Last week I wrote about the destruction of many old records, including books, boxes, loose papers, ledgers, and more in the basement of the county courthouse. The records were from approximately 1840's to the 1960's. You can read the article at http://goo.gl/qD8w2i.
Victoria P. Young read the article and later wrote, "I was appalled and outraged. It seemed a matter that should have come to the attention of the North Carolina Genealogical Society, but it was confirmed that no one on the board had been contacted through official channels."
Vickie decided there must be more to the story than has previously been published and she decided to find out.
She certainly has the qualifications to perform the needed investigation. Victoria P. Young is a long-time professional genealogist in North Carolina, is President-elect of the North Carolina Genealogical Society where she has served on the board since 2007. She also is a member of the Association of Professional Genealogists and the National Genealogical Society.
Vickie did the research, interviewed several of the individuals involved, and did indeed find that "there is more to the story." You can find her report in the North Carolina Genealogical Society's web site at http://www.ncgenealogy.org/. Look for the article entitled Records Loss in Franklin County, NC.
If you have an interest in the recent records loss, you NEED to read Vickie's article.