Episode 418 - Family Stories Told Through Artistic Charts

podcast episode Apr 18, 2022

Host Scott Fisher opens the show with David Allen Lambert, Chief Genealogist of the New England Historic Genealogical Society and AmericanAncestors.org. David shares how he discovered a new cousin he didn’t know existed, and contacted her, with the help of the newly released 1950 US Census. He explains how it all worked out. Fisher then talks about the latest states and territories whose 1950 Census indexing has been completed and can be found on (sponsor) Ancestry. Fisher then talks about a great breakthrough by Ancestry in being able to separate ethnicity information to reveal the ethnicity you receive from each of your two parents. And it can be done without testing your parents! David then shares the touching news of a pair of Holocaust survivors, both 97 years old, who have been reunited eight decades after their nightmare. And finally… any idea who brought us all chewing gum? You won’t believe it! David explains.

Next, over two parts, Fisher visits with Janet Hovorka of FamilyChartmasters.com. Janet talks about the many ways family stories can be told using artisticly laid out charts. And they’re not just limited to pedigrees anymore. Janet will tell you all that can so easily be accomplished now and how the business has changed over the last fifteen years, and some of the fascinating stories she has portrayed in her charts.

David then returns for another pair of questions on Ask Us Anything.

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

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