Extreme Genes—America’s Family History Radio—and NEHGS Announce New Broadcast Collaboration

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.

NEHGS Chief Genealogist David Allen Lambert and Extreme Genes Radio founder Scott Fisher

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

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About American Ancestors and New England Historic Genealogical Society

The New England Historic Genealogical Society (NEHGS) is America’s founding genealogical organization and the most trusted name in family history research. Established in 1845, NEHGS is the nation’s leading comprehensive resource for family history research and the largest Society of its kind in the world. We provide expert family history services through our website, scholarship, collections, staff, and education programs to help family historians of all levels explore their past and understand their families’ unique place in history.

We are a nonprofit corporation dedicated to advancing the study of family history in America and beyond, by educating, inspiring, and connecting people through our scholar-ship, collections, and expertise. American Ancestors is the public brand and user experience of the New England Historic Genealogical Society. American Ancestors represents our expertise and resources for family historians of all levels researching their origins across the country and around the world.

Our online and onsite expertise, resources, and services include early American, Irish, English, Italian, Scottish, Atlantic and French Canadian, African American, Native American, Chinese, and Jewish family history. AmericanAncestors.org, a component of the American Ancestors public brand, has special strength in English, New England (Connecticut, Maine, Massachusetts, New Hampshire, Rhode Island, and Vermont), New York, Pennsylvania, and Virginia materials.

NEHGS’s resources, expertise, and service are unmatched in the field, and their leading staff of on-site and online genealogists includes experts in early American, Irish, English, Scottish, Italian, Atlantic and French Canadian, African American, Native American, Chinese, and Jewish research. The NEHGS library and archive, located at 99–101 Newbury Street in downtown Boston, is home to more than 28 million items, including artifacts, documents, records, journals, letters, books, manuscripts, and other items dating back hundreds of years.

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