Sunday, October 10, 2010

You Never Know What You Might Find In an Attic, Basement or Closet!

Everybody knows that we can find our documentary history carefully preserved in our nation’s archives and libraries.

Except when those documents are stored in a suitcase in somebody’s house, hidden away for decades.

Even if you have no Gwinnett County, Georgia research interests whatsoever, here’s a link to a story in the online edition Macon (Georgia) Telegraph that will make the hair on the back of your neck stand on end. It describes a stash of letters and documents dating back to the period 1800 – 1877 that will certainly change the way some people around Macon will view their family and community history.

The cache of about 3,000 documents references about 1,300 people, including 242 Confederate soldiers, spread out across 51 Georgia counties.

Quick! Everybody check your basements and attics!

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