Extreme Genes Episode 210 – One Hundred Years Later: Following Your World War I Ancestor / First Keynote Named For RootsTech!
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 kind of story we would all like to be in! It involves a man, his metal detector, and a historic site. Wait until you hear what he found! Then, the remarkable World War II story most people have never heard? how the Japanese bombed Texas, among other places! Find out how they did it? or at least tried. Then, Tom Brady of New England Patriot fame is a California boy. But it hasn’t always been so for the Bradys. New research reveals a familiar place as their first stop after arriving in the United States. David then reveals the recipient of his blogger spotlight this week? GenSpotters.com, who talk about “Dit Names,” additional surnames for French Canadian families.
Next, Fisher visits with Ken Nelson of FamilySearch.org. Ken has been following his grandfather’s journey through the battlefields of World War I. With the United States in the centennial year of our entry into that war, Ken has a lot of great suggestions for anyone looking to research their World War I “Dough Boy.”
Then, Tara Bergeson, Director of Content for RootsTech, tells us all about the upcoming RootsTech 2018. There have been several changes you’re going to want to know about as you plan your trip to Salt Lake City, Utah. Plus, Tara reveals the first keynote speaker for the coming conference!
Then, it is time to talk preservation with Tom Perry from TMCPlace.com. Tom recently received a remarkable email that we can all learn from. Hear what it is and Tom’s response to it.
That’s all this week on Extreme Genes, America’s Family History Show!
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