NOTE FROM DearMYRTLE: These responses from DearMYRTLE blog readers are prime examples of how “we get by with a little help from our friends.”
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.
John F. Foltz
Researching BACHMAN, BUCKS (BOOKS, BUCHS), CLENTENMACK, CRUMB (CRUM), EVERHARDY, FOLTZ, GINGRICH, HESSE, NAEGELE, SCHROPE, SCHROYER, STAUBER, WAGNER primarily in Pennsylvania and Kansas.
From: Don firstname.lastname@example.org
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,
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