Monday, August 13, 2007

READERS’ FEEDBACK: Footnote & preservation

NOTE FROM DearMYRTLE: These responses from DearMYRTLE blog readers are prime examples of how “we get by with a little help from our friends.”

From: Jffoltzgen@aol.com
DearMYRTLE
RE:
Accessing Footnote.com I would suggest that SFontanel try to contact the tech support people at Footnote.com. When I registered for their free pages, I was having trouble accessing their content with my normal web browsers on my MAC. They quickly replied suggesting that I down load and use the Camino web browser. Since I switched to that for Footnote.com, I have had no problems. Their free, searchable version of the published Pennsylvania Archives is invaluable. As they get more of the National Archives holdings digitized I think it will soon be a “must have”resource for genealogists.

Warm Regards,
John F. Foltz
Columbia, Maryland
Researching BACHMAN, BUCKS (BOOKS, BUCHS), CLENTENMACK, CRUMB (CRUM), EVERHARDY, FOLTZ, GINGRICH, HESSE, NAEGELE, SCHROPE, SCHROYER, STAUBER, WAGNER primarily in Pennsylvania and Kansas.

From: Don ikie4@netzero.com
DearMYRTLE,
RE:
Preserving old family bibles, I agree with you fully on your statements regarding this lady’s dilemma on her family bibles.

I had an old one that I was told it was my grandparents and was kept in a metal box by my mother. When I got it I decided to take it to a specialized binder in Salem, Oregon and see what he could do with it.

Yes, it did cost me an arm and two legs to get it repaired. BUT, I am so thankful and every so often take it out and look at it now. I get a feeling of connection with my ancestors turning pages and reading it, feeling like in some remote way I am communicating with them somehow.

It turned out it was from the 1830s and was my great-grandparents’ bible, much older than I expected to find it to be.

There is a firm in California that specializes in bible rebuilding / repair and might not be as expensive as the fellow I used. Googling can find them I am sure.

I do hope that she is able to preserve them,

(c) 2007 Pat Richley All Rights Reserved. Myrt@DearMYRTLE.com

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