ColumbiaMagazine.com
Printed from:

Welcome to Columbia Magazine  
 
































 
History Monday: Preserving documents for future generations

By Mike Watson
Adair County Genealogy and History Research Center

The Adair County Genealogy and History Research Center continues to grow in many ways. We are constantly adding to our collections. Some items are unique. This is a photograph of a small Bible. We do not have this in our collection at this time, but we hope to add it or a scan of the contents at a later date.

This is a Civil War era pocket testament (photo below), carried into the field by a soldier from this area. The soldier inscribed his name and some personal information. When he came home from the War he continued to add vital information as the years rolled by. In time his family line became extinct, but this gem of information, his own family history, has been preserved and cared for by others.

We at the Research Center continue to collect and preserve any and all family and local history material possible. Some we copy and file for future researchers to rediscover.


Some we actually are fortunate to acquire, catalog and store for use by those interested in our collective past.

There are several Bibles in our collection at this time, with more promised. Most are fragile and are kept locked away from the ravages of dust, light, and oil from fingers. But that doesn't mean they are unavailable.

One line in a document, book or personal letter may be the one defining fact to open many doors that allow researchers to see into the distant lives of our ancestors. So, we always advise: Don't throw away old documents or papers, let us see them and perhaps preserve them or copies for generations to enjoy.


This story was posted on 2021-08-02 12:34:30
Printable: this page is now automatically formatted for printing.
Have comments or corrections for this story? Use our contact form and let us know.



Civil War era pocket testament



2021-08-02 - Columbia, KY - Photo by Mike Watson.
This is a Civil War era pocket testament, carried into the field by a soldier from this area. The soldier inscribed his name and some personal information. When he came home from the War he continued to add vital information as the years rolled by. In time his family line became extinct, but this gem of information, his own family history, has been preserved and cared for by others.

Read More... | Comments? | Click here to share, print, or bookmark this photo.



 






























 
 
Quick Links to Popular Features


Looking for a story or picture?
Try our Photo Archive or our Stories Archive for all the information that's appeared on ColumbiaMagazine.com.

 

Contact us: Columbia Magazine and columbiamagazine.com are published by D'Zine, Ltd., PO Box 906, Columbia, KY 42728.
Phone: 270.403.0017


Please use our contact page, or send questions about technical issues with this site to webmaster@columbiamagazine.com. All logos and trademarks used on this site are property of their respective owners. All comments remain the property and responsibility of their posters, all articles and photos remain the property of their creators, and all the rest is copyright 1995-Present by Columbia! Magazine and D'Zine, Ltd. Privacy policy: use of this site requires no sharing of information. Voluntarily shared information may be published and made available to the public on this site and/or stored electronically. Anonymous submissions will be subject to additional verification. Cookies are not required to use our site. However, if you have cookies enabled in your web browser, some of our advertisers may use cookies for interest-based advertising across multiple domains. For more information about third-party advertising, visit the NAI web privacy site.