On Wednesday, members of the Weakley County Historical and Genealogical Society began to restore the archives that are currently stored in the Weakley County Courthouse basement. Once the records are restored, they will be transferred to a room allocated by the county in the old Dresden Elementary School.
You can read an interesting article by Mary Jean Hall in the Union City Messenger web site that describes the work performed by the Weakley County Historical and Genealogical Society volunteers. A few years ago, water got into the basement and many of the record books became moldy. The volunteers used a chemical to kill the mold in the basement. The process that began Wednesday involves getting the non-active mold residue off the books. To do this, the volunteers first brushed off the surface spores, and then wiped down the archives with a damp sponge and chlorine dioxide, which would kill any mold. The archives were then allowed to air dry. They would use the vacuum to take off any excess material.
The full story is available at http://goo.gl/p9bCh.
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