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"A relative recently gave me this newspaper, knowing I'd be fascinated by the wonderful history it contains. When she gave it to me, I stayed up reading until the wee hours of the morning because I couldn't bear to put it down and go to sleep before I had a good idea of everything it contained. Fortunately, I've been blessed by a family that saves its history and, admittedly, my attic bears testimony to the fact that saver/collector DNA has continued through my generation. :) This newspaper has a low rag content and soon will fall apart. Hence my decision that I didn't want to loose these articles and would transcribe them for myself and other members of my family.
I am not the originator of these articles. All credit is due to the Journal-Record newspaper. I don't want anyone to think I'm researching and creating these articles, when 24 years ago they were the hard work of other writers. I'm just transcribing the information for genealogical purposes and take no credit for the content or writing. I'm trying to transcribe them capitalization and punctuation included) EXACTLY as written. I do make typos but, hopefully, my spell-checker catches the majority of them. I've discovered a few cases where spell-checking has corrected some things I didn't want corrected.
For those of you who already have asked and those who may inquire about republishing these articles in genealogy quarterlies, you need to know that I'm not the person to ask for permission. Please contact the newspaper directly. As I've said, all credit goes to them and I'm just transcribing the information for genealogical purposes.
Another question has been about pictures the newspaper may contain. Yes, it has some wonderful old pictures, but they don't always relate to the published stories. Obviously people shared whatever old pictures they had for the Bicentennial Edition of this newspaper. I will make an index of them all and transcribe the cutlines so that anyone who would like copies of the pictures will be able to get them from the microfilmed copies of the newspaper which can be found at the Alabama Archives and other repositories."
November 4, 2000
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