Barry's Relatively Speaking: Locked In!

Posted on Nov 06, 2012

Barry's Relatively Speaking shares the personal experiences and stories of genealogists found in the Everton Genealogical Helper Magazine collection on Delores shares the following experience.

I am an avid genealogist! I will look at any courthouse, library, etc. anytime. When my husband had a call to go west to Hardeman County, I tagged along to visit their courthouse. At the stroke of five (closing time), I left to call my husband to come get me from a pay phone around the corner from the clerk's office. Imagine my amazement when I tried to leave the courthouse and all the doors were locked. When my husband got there, I waved him to come up to the courthouse and told him between cracks that I was locked in and the humor started. He almost rolled down the stairs. He said, "Call me when you get out!" The Sheriffs office also thought it was humerous that I was locked in. After they stopped laughing, one of them went looking for someone with a key to the courthouse doors. That is one genealogy trip I will never forget nor will anyone else let me!