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Old records getting new home

Posted: Tuesday, February 1, 2011 3:44 pm

An important project is under way to help preserve the history of DeKalb County.

The DeKalb County Genealogical Society is partnering with Circuit Clerk Pam Simpson and employees at the DeKalb County Library to move old records from the old county barn, where they were initially stored to their new location at the former Veteran's Affairs Office.

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  • CBoyd posted at 6:10 pm on Tue, Feb 1, 2011.

    CBoyd Posts: 3

    Thanks to Ricky and the Geneological Society for taking on this project. This past summer, I went to the library and the court house in Fort Payne to find the articles about my grandfather's (Greene Bogle Everett) death in Chavies on May 3, 1945. My uncle, Barnard Evererett, and my brother, Everett Hufstedler had a great day delving into the old newspapers at the courthouse. I found the newspaper reports about his death at the hands of his best friend and gained new insight.

    I was impressed with how the information was stored at the court house and thankful for the help I received from the clerk there. I was sad at the library to see the books holding the newspapers at the library though. There was a room in the back and the books were piled randomly all over the room. The papers were very brittle and falling apart.

    This is a wonderful thing for the county and the people there. It's also wonderful for those of us who have moved away but can come "home" to find such treasures.

     

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