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From: "Judy Florian" <>
Subject: Re: [BRE] Repairing the Gospel Messenger
Date: Tue, 30 Dec 2008 06:17:05 -0500
We just need a mailing address, hon. I saw that the other person
asked you to put your address on the list, so I was just gonna get the
addy and see what I could do come January. Don't think we're all not
Also, to everyone, I see 2-fold needs concerning COBs and preservation
I've come to know Brethren without being a member, and genealogy is
what brought me to know folks like you all here and folks in my
ancestor's church. As I get older (well I know, I'm not that old,
they say), it's becoming more important to me to give back, to support
something other than my own pure survival needs or my wants. I think
there is probaby a church of our ancestors / a church in our local
areas, or a need such as supporting Wayne's efforts, to which we can
each give something. At churches, there's always cemetery upkeep or
utility bills---- and for online genealogy, there are those like Wayne
who spend their own money until it hurts, just to preserve history for
everyone's benefit. So many locality / county webmasters also buy
records just to put them online for free--- and they feel the same
disappointment when no one contributes, or often never even say "thank
you" (I personally know that feeling.).
While we can't tell each other where to put money or who / what to
support, we can enourage each other to help out in some way--toward
something in life.
I'm sure Wayne would appreciate even a one-time small contribution
versus just nothing.
So Wayne, all we need is an address.
On 12/30/08, Wayne Webb <> wrote:
> Since I had one respondent, and only one, to my previous email concerning my
> request for mending tissue to repair the Gospel Messenger issues presently
> being digitally archived, I thought that perhaps I would elaborate somewhat
> on the procedure.
> You will find at Gospel Messenger Repair
> <http://brethrenarchives.com/free/repair.pdf> a file that shows the repair
> process. To date almost the entirety of the 1888 Gospel Messenger has been
> in tatters necessitating repairs. So far I have used almost two full rolls
> of the mending tissue.
> I first scanned the page to demonstrate the condition before repairs were
> made. I then scanned the repaired page which gets me the "master" image.
> The final image you will see is the tonally adjusted image, or the
> "processed" image.
> What you do not see are the four or five other steps needed for archiving of
> the image. This has to do with metadata and is a step in between the two
> images as well as other details. The imagery is not perfect but seeing that
> I started with two pieces it should suffice for future generations.
> The second link, Canada <http://brethrenarchives.com/free/canada.pdf> , is a
> continuation of the material I was discussing in regard to the River
> Brethren of Canada. It is interesting, and known amongst the general
> history of the various pietistic sects, but may still be of interest to the
> reader. What is still of interest is that apparently the discussion of a
> possible merger is not known among the historians of this generation. We
> have yet to find a reference in the Annual Meeting Minutes of the Church of
> the Brethren.
> Wayne Webb
> P.S. I also found that the 1888 set I am scanning is missing issues forty
> through forty-two. Now I wonder how I am going to resolve this little
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