo archive.

Duration:00:00:48

Episode 439 - The Wife Of Pirate "Captain Kidd," Native American History Month And Researching Native Roots

11/14/2022
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 touching story of a 90-year-old woman whose service recalls her Jewish schoolmates who died in the Holocaust. Hear what she’s doing. Then, a man who was raised in Australia has learned that shocking truth about his origins. Hear how he sadly just missed coming to know his birth mother who sought him out throughout her...

Duration:00:44:13