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|A Genealogy Tip!
|Your family documents will
last longer if they are stored in a stable environment, similar
to that which we find comfortable for ourselves: 60-70 degrees
F; 40-50% relative humidity (RH); with clean air and good
circulation. High heat and moisture accelerate the chemical
processes that result in embrittlement and discoloration to
the paper. Damp environments may also result in mold growth
and/or be conducive to pests that might use the documents
for food or nesting material. Therefore, the central part
of your home provides a safer storage environment than a hot
attic or damp basement. See what the
National Archives recommend!
Memorabilia & Ephemera
Paper items (as posters, broadsides, and
tickets) that were originally meant to be discarded after use
but have since become collectibles.
Things that are remarkable and worthy of
remembrance. Things that stir recollection or are valued or
collected for their association with a particular field or interest.
The Oxford English Dictionary
Items of short-lived interest or usefulness,
especially those that later acquire value to collectors. Origin
Greek, ‘things lasting only a day.’
Objects kept or collected because of their associations
with memorable people or events.
The following is our collection of bits and pieces of Boone County
Ephemera and Memorabilia. Many of us have things that were found
tucked in Grandma's scrapbook or an old shoebox or cracker tin
in the attic that were saved for sentimental reasons. Often these
items yield significant genealogical information and historical
interest. This is the place to post your old family notes,
letters, diaries, journals, programs,
rosters ... anything that gives us a an interesting and
informative glimpse of our Boone County ancestors!
your typed transcripts or scanned images to add to this collection.
- Memories of Boone County
by William Beach
Mr. Beach relates his impressions and
memories as a young lawyer in Boone County.
(Dixon) Bohannon's Autograph Book - 9/7/2007
|"This packrat has
learned that what the next generation will value most
is not what we owned, but the evidence of who we were
and the tales of how we loved. In the end, it's the
family stories that are worth the storage."
The Boston Globe
Signed by relatives and friends during the years 1900-1909,
and includes some birth and death dates. Many of the signers
are shown in photos and data elsewhere on the site (or will
- Brenton Family History
A letter to Alma Caldwell in 1939 from
a relative discussing their Brenton family history.
- Brenton 1911 Family
The Brenton family were early settlers
in Boone County and this report read at their 1911 family reunion
documents their history and that of various other related family
names; Prater, Plummer, Caldwell, etc.
- Click Family
A letter dated 1930 from John Daniel Hodges
tells much about the Click family history.
William Davenport - Bill to Congress - 9/15/2007
A bill introduced for a claim against the government
to reimburse him for "greenbacks" destroyed in the
burning of his home in 1863. [source]: H.R. 3438. United
States. Cong. House. Proceedings. 42nd Congress. 3rd sess. Bills
and Resolutions of the House and Senate. American Memory. Lib.
of Congress. 13 Sept. 2007 <http://www.loc.gov/index.html>.
Submitted by: T. Stover.
- Poem by David Dunlap Cohee
A poem written in 1933 contemplating life
on his 80th birthday.
- A True Story by David Dunlap
Written in 1932 in his 80th year, Mr. Cohee
looks back on his life, his parents and his grandparents.
- Civil War Letter
- Philander Main Curtis
A letter written during the Civil War from Philander
Main Curtis to his sister, Isabella J. Curtis.
- William Wheatley Moore's
Many Boone County residents wrote sentiments
and short poems as a farewell to a friend in 1882.
- Certificate of Honor from
the Knights of Pythias to Thomas L. Neal - 9/7/2007
This 1905 certificate was rescued from a Plainfield,
Indiana flea market!
- Civil War Letter - Powell
A letter written to Esie Powell from James
McCann from Camp Lafayette in 1862.
- Carl Riner
Public Auction -1929
The flyer advertising the public sale and auction
of farm animals, implements and household goods when Carl Riner
decides to quit farming in 1929.
- Soldiers Letter - Charles
A letter written by Charles Taylor to
his mother while he was stationed in the Philippines.