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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.

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

    • Society & Culture
    • 4.6 • 256 Ratings

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.

    Fisher’s Top Tips #017r

    Fisher’s Top Tips #017r

    “Dit Names”… What the Heck Are Those?

    • 1 min
    Fisher’s Top Tips #016r

    Fisher’s Top Tips #016r

    Marriage Bonds and What They Can Reveal

    • 57 sec
    Episode 460 - Ancestry’s Crista Cowan on AI: You’re Already Using It! Plus, Legacy Tree Genealogist’s Ryan Rockwood with a Japanese Research Story

    Episode 460 - Ancestry’s Crista Cowan on AI: You’re Already Using It! Plus, Legacy Tree Genealogist’s Ryan Rockwood with a Japanese Research Story

    Host Scott Fisher opens the show with David Allen Lambert, Chief Genealogist of the New England Historic Genealogical Society and AmericanAncestors.org.  In Family Histoire News, David updates us on the long-running War of 1812 Pension digitization project. Then, hear about how authorities finally figured out what happened to the man who, when he was 16, murdered his parents in 1958 and later escaped from prison. The story involves DNA… and has a twist! The guys then talk about a World War 2 vet who just started having nightmares from his experiences… at age 99!  Smithsonian is carrying an interesting story about steamboat racing in the 19th century. The guys explain. Then, David talks about a strange place that is (essentially) named Hill Hill Hill Hill. He’ll tell you where it is and why it is called that.
     
    Next, Crista Cowan joins the show from Ancestry.com. Crista and Fisher talk about artificial intelligence, how she’s using it, the possibilities she envisions, and (surprise!) the fact you’ve likely already been using it.
     
    Ryan Rockwood then joins the show. He is a Project Manager for sponsor Legacy Tree Genealogists, specializing in Asian research. Hear Ryan’s remarkable story of a Japanese man that settled in Texas over a hundred years ago that tied all his studies together back in college, and how he researched him.
     
    David then returns for Ask Us Anything.

    That’s all this week on Extreme Genes, America’s Family History Show!

    • 44 min
    Fisher’s Top Tips #015r

    Fisher’s Top Tips #015r

    What’s Going to Happen to Your Records and Heirlooms When You’re Gone?

    • 55 sec
    Fisher’s Top Tips #014r

    Fisher’s Top Tips #014r

    Can’t Find Your Key Record on Line? Try the Old-Fashioned Way

    • 58 sec
    Episode 281: Classic Rewind - The Next Generation: Who Will Want Your Family History Stuff? / New: Ask Us Anything on DNA With Paul Woodbury

    Episode 281: Classic Rewind - The Next Generation: Who Will Want Your Family History Stuff? / New: Ask Us Anything on DNA With Paul Woodbury

    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 a big reveal from Fisher about a photo he has sought for 38 years. Next, the guys talk about a DNA result the brought about the breakup of an engaged couple… and not because they are related. Then… anyone want to try to do what the genetic genealogists do in crime fighting? One organization did. Hear who and what they were trying to show. Fisher and David then talk bad news/ good news surrounding the burning of a courthouse in Tennessee.  Next, it’s the story of a woman who is graduating from Georgetown University whose ancestry is well connected to her educational journey. Find out why. David then shines his Blogger Spotlight on Claire Santry of IrishGenealogyNews.com. Claire is passionate in her work and shares a lot of information to help the Irish genealogical researcher.
    Fisher then visits with Amy Johnson Crow, a nationally known genealogist, about why we should all have hope that the next generation really will want your papers, photo collections, and stories. It’s an encouraging conversation!
    Then, Tammy and Kyle Mullen join Fisher to talk about the project that fell into their laps concerning their New York town’s World War I soldiers. It’s the type of project anyone could take on for their town and on any subject. Find out what they’ve done.
    Fisher wraps up the show with another Ask Us Anything conversation (in two parts), this time on DNA. Paul Woodbury, DNA specialist with Legacy Tree Genealogists, handles the queries.
    That’s all this week on Extreme Genes, America’s Family History Show!

    • 44 min

Customer Reviews

4.6 out of 5
256 Ratings

256 Ratings

P. Farrell ,

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Excellent podcast. I look forward to it every Monday after leaving work.

VickiDAM ,

Love podcast

Love your podcast! Thank you both.

Sal D . ,

Best Family History Podcast

I been listening to this podcast for years. I am glad I found it when I first began my hobby of family genealogist. Fisher gives a lot of great stories that underscore the best reason to learn about our ancestors- their personal story. He also gives great tips & advice. Love all his guests & experts too. Keep up the good work Fisher.

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