Fisher shares the latest family history news. Johannesburg, South Africa is being plagued by tombstone thieves, snarfing stones by the dark of night and selling them to unscrupulous stone masons for their granite and marble. But a local company has come up with a solution to put an end to the heists. A newspaper has finally repudiated an editorial they printed… in 1863! Their editors at that time had nothing but negative things to say about a certain speech given at Gettysburg. Yes… that speech! Hear about what was said then and what has been said now… and why the original negativity to begin with. Tornados and family heirlooms and photos don’t go well together. It happened in Illinois. But a lady and hour away started a network for retrieving items spread over hundreds of miles so they could be returned to their proper owners. Hear about what she did. The New York Times has reported about a 257 year old Revolutionary cannon that disappeared from its proper home over a half century ago. But it’s back! Hear about its history, where it has thought to have been and how it was returned.
Research Authority Stan Lindaas from HeritageConsulting.com returns to talk about the best way to maximize your time and improve your chances at success when on a research road trip. Stan also talks about how his lifelong buddy got him kicked out of an archive one day years ago… and how you can avoid a similar fate! Stan also talks about a coming new software that is going to be able to digitize and index handwriting! It’s not far off. Stan brings us up to speed on where this software is in development.
Preservation Authority Tom Perry from TMCPlace.com tells us about how to select the camcorder you may be interested in buying. The best for you is not always the most expensive. Great advice that could save you hundreds of dollars!
Episode 19 first aired on KNRS on 11/24/2013