28 June 2012

I Found It In the Archives! 2012 National Competition Results

The Society of American Archivists recently announced the 2012 winner of the I Found It in The Archives! national competition.

Julie Dresser, a teacher’s aide from Sycamore, Illinois, is the winner. Her essay describes how a trip to the Benjamin F. Feinberg Library at State University of New York at Plattsburgh helped her discover priceless letters from her fourth-great grandmother.  Doesn’t that sound like a genealogical gold mine!

Here are the eight entries from the 2012 national competition:

Even though this competition is over, is there a real genealogical gem that you have found in an archive and would like to share with other genealogists? If so, post a comment about it!

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