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Episode 179 – Fisher & Lambert On RootsTech Highlights / Immigrant Ancestors and Their Social Security Records



Host Scott Fisher talks about a new discovery concerning Abraham Lincoln, a veteran of the Black Hawk War. Hear about Mary Todd Lincoln’s government request concerning her husband’s service. David begins his spotlight on Melanie McComb’s “The Shamrock Genealogist” https://theshamrockgenealogist.blogspot.com/ blog  a new youth blog for young genealogists, The NextGen Genealogy Network http://www.tnggn.org/

The guys are fresh off the four day RootsTech conference in Salt Lake City, Utah, so David sticks around (starts at 10:38) as they cover some of the things they learned there, including at least one major announcement by a major company, the new FamilySearch Discovery Center at Salt Lake’s Family History Library and David’s take on Living DNA among many other highlights.

Then (starts at 24:16), Kate Eakman, Senior Researcher for LegacyTree.com visits with Fisher about your immigrant ancestors and what you may find in their Social Security records. It’s a source you may not have thought about!