The Inter-County Leader has an interesting, although sad, story from northwest Wisconsin. An early morning fire last Thursday, Dec. 10, took the home of Elmer and Sue Eliason, completely destroying the home that has been the residence of the family for the past 80 years.
Many fourth- and fifth-generation heirlooms were lost in the fire. On the other hand, precious family photos were saved, along with the genealogical research Sue Eliason's mother had done.
The genealogy research was stored in a safe. When told the location of the safe where the genealogical materials were held, the firefighters cut through the wall to recover it, apparently while the house was still in flames.
You can read the full story at http://tinyurl.com/ycrsva5.