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From: bbperkins <>
Subject: Re: [RV-G] A genealogist's dream
Date: Sat, 09 Feb 2002 18:11:32 -0500
That was wonderful, wish it had been me, I would have been as quiet as a mouse.
> One more incident to relate then I'll stay quiet awhile and read of others
> One time we were in a court house in Virginia and were told that the very
> old record books where stored in their Archives room. We went there and
> quickly became enthralled with all the books of the ancient records, easily
> accessible and copy machines nearby. We were alone most of the
> afternoon, busy reading and copying records of interest.
> Not paying any attention to the clock we were startled when we suddenly
> heard someone humming nearby. Looking around the corner everything
> was dark, no employees to be seen, only one lone janitor beginning his
> evening cleaning duties. He was as startled I think as we were and he
> quickly told us the court house was closed for the night. Everyone had
> gone home.
> We gathered up our papers and hurriedly started out only to be told the
> court house was locked and that he'd have to unlock several doors so we
> could get out. We apologized for causing him extra work but later thought
> we had the genealogist's "dream" - to be locked in the court house all night
> with all those wonderful old record books at our disposal. What more
> could we have asked for!
> > Is anyone else willing to share strange and unusual stories that
> > you've run into in your travels or your searches? I'd love to hear
> > them.
> > Thanks again Juanita. Think of another one to tell us.
> > SandraZ Tulsa OK
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