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From: "R.Weaver" <>
Subject: Re: [ARIZARD-L] Copies of Heritage/Photos...
Date: Wed, 06 Sep 2000 19:24:03 -0700
Well...I can't speak for any genealogy societies other than our own
Batesville Genealogical Society, of course. But...we do have a room, which
we share with the Independence County Historical Society. Most of the time
it is kept locked, but it is there, where we store some books and the extra
Bits of Bark issues. In order to use this room, you have to connect with
the few folks that have keys...I have one, somewhere!
The BGS has donated research and family books to the White River Regional
Library here in Batesville, and to the Old Independence Regional Museum,
also. Both have genealogy sections that are open to the general
public. The Lyon College here in Batesville also has a wonderful set of
rooms that is devoted to this area's history and they house some
genealogical information there, also. The University of Arkansas Community
College, while allowing me to teach a small genealogy class, has only a
small library, and I'm not sure if they have the available space to house a
genealogy section. That's something that I need to check into, I suppose.
I would suggest that anyone that might be interested in printing out what
you've got in you favorite Family Tree program to contact the county
Library, Genealogical Society, etc. of the county that you're interested in
donating to, and go from there. See if they'll accept a copy. Most of the
time, if it's freely given, they'll be more than glad to take a copy. I'd
just go to my friendly office supply store, get me some printer paper and a
D-ring binder that will house all my work, get me a trusty three-hole
punch, and go to town!! : )
Make sure, however, that you list your name, address, e-mail address, and
phone number if you wish, so that any folks that might connect to you can
get in touch with you! Otherwise, what good would it do you if your third
cousin twice removed found your work...but they couldn't get in touch??
We shall see how it goes....
Have a good one...
President, Batesville Genealogical Society
At 01:09 AM 9/6/00 -0500, you wrote:
>What type of facilities do most genealogy societies have, so that they
>could store these kinds of things? Do most genealogy societies connect
>with the local libraries? In our county, it appears that they do, but I
>am not sure. And, it appears that universities and colleges sometimes
>have historical collections. It's almost a shame that somehow such a
>collection is not a part of every county, in every state. However,
>getting every person to think that it's of significant value to spend
>money on maintaining, might be a problem.
>When you say "book" are you meaning such as FTM allows you to put
>together? I would say, if there's a place to contain them, go for it! :)
>At 05:55 PM 9/5/00 -0700, you wrote:
>>Jean, I think that's a great idea!! : )
>>In fact, I would probably suggest two or three copies ...one to the local
>>genealogical society, one to the local library, and then one to a local
>>museum that is close to where your folks were from. And, if you span
>>several counties, like mine, well...you may be out even more
>>money! But, if you do it slowly, say one book a year to different
>>places, the cost would be minimal (is that the word I wanted to use??),
>>instead of being one great big lump sum.
>>What do you folks think? Is this a workable idea? I may kick it out to
>>the BGS members here in a week or so, too, and see what happens...
>>And on those old photos...make just a regular photocopy (the cheap 10
>>cent or so kind), and on the back of it, list each person and keep it
>>with the original, just so that folks on down the line will know who the
>>people in it are when they run across it again. So many names are lost
>>because our ancestors didn't write down names, and now we have no clue as
>>to who some of those people looking out at us are! I'm running into
>>faulty memories with my grandparents on some photos that they are in as
>>young folk...they just can't remember who all those people are!
>>Let me know what you think on the "book" idea...I'm excited about this!! : )
>>Regina Creekmore Weaver
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