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Scott Fisher has created a new and different type of show for radio, aimed at showing how fun and interesting family history and genealogy can be. Genealogy is a topic that a lot of people are into and each week Scott talks about amazing finds and connections people make.

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On Air Since:  2013
Syndicated Since:  2013
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The name "Extreme Genes" comes from something Scott’s mother once said. One day he realized that not only were his parents raised in different religions but that his mom was a liberal Democrat from Oregon and his dad was a conservative Republican from New Jersey. His mother said “Honey, bottom line is…you’ve got extreme genes!”

In thinking about what name Scott could give the show that would capture the idea that this isn’t going to be like a lesson in a library but that this is going to be fun, interesting and something listeners will want to come back to again and again, he branded the radio show that way.

Listeners hear heartwarming stories as well as frightening stories, the kind where a person learns something scary about his or her ancestors. There are poll questions, reviews of the TV show "Who Do You Think You Are?" and the latest on how DNA research is helping genealogy.   More

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The Hosts

Scott Fisher -

is a Connecticut native, who has been in radio since his youth, and has spent three decades of spare time as a passionate “roots sleuth.”  A long-time morning show host, Fisher 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 Fisher’s family room library.

Scott and his wife Julie have four adult children and four grandchildren.

David Lambert -

David Lambert has been on the staff of The New England Historical Genealogical Society 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.

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