Franklin County Records Destruction – More Questions than Answers, Still

Gone GlobalWith the New Year, comes a GIANT surge of interest in the question of exactly what happened in Franklin County, when an entire roomful of documents, some dating back as far as the 1820’s (including financial documents, personal letters, photographs, wills, deeds, and who knows what else), were confiscated and quickly incinerated; despite the fact that a local Historical Society had already organized and was well-underway in a grass-roots effort to save the material, preserve it, and make it available for researchers.

My posts on this incident can be found;



And here:

Over the weekend, news of this story reached some well-connected bloggers and tweeters in the New York City area. Since then, my site has been literally inundated with visitors (5000 before noon today), many of whom have added me to their “Follow” list and a whole lot who have added comments, re-blogged / re-tweeted the story to their contacts.

I want to thank everyone for their interest and support. I wish I could personally reply to each note I have received, but there is simply no way to do that (I have a few hundred unanswered in my inbox now, with several more arriving every few minutes! IT’s NUTS!!) Do know that I appreciate all the interest and support!

Tomorrow I will post a follow-up, with the latest status I have so far on the developments. I have notes out to several people associated with the decision to destroy the docs, and I am still waiting for their responses. I hope to include them in tomorrow’s post.

Please stay tuned, and please continue to tell your friends about this issue.


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