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Monday, October 17, 2005

Maybe You Can Take It With You

From the (State College, Pa.) Centre Daily Times of Oct. 17, 2005:

History buffs to put the past in front of them at conference

By Rich Kerstetter

rkerstet@centredaily.com

Genealogy can be an addiction, the late historian J. Marvin Lee warned. Don't let it interfere with your family.

Lee gave that bit of ironic advice to Vonnie Henninger, who oversees the genealogy collection at the Penns Valley Historical Museum in Aaronsburg.

And to illustrate his point, Lee told of a Centre Hall researcher who had died. When Lee inquired about her records, he was told that the woman's husband was so angry about all the time his wife had spent working on genealogy that he buried her books with her.

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