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From: "Joy Rich" <>
Subject: Re: Disposing of files
Date: Thu, 9 Feb 2006 20:58:22 -0500
Connie, maybe a library that's national in scope would take everything, such as Godfrey Memorial Library or
Allen County Public Library.
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From: "Connie Bradbury" <>
Sent: Wednesday, February 08, 2006 5:52 PM
Subject: Disposing of files
Our genealogical society inherited a box of genealogical research files and loose papers. We went through the
loose papers and organized them into files. The files have no connection to our locality and the society nor
the FHC have any storage space. The decision was made to try and find a home for them. The society first
placed the box in the FHC and sent out email informing members the surnames represented so they could take any
that were their family surnames.
The FHC and the society have always worked closely together and placing the box there was acceptable.
Because a lot of time and some expense went into going through the boxes and organizing them, they felt that
if someone took a file, they should be willing to make a small donation because in some cases they were
getting a lot of certificates, photos, etc. This would be a donation to the society, because the FHC isn't
supposed to solicit donations.
Well, one of the FHC directors said the society couldn't do that and told them to get the box out. I agreed
to take the box and try to dispose of the files.
I will be posting the surnames and localities here and if anyone wants the file they can have it for the cost
of postage and the envelope or mailing container. It will be on a first come, first served basis but if more
than one responds before it goes in the mail and would like a photocopy, I will do that and the cost would
include the copy costs.
The amount I've listed as the cost is "about" because even though I have a postal scale, I always have them
reweighed at the post office and sometimes the costs changes.
Here's the first files:
Patch, Ephraim b. NY revolutionary war soldier, DAR App. Cost: $2.10.
Porter, James and Julie Ferguson m. 7 Sep 1878. Typescript of a family records. Last entry is Gordon Taylor
b. 10 Jul 1896, Alameda Co., CA. Cost: $.49
Arnold Family - Josiah Arnold and Phebe Arnold. He served War of 1812. Lots of documents and transcripts.
Banks family. About 25 group sheets, old style. Cost: 1.41.
Bagley family. Copies of index from "Some Descendants of Orlando Bagley of Amesbury, Mass." by Anderson and
Bagley. These are on electrostatic on oversize paper and weigh 8 oz. Also a book, "Bagley through the Years"
which weighs about 1 lb. 1 oz.
Banks, Helkiah b. AL d. OR. Weighs about 8 oz without an envelope.
Dana family: This is an electrostatic photocopy on oversize paper, "The Dana Family in America" by Elizabeth
E. Dana, including index. There are also two transcripts of the pages that were photocopied. This weights