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Re: [S-R] family search indexing project

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  • treimer@nycap.rr.com
    Ben, It s because its time-consuming (I am not yet retired) and so would want to focus my time & skills on Zipser records. Of course in general all indexing is
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      Ben,

      It's because its time-consuming (I am not yet retired) and so would want to focus my time & skills on Zipser records. Of course in general all indexing is valuable, but I need to focus my spare time.

      Thomas

      ---- Ben Sorensen <cerrunos1@...> wrote:
      > Sorry, but maybe I am a little "green" to genealogy, but I can't for the life of me see the difference between indexing the church records of, say, Keyser, West Virginia and Maly Saris, Slovakia or Viglas-Pstrusa, Slovakia....
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      > They are all kinda "podunk," but quite interesting when you get into the meat of them. Records in small towns in Pennsylvania get really interesting, especially when you get to the Pennsylvania-Deutsch... but then I am very new to the whole genealogy thing.
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      > Ben
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      > --- On Wed, 8/20/08, treimer@... <treimer@...> wrote:
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      > From: treimer@... <treimer@...>
      > Subject: Re: [S-R] family search indexing project
      > To: SLOVAK-ROOTS@yahoogroups.com
      > Cc: "Sue" <sueseyes@...>
      > Date: Wednesday, August 20, 2008, 3:20 AM
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      > Sue,
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      > I just registered, but it seems that you cannot specify which area you'd like to work on and just download whatever they give you. I know German and French better than English (my 3rd language) and don't want to waste my skills indexing some Podunk Southern Baptist Church records.
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      > Thomas
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      > ---- Sue <sueseyes@sbcglobal. net> wrote:
      > > This is from another list I'm on. Sue
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      > > Help is needed by all serious genealogists to index images that can be
      > > viewed free of charge. For those of you who are unaware of this vast
      > > project, the majority of the films in the vast collection of the
      > > Family
      > > History Library are being digitalized for display free on-line. Those
      > > records need to be indexed. For close to two years, volunteers have
      > > been
      > > indexing many records but volunteers are needed to continue this
      > > project.
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      > > Some of those already indexed projects can be viewed on a pilot site
      > > that
      > > can be reached here:
      > > http://search. labs.familysearc h.org/recordsear ch/start. html#p=0
      > >
      > > New information is being added almost daily so be sure to check back
      > > often.
      > >
      > > If you want to volunteer to index various records, you can do so here:
      > > http://www.familyse archindexing. org/en/home/ home.jsf? pname=homeTab
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      > > The more volunteers the faster records will be made available on-line.
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      > > It doesn't take long to do a page of records.
      > >
      > > Current projects include those in English, Spanish, French, German and
      > > Italian.
      > >
      > > Doing this can help you in your own research as you become familiar
      > > with old
      > > handwriting and various forms.
      > >
      > >
      > > Leslie Vaughn
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