Sunday, September 14, 2014

Thank you Georgia Archives!

I happened to visit the Georgia Archives webpage yesterday and saw that new information had been added to the Virtual vault, indexed original documents.  I put in some family surnames and quickly found a letter from my 2Great - Grandfather asking for financial relief after the war and, even more marvelous, an 1853 letter from my 3Great Grandmother to her sister, just chatting about the family!  That one will get transcribed on here sooner or later, but just getting to read it was such a treasure!  My family was poor,  largely illiterate, and whatever the opposite of being hoarders is, so very little has come down to us.   This was a small window on the past that I never would have expected.

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