Ever work in a place where you might come across old documents, and you wonder what to do with them? The Lebanon Daily News (Lebanon, PA) has an article by Chris Sholly about a bunch of old records found at a high school. They donated them to the Lebanon County Historical Society. More people/organizations should do this when they come across old documents that may show what people were doing, etc. (except they should of course probably donate to their local historical/genealogy societies, I doubt the Lebanon County Historical Society wants a bunch of stuff from all over the place). There’s no telling how many valuable records have been lost because somebody threw them away, thinking nobody would be interested.
Weâ€™re always interested in these old documents, especially names and dates and times, because it can fit in sometimes to research,â€ said Phil Feather, president of the societyâ€™s board of directors.
For example, in genealogy studies someone may be looking for the name of a parent and find out the parentâ€™s last name was different from the studentâ€™s name, Feather explained. That could help create links in family histories, he said.