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A Genealogist In The Archives: I'm Back! New Archives Room!

Monday, May 20, 2019

I'm Back! New Archives Room!

I'm Back! I have been on a bit of a hiatus and not blogging because I have been moving the archives!

We were fortunate enough to be given an office across the hall from our original archives office to expand our archives last year. After some refurbishments to that room (drop ceiling installed with LED lighting, painting, carpet cleaning) we started the big move!

This new room will be our "Patrons Research Room" where genealogists, historians, students and anyone else doing research about their ancestors or our local area can come and have a nice place to do that research. The old archives room will be our records storage room. This is going to give us more room to store our local government records as well as genealogical and historical records. We still have the records vault that was built with the courthouse in 1956 that houses our oldest and most fragile records.

New Patrons Research Room, Houston County, TN. Archives

So, during the past few months we have been making the Houston County Archives larger and better! This is why I have not been able to blog because all my time was spent moving!

I should be back on my regular schedule blogging once a week and bringing to YOU great tips, advice and helps about researching in archives and records preservation.

The Summer months are just around the corner and many of you will be traveling to do genealogy research. Be sure to call ahead and talk to the archives where you want to visit to see if they are moving, redecorating or for some other reason will be closed when you want to visit. You do not want to show up and find the doors locked.

Map Cabinets, Houston County, TN. Archives

If you happen to be in the area of Erin, Tennessee, stop by and say "Hi" to me, The Archive Lady, at the Houston County, Tennessee Archives and see our new space!

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1 comment:

  1. Welcome back, Melissa.
    Wish I had ancestors in Houston County just to come in and look through those map drawers.