often have you been in a conversation about our local history, and you thought,
“Gee, that’s worth knowing. Why isn’t
there a place where things like that can be recorded and saved for the
future?” Now there is.
Society is starting a new, on-line publication, ACCOUNTS of Union County History. It will
come out twice a year, in the fall and spring, as part of the Society’s web
page. ACCOUNTS is free. The first “issue” will come out this
fall. You are earnestly invited not only
to read each issue here on the website, but also to contribute items to its pages.
Asking for your written contributions is the purpose of this
are some specifics:
- ACCOUNTS is an opportunity to contribute to Union County’s historical record.
- ACCOUNTS is not a journal of formal
scholarship. No bibliography or
- Items will be short: 200 – 1500 words (a double-spaced page has
250 to 300 words; so
1 to 6 pages in length).
- A variety of items are being sought, such as:
of events in Union County’s history
from family history
of the lives of persons associated with the County
of businesses, communities and places
Descriptions of objects and their makers (such as furniture, buggies,
of buildings (homes, farm buildings, churches, commercial buildings,
etc.), monuments, public
is edited by Tom Greaves (Society board member). Tom Rich (Society webmaster) will be putting
each issue on the Society’s website.
Need help composing? Tom will
happy to work with you to get your draft ready for ACCOUNTS. It would be most helpful if you would type
your contribution and send it to him as an e-mail attachment, but if you are one
of those valiant holdouts against the age of electronics, he will even do the
typing from your hand-written copy. For
further compositional specifics CLICK HERE.
is no plan to make ACCOUNTS available in a paper format, with all the
complexities and expense of subscriptions.
You’ll only be able to get it with a computer at the Society’s
you have an item to propose? Please send
Tom an e-mail firstname.lastname@example.org
and he’ll be in touch. He will also be happy
to get your suggestion about a potential author whom he can invite to
contribute interesting items.
is not reserved for those who are polished, experienced writers. It is an expression of ourselves as a
community, a community of folks who pay attention to local history and want to
help enrich it.
Contact: Tom Greaves,