Preservation authority Tom Perry of TMCPlace.com tells us about new technology for keeping track of family history items being shipped to businesses like his, so you don’t fear losing the items. He also explains the proper way to store videos so they don’t cause an echo, or fall apart in storage.
Fisher reviews his research trip to New York City, including a visit to the set of David Letterman’s Late Show, where Fisher’s father worked for the Ed Sullivan Show from 1948-1971. He speaks of the discovery of a new photograph of his great grandfather in a highly unusual place! Family History news this week includes word of a new documentary by Mariel Hemingway on her family, and how their genetic predisposition for anxiety and depression has spelled disaster for several generations, including her grandfather, renowned author Ernest Hemingway. Fisher also lists all the old-timie girls baby names that are making a comeback, including names like Ethel, Myrtle, and Bessie, and explains why this is happening.
Find-A-Grave founder Jim Tipton joins Fisher and talks about the early years of the site, and how it wasn’t really meant to be about family history at all. He reviews the history and how it came to be the family history giant that it is today. Jim also shares with Fisher his expectations for the future of Find-A-Grave now that it has been purchased by Ancestry.com.