The other day on Geni.com someone contacted me about a cassette they found in an old camcorder at a garage sale in Laramie. The tape turned out to be an interview my Aunt Bunny did with her mother, my grandfather’s wife, in 2005.
What a wonderful find. I had no idea the tape existed. Neither did anyone else, it seems.
So often I tell people a big part of the trick to doing genealogy is advertising. You need to let people know who you are and how to reach you. This proves it.
I’ve uploaded a copy to YouTube as one part of a strategy of preserving information, even when it’s not about my own direct ancestors.