Saturday, February 28, 2015

Random Acts of Genealogical Kindess

  Random Acts of Genealogical Kindness:    Our volunteers often provide research for other genealogists who need “boots on the ground in Lawrence County”  but because of time and travel costs are unable to come here themselves.  The Society was unexpectedly surprised when they received a packet of obits from Orange County California with the enclosed note.

Dear Genealogists:   Knowing what a valuable tool obituaries can be for genealogist, I have been clipping obituaries from the Los Angeles Times and the Orange county register.  As I clip them I sort them by counties and send them to the genealogical society that has a connection with the person in the obituaries.  I am enclosing the ones I have collected for your county and hope that they will be of some use to your members.  E.E.B. member of the Orange County CA Genealogical Society of California

The editor of the Lawrenceville Republican stated on Thursday January 15, 1903:  "Now we have zero weather and it is very nice after one gets accustomed to it...."   You think?  

And about the photo of the Lawrenceville Jail published a few weeks ago... C. S. Bedford wrote that her mom, Ruth Gray Stevens,  had lived in the jail when her dad (Claude Gray) was sheriff. We are not sure when that was but we do know her dad was Bridgeport night policeman in 1933.   She said she used to have to walk thru the cell area to exit the building.