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Mar 2, 2009

Published March 2, 2009

In this 60th episode we celebrate the two year birthday of the Genealogy Gems Podcast.  And Lisa's very special guest is Darby Hinton who played the son of Daniel Boone on the hit TV series Daniel Boone that ran from 1964 to 1970.   Darby is currently working on a television pilot for a new series called Hinton Living History.

In today's episode is part one of Lisa's interview with Darby, who talks about his TV career which started before he could even walk.  Darby has appeared in in movies like the Son of Flubber, and classic TV shows like Mr. Ed, Wagon Train, The Adventures of Ozzie and Harriet, and The Big Valley.  But of course we all know him as Isreal the son of Daniel Boone, played by the wonderful Fess Parker.  He had a fascinating childhood meeting the likes of Walt Disney and having Charleton Heston for a godfather. 

GEN CLASS WINNER:  Linda Scham of Illinois is the winner of the two free genealogy classes courtesy of  GenClass.com  Congratulations Linda!

MAILBOX:  Listener Teresa Redway emailed a brickway about her ancestor Isaac Lovell born in 1844 in Bristol, England. Lisa recommends  investigating both Isaac and Alfred further in England.  Look in church records for Alfred as a witness to the events of others in the church.

Locate birth records in Allegheny County, PA:  Start with the US GenWeb site to find out more about the records available in that county as well as the history of county.  Allegheny County US Gen Web site 

Another option is the vitalrec.com website. Click through to Pennsylvania and Allegheny County to find more information on the vital records for the county. Carnegie Library of Pittsburgh in Allegheny County, PA hold birth records for Pittsburg from 1870 to 1905.  Fee: $5 US which is a non-refundable fee for search and copy of a Birth record. 

For Historical Context, Teresa can check out what was going on in Pennsylvania from 1869-1874 at the Explore PA History website.  About.com website has a timeline on Pittsburgh historyThe Carnegie Library of Pittsburg also has a chronology of the cityĆ¢s history and lots of other great info.  The March 2009 issue of Family Tree Magazine article called "Hard Times" by Fern Glazer on page 29. 

GEM: Interview with Darby Hinton of Daniel Boone Fame 

Darby Hinton was just seven years old when he signed on to play Isreal, the son of Daniel Boone which ran from Sept 24, 1964 to September 10, 1970 on NBC.  And over 165 episodes he worked and played alongside the 6 foot 6" actor Fess Parker on the film sets in California and Utah.  

In this episode you'll hear part 1 of my three part interview with Darby Hinton  and his lovely wife Shan.  Today we're going to start back at the beginning as Darby shares his memories of how he broke into the TV business, and what it was like to be working on the set of Daniel Boone.

Watch The TV Legends 7 part interview with Fess Parker on YouTube

Here's an excerpt from the first episode of Daniel Boone...