On this weeks show, Fisher shares the announcements of the big announcement between the two family history giants, Ancestry.com and familysearch.org. What will their new agreement bring to us over the next five years? And how much will it cost? Listen to the podcast to find out. We also learned about a former world leader who was recently informed she descended from a convicted thief. Fisher also talks about a newspaper article warning Maryland readers they might be descended from YANKEES!
Plus, the story of Jim Parsons on Who Do You Think You Are… the final episode of the season.
Special guest this week is Ralph Gates, who aided scientists as a teenager during World War II in the development of the atom bomb in the Manhattan Project. Ralph also records people’s personal stories for the benefit of their families. He shares his own story from World War II and gives tips on how to get information out of interviewees that perhaps no one else has been able to do. He’s certainly an expert!
Plus Tom Perry from TMCPlace.com talks about his travels with Ralph recording veterans of all eras with HeroesAcrossAmerica.org.
This episode originally aired on KNRS on 9/15/2013