Firstly this is not a Podcast. I have filed it with the podcasts for easiness.
I each week listen to the host, Fisher on Extreme Genes discusses a variety of genealogical topics. He is joined by David Allen Lambert from the New England Historical and Genealogical Society (NEHGS) and Tom Perry who is the preservation Guru! This is a special episode, as it is six years since the show started.
As part of the segment from David Allen Lambert, each week a blogger is featured and yesterday, in episode 291 this blog got a mention – thanks guys!
I especially liked yesterday’s show. CeCe Moore was interviewed regarding the complexities of a cold criminal case where DNA was used. GedMatch was discussed and the value of adding in.
It’s a tricky situation. Those of us who have tested with DNA companies have done so with the hope of connecting with family members. Therefore the spirit in which the DNA was given has been broken. My view is, having thought further about it, and sitting on the fence for a bit, is, I do believe that if we can get those who have committed crimes off our streets, whether that is in the US, UK or elsewhere, then that surely has to be a good thing? I know the situation is not great, and some might say the relationship is now not in a place of trust, but the situation occurred with the best of intentions. I am no DNA guru, that is obvious, by I today tweaked my GedMatch account to opt in.
As I said it was a good episode and you can listen to this episode and more via ExtremeGenes.
Thanks Fisher and David!