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What do the following headlines from past issues of this newsletter have in common?
Roof Collapses at Iowa Genealogical Society Library (December 31, 2009)
Fire Destroys Much of Indiana Historical Collection (December 30, 2009)
Archives Damaged in Italian Earthquake (April 07, 2009)
Louisville Library Regains Use of Genealogy Room After Flash Floods (September 11, 2009)
Help Save the Archives of Ontario [from mold that is destroying records] (February 18, 2005)
Genealogy Lost in Twister (November 18, 2002)
North Dakota Records Lost [in the great flood of 1997] (April 28, 1997)
New Jersey Historical Documents and Artifacts Damaged in Flood (April 24, 2007)
Library Rescues Genealogy Books [after a tornado] (June 2, 2003)
Resident Rescues Genealogy Papers from Wildfire (June 06, 2006)
Do you see a pattern here? We cannot plan on having access to original documents forever. In fact, many valuable documents will disappear in the future due to disasters over which we have no control.
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