Take What You Came With

Jason Probst has an article in The Hutchinson News (Kansas) that could serve as a friendly reminder to always check the items you haul around with you to a library, or in this case, courthouse. It’s an article about the lost and found at the Reno County Courthouse, including some genealogy documents.


One time, a woman left a packet of genealogy information on the courthouse’s fourth floor. McKee dug through the file, found a phone number to call and told the woman she held the woman’s family history in her hands.

The woman didn’t even realize she lost the packet of documents.

A lot of us haul a lot of materials around – it’s easy to see that we might leave something behind and not realize it for weeks or months.

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