I think I used the wrong term when writing about the old marriage records at Washington County Courthouse, and what the clerk has done with the older marriages to preserve them. I said they were laminated – that was wrong. Laminating, as one kind person brought to my attention, would be the wrong avenue to saving a record. It could not be recovered since the lamination would stick to the record itself. The records at Washington County are encapsulated – enclosed within two sheets of Mylar film. The top could easily be cut off and the record taken out if need be. I wanted to correct my statement before any damage was done to any of your old, precious records! Happy researching!