01 August 2013
Favorite Records: Vertical Files
One document I recently found at the Lincoln County Library, is a document written by a distant cousin, detailing his memories of my Great-Great-Great Grandfather, Thomas Albea. He wrote about where is his "Uncle Thomas Tillman" lived and his marriage to his second wife. It's a personal recollection of my 3x Great Grandfather that helps to present him as a real person.
Ultimately, the great thing about Verticle Files is that they are alive and interactive. You can contribute to them! If you are going to a repository with vertical files, print out copies of some of your records to add to the files; perhaps a family group sheet or scans of photo. Attach your business card or just your email address and you never know, the next researcher who comes along might be a new cousin!