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Re: Wall of Honor vs. LDS transcription project

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  • Fred Corbett
    Thank you Maura for the helpful clarification of the Wall of Honor data base. Fred
    Message 1 of 3 , Dec 11, 1999
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      Thank you Maura for the helpful clarification of the "Wall of Honor" data
      base.

      Fred

      Maura Petzolt wrote:

      > From: sabinov@... (Maura Petzolt)
      >
      > What you are talking about is the effort done by LDS volunteers to index
      > NY arrivals from 1892 to 1924, in a database of 11 categories of info
      > (more is on the actual manifest). This is -not- the same as the Wall of
      > Honor project.
      >
      > Members of the stake where I volunteer at our FHC participated in this
      > (I am not a church member but have helped with other transcription
      > projects) and I watched them do it. They were painstakingly correct, and
      > each entry was checked twice and then verified again in SLC to check for
      > errors.
      >
      > My information is that this database will be available on Ellis Island,
      > and I have heard from the volunteers doing the work that it might be at
      > FHCs on CD or available through FHCs. I am seeing info in print and on
      > the internet that it will be "searchable on the internet" but as far as
      > I know that has not been confirmed by Ellis Island.
      >
      > As with all the rumors before the LDS FamilySearch site opened (where
      > people were saying it was going to be new online records, when it wasn't
      > really), I think that people may be doing some "wishful thinking". I'd
      > advise everyone to just wait for the real announcement, and not listen
      > to a lot of hearsay.
      >
      > In any case, these years of NY arrivals are already indexed on microfilm
      > and easily searchable.... so I for one wish they had taken a chunk of
      > the unindexed years (1847-1897) to transcribe. But then no one asked
      > -me- <g>
      >
      > For anyone interested, a guide to searching NY arrivals on microfilm via
      > your FHC is on my Hints webpage, url below.
      >
      > ~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~
      > Maura Petzolt Mobile Alabama USA
      > sabinov@...
      > Helpful Hints for Successful Searching
      > http://www.rootsweb.com/~irlwat/instruct.htm
      > ~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~
      >
      >
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