Episode 216 – Former Governor General of Mayflower Society Talks Pilgrims / Three Generation Registers In England
Host Scott Fisher opens the show with David Allen Lambert, Chief Genealogist of the New England Historic Genealogical Society and AmericanAncestors.org. The boys open Family Histoire News talking about the remarkable news that the face of a Scottish “witch” has been recreated. Hear how it was done and little about the woman’s story. Then, David talks about a remarkable discovery in Giza, Egypt in the Great Pyramid. How did they find it? Hear what we know so far. Next, hear about a 13-year-old boy who is counseling people as a volunteer at a research center. Harvard University is digitizing and soon will be releasing a nearly 400 year old collection of New England records. David has the details. David’s blogger spotlight this week shines on Owain Couch at TheGenealogyGuide.com. Owain talks about his ideas on involving children in “the hunt.”
Then, Fisher visits with recent past Governor General of the Mayflower Society, Lea Sinclair Filson. Fisher joined the Society four years ago and talks about the experience while Lea shares some interesting insight into the Pilgrims and their impact on the world as we know it.
Then, Suzanne Earnshaw, a project manager with LegacyTree.com reveals a source for English research that even Fisher wasn’t aware of. The Dade Registers became part of the record landscape in the late 1700s and early 1800s in parts of England. They are often rich in information, including names of three generations of family members, and even occupations. Suzanne tells you where you can access these important records for free.
Then, Tom Perry, the Preservation Authority, answers another listener question about the “RAW” process and why it is important. Tom covers that and a whole lot more.