On today’s show Fisher gives his take on the movie “Philomena,” starring Judi Dench. From ExtremeGenes.com, Fisher speaks of several great family history stories for this week. The first is about a man from Idaho who dropped by Antiques Road Show with a 1920s era etching given to him by his grandfather. This heirloom turned out to be quite the inheritance! Hear who the etching was by and what it was worth. Next was a remarkable tale of recovery from an abandoned outpost in Antarctica. There, New Zealanders found over twenty photographic negatives that were stuck together that had been exposed almost 100 years ago, but never processed. The negatives revealed some remarkable scenes! Hear what they were and see them on ExtremeGenes.com. And finally, the Baltimore Sun found a long lost record from World War II. They had it aired on a local radio station, and the results were more than a little personal for one woman from Catonsville, Maryland. Hear what happened and why it was so special.
Bill Elliott, a former producer for NBC, tells his story about how a rare photo of his Dad, who died when bill was just seven months old, took him on an overseas adventure that led to a celebratory event that continues to this day. It’s a jaw dropping tale!
Also on today’s show – the largest attended family history conference in North America is Roots Tech, and it’s coming up in early February. Paul Nauta and Bruce Brand talk about what’s happening there and how you can be a part of it, even if you’re unable to attend in person.
Tom Perry, our Preservation Authority from TMCPlace.com, tells us about the latest advancement in 3D Printers. (It’s more likely to make you laugh than buy one!) Tom talks about the importance of using the right format when creating a family history treasure. It’s different for books and calendars than for websites. Get ready to take notes!
Episode 25 originally aired 01/19/14