The Baca / Douglas Genealogy and Family History Blog

28 March 2008

Why It's a Good Idea To Make Copies....

Remember that Zimmerly Pension File that I just got in the mail? Well, I almost lost it and I don't have a copy.

I went to the Special Collections Library yesterday, and I set down the file next to a microfilm reader I was using. I walked away and forgot it there. Luckily, someone picked it up and put it in the lost and found. I'm going to go pick it up today.

I spent $25 on the file, and if I had to re-order it I would have to wait another couple of weeks to get it. I intended to start working on an article today using the information I found on the file.

So next time I have an important file like that, I'm going to make copies before I leave the house.

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