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Browsing Archive: April, 2013

Another New Collection

Posted by Melissa Barker on Tuesday, April 23, 2013,
Hello Everyone! Hope your enjoying the beautiful sunshine and warmer weather this week!

The archives had a great week last week. Another manuscript collection was completed and on the shelf. It is the Alex Daugherty Collection which was part of the larger Houston County Historical Society Collection that was donated to the archives. This collection contains correspondence between Alex Daugherty and various Washington D.C. Senators and Congressman trying to get his son into the Naval Academy....

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New Collections Added

Posted by Melissa Barker on Tuesday, April 9, 2013,

We have completed 2 additional manuscript collections. They are:

 The Marie Stockard Estate Collection

This collection contains many old letters, old greeting cards and home demonstration programs just to name a few things. The date range for this collection is from about 1898-1970

 The Hill Orchard Cemetery Association, Inc. Collection

This collection was donated by the association itself to the archives. This collection contains headstone transcriptions, association meeting minutes an...

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About Me

Melissa Barker Melissa Barker is a Certified Archives Records Manager currently working as the Houston County, Tennessee Archivist since 2010. She is also a Professional Genealogist lecturing, teaching and writing about the genealogy research process, researching in archives and records preservation. She conducts virtual webinar presentations all across the United States for genealogical and historical societies. She writes a popular blog entitled A Genealogist in the Archives. In 2016, she became the Reviews Editor for the Federation of Genealogical Societies (FGS) magazine FORUM. She has been researching her own family history for the past 25 years.


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