Extreme Genes & David Allen Lambert Announce New Broadcast Collaboration

I’ve written about Scott Fisher’s Extreme Genes Radio broadcast in the past. Now David Allen Lambert is collaborating with Fisher on the weekly broadcast. This promises to be good!


The following news release is from NEHGS:

NEHGS Chief Genealogist David Allen Lambert to Co-Host Show Segment with Extreme Genes Founder Scott Fisher

June 16, 2015 — Salt Lake City, Utah, and Boston, Massachusetts — Extreme Genes, America’s Family History Radio Show, and New England Historic Genealogical Society (NEHGS) today jointly issued an announcement of their collaboration and innovative sharing in the broadcast production of the very popular Extreme Genes program.

Extreme Genes Radio founder, producer, and host Scott Fisher announced that NEHGS Chief Genealogist David Allen Lambert will join Extreme Genes as a regular on the weekly program, co-hosting a segment simultaneously from Boston, Massachusetts—headquarters of NEHGS, the founding genealogical society in America. Lambert, a frequent guest on the program since it began in early 2014, is a frequent speaker and lecturer on the national genealogical conference circuit.

“We are extremely pleased to announce this new Extreme Genes collaboration and I am delighted to have David Allen Lambert join the team to deliver the best radio listening experience possible for passionate genealogists everywhere,” stated Fisher. “David is a talented genealogist, historian, and commentator—and has the perfect style and fit for the future of our growing broadcasts,” he added.

David Lambert has been on the staff of NEHGS since 1993 and is the organization’s Chief Genealogist. He is an internationally recognized speaker on the topics of genealogy and history. His genealogical expertise includes New England and Atlantic Canadian records of the 17th through 21st century, military records, DNA research, and Native American and African American genealogical research in New England. Lambert has published many articles in the New England Historical and Genealogical Register, the New Hampshire Genealogical Record, Rhode Island Roots, The Mayflower Descendant, and American Ancestors magazine.

He has also published A Guide to Massachusetts Cemeteries (NEHGS, 2009). He is an elected Fellow of the Massachusetts Historical Society, a life member of the New Hampshire Society of the Cincinnati, and also the tribal genealogist for the Massachuset-Punkapoag Indians of Massachusetts.

Fisher, a Connecticut native, has been in radio since his youth, and he has spent three decades of spare time as a passionate “roots sleuth.” A long-time morning radio show host in major U.S. urban markets, he is the author of New York City Methodist Marriages, 1785-1893 (Picton Press, 1994). He has also been published in the New York Genealogical and Biographical Society Journal (April 2004), and Catholic Ancestor, Journal of the Catholic Family History Society of England (June 1996). His ten books on the families of both his and his wife’s ancestors, written over 25 years, fill the better part of a shelf in the Fisher family room library. Fisher was featured on People.com in April 2015 for finding the next-of-kin of a murder victim whose remains were recently found after 32 years.

Extreme Genes, America’s Family History Radio Show, is a broadcast and podcast radio production. The syndicated radio version currently reaches audiences in ten states, while the podcast is a weekly feature on The Mormon Channel, iHeartRadio, iTunes, Spreaker Radio and Podcast, Stitcher Radio, Tune-in Radio, and YouTube. A free Extreme Genes podcast app for Android and iPhone was recently released.

The podcast version of Episode #91 of Extreme Genes Radio, with the first appearance by David Allen Lambert as segment co-host, may be found beginning Tuesday, June 16, on the show’s website at ExtremeGenes.com

Genealogy Guys Celebrate Their 250th Podcast

The following is from my friend, George Morgan:

The Genealogy Guys Drew (l) and George (r)
Aha! Seminars, Inc., announces that The Genealogy GuysSM Podcast (http://genealogyguys.com), the longest running genealogical podcast in the world, has published its 250th episode. The podcast is a production of Aha! Seminars, Inc., based in the Tampa Bay area of Florida, and began production in September of 2005. The total downloads for all episodes numbers more than 1,230,000.

The Genealogy Guys are George G. Morgan and Drew Smith, both of whom are internationally recognized genealogical experts, speakers, and authors. George is president of Aha! Seminars, Inc., and the author of the book, How to Do Everything: Genealogy, published by McGraw-Hill and now in its third edition. He is also Vice President of Membership for the Federation of Genealogical Societies (FGS). Drew is an assistant librarian at the University of South Florida and the author of Social Networking for Genealogists, published by Genealogical Publishing Company. He is president of the Florida Genealogical Society (Tampa), a Director of the Federation of Genealogical Societies, and the Federation representative to the Family History Information Standards Organisation (FHISO). Together, George and Drew have just written a new book, Advanced Genealogical Research Techniques, which will be released by McGraw-Hill in September.

The free podcast includes genealogical news, press releases and announcements, interviews, book and product reviews, responses to listener email from around the globe, and other features. Each episode is sponsored by RootsMagic, findmypast.com, and the Federation of Genealogical Societies. Recordings of all of the podcast episodes are available for listening and download at http://genealogyguys.com, complete with show notes for each show. Listeners can also subscribe to the podcast in the iTunes store.

About Aha! Seminars, Inc.
Aha! Seminars, Inc., is a Tampa Bay-based company that has been providing training to library personnel across the United States and to genealogists in the U.S., Canada, and the U.K. since 1996. The company provides library collection consulting services, genealogical conference and event planning services, and organizes genealogical research tours on demand.

Genealogy Gems Podcast Reaches 1 Million Download Milestone

Congratulations to my freind, Lisa Louise Cooke, for attaining 1 Million Episode Downloads of her Genealogy Gems Podcast. Following is a news release and infographic:

SAN FRANCISCO, California – December 11, 2012 – Sometime over the first busy holiday weekend in December 2012, The Genealogy Gems Podcast reached an incredible milestone: 1 Million Episode Downloads!

In early 2007 when the first episode was published by Lisa Louise Cooke, podcasting was in its infancy, having just come into being in mid-2005. “It was like being part of a new Wild West of technology,” says Cooke, a genealogist since the age of about 10. “For the first time anyone with an interesting idea, a computer, and a willingness to work long hours could produce a worldwide ‘radio’ show. The day I listened to a podcast for the first time, I knew this medium was what I had been waiting for to reach genealogists.”

Apparently a lot of other folks were also anxiously waiting for Cooke’s discovery. From long time genealogists to dabbling family history newbies, they flocked to the free podcast available through Apple’s iTunes Store and the Genealogy Gems website (www.genealogygems.com). Over the next five years they listened in to soak up genealogy research strategies, expert interviews, tips on harnessing the power of technology in their research, and creative ideas for sharing their findings.

“There’s a lot of noise out there online that can be overwhelming,” says Cooke. “My goal has always been to spend my time sifting through all of that information, and chiseling out the gems – the items that are really worthwhile – so that my listeners can have faster and greater success . Ultimately the genealogy gems I provide on the show lead to my listener’s genealogy gems: their precious ancestors!”

What started as a single podcast episode has turned in to a multi-media genealogy publishing company. Genealogy Gems now encompasses offerings, many that are free, that accommodate every learning style: audio, video, articles, books, dvds, toolbar, live classes, and online webinars. The Genealogy Gems mobile app (available in the iTunes App Store, and an Android version through Amazon) gives genealogists the flexibility to hit the road and take it all with them.

“I speak at events across the U.S. and internationally,” says Cooke, who will be a featured speaker at Who Do You Think You Are? Live in London for the third consecutive year in February 2013, “but not everyone can get out to a genealogy conference. It’s critical to me that we meet people where they are, and that’s what the Genealogy Gems website, YouTube channel, app, and toolbar are all about. The fact that the podcast has now been downloaded 1 million times confirms that that we are accomplishing that goal.”

Fun Facts about Genealogy Gems:

  • The Genealogy Gems Podcast launch date: March 1, 2007
  • Number of free episodes published: 146
  • Number of countries downloading: 126
  • Top 10 Listening cities in the U.S.:
    Los Angeles, San Francisco, New York, Salt Lake City, Washington DC, Dallas , Chicago, Seattle, Boston, Phoenix.
  • Genealogy Gems App publish date: 2009
  • Podcast rating in iTunes: 5 Stars (including 53 written reviews)


Other podcasts produced by Lisa Louise Cooke:

    Family History – Genealogy Made Easy, The Family Tree Magazine Podcast

Celebrities featured on the podcast include:

  • Lisa Kudrow (Friends, Who Do You Think You Are?),
  • Henry Louis Gates (Oprah’s Roots)
  • Tim Russell (Prairie Home Companion)
  • Darby Hinton (Daniel Boone)
  • Kathy Lennon (The Lennon Sisters)
  • Ali Selim (Sweet Land)
  • Tukufu Zuberi (History Detectives)
  • Linda Chavez (Fox News, Finding Your Roots)