Sunday, June 19, 2016

My 1st "old" document

During my 1st trip to Jessamine Co., KY, I located the marriage of Martin Cawby from 1809. It was folded up in a library book card holder. I carefully unfolded it and went up to the guy who was manning the records room to ask if it was possible to make a copy of the marriage record. He pointed me to the copy machine. I was terrified that I might rip the already tattered document. It was about 190 years old! The copy was made and the document placed safely back in the holder. Whew!

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