A brief history of the Trautvetter family that I wrote in 1988 is in the archives of the Prairie Museum of Art and History in Colby, Kansas. The history is incomplete and was written just to show some of the origins of the Troutfetter family in Kansas as I knew them at the time.
Yes, they spelled the name a different way. That’s not the point of this post.
Sharing your information–even if incomplete–is one way to preserve it beyond your lifetime. I had totally forgotten I had written this and, while it was typed on a computer and probably using WordStar, my original electronic copy has long since bit the dust.
Sharing can be a great way to have other copies of your information out there in case you lose what you have.