Researching Family History: Find a missing part of your family history

Stephon Tull did not know what he had until he was going through some dusty old boxes in his father's attic in Chattanooga, Tenn. Then he found an audio tape reel with a label reading “Dr. King interview, Dec. 21, 1960."

Borrowing a friend's reel-to-reel player, he listened to the recording, which was an interview between his father and Martin Luther King Jr. Startled at its contents, he told the Associated Press, “I found... a lost part of history.” Years ago, his father had big plans to publish the interview, but it never happened. Tull's father is in his 80s and in hospice care, so the younger Tull plans to carry out the work and publish the interview in a book.

What about missing parts of our own family history? Have we checked the gaps on our family trees?

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