Last week, the National Genealogical Society’s January-March 2016 NGS Magazine hit their members’ mailboxes. Included in this publication was an article by me, Pam Anderson! As my good friend and mentor, LaBrenda Garrett-Nelson described it, “Cameras in the Courthouse – a model for other courthouses and genealogists to use in developing a camera policy to assist with research!”
Genealogists from everywhere encounter roadblocks to accessing genealogical records, and making copies of the ones they are lucky enough to find. So I decided to write up my experiences and submit an article to NGS. I enjoyed the collaborative process of working with our courthouse officials and staff to carefully craft a policy that could work for everyone. And they now have a better understanding of genealogy, its documentation requirements and standards. But the best thing was stopping by each office, showing them the final product, and thanking everyone for making it all happen.