Re: Do old hotel registers exist? #general

Mashiach L. Bjorklund

Hotel registers (AKA Hotel Guest Register Log Book) are not legal documents, therefore they were not archived like other documents. If you find one it should be considered a random find. Sometimes, in small towns, the local boarding house / guest hotel had it's register published in the local small town newspaper. People were nosey and privacy was not a big concern in days past. But in larger urban areas this was not the case. But it does imply that you might want to search for that time period and that local. People were still nosey about visitors, and perhaps his reason for being there was noted.

Mash Bjorklund
Clearwater, FL

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