|The warehouse we go to every day (as Google saw it last spring).|
It's wall-to-wall, floor to ceiling boxes, file cabinets and shelves
of old documents and books.
|Some of the boxes that contain our old probate packets.|
It could be as simple as the squeaky wheel getting the grease. Stephen Thompson, an avid genealogist and member of the church in Crawfordsville, is a "front man" for FamilySearch. He finds archives of documents that meet FamilySearch's needs and then initiates the contact between FamilySearch and the custodian of the archives. He and his ancestors are Montgomery County natives, and he has ties to Vigo County. He paved the way for our two projects--Squeaky wheel. Our call--Grease.
|Somewhere written on this old, curled scroll may be the missing name or date|
that some genealogical researcher is looking for.
|Just a bundle of old, decaying paper? It's a treasure|
if it links someone to their ancestral family.
|These are hardly the hands of a musician, but that's often|
what they look like after an hour at the warehouse.