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From: Carol Perry <>
Subject: Re: [NYHERKIM] HCHS Computer fund
Date: Tue, 07 Dec 1999 15:47:12 -0500
May, I applaud everyone who made this happen. Isn't this just wonderful, May I
thank everyone from someone who lives in Maine and cannot just pop in anytime
(although I would love to). It will be well worth the wait.
> Hello list members:
> The computer fund of the Herkimer County Historical Society was increased
> by $1500, a gift from Hughson F. Hawley in memory of his wife, Lucille
> Clapsaddle Casanova Hawley. Mr. Hawley's very generous gift added to the
> funds contributed by list members enabled the computer committee to select
> and purchase two computers. When delivered, they will be installed in the
> Eckler Building.
> One computer will provide Internet access for the public as well as
> genealogical and historical CDs. The other computer will be used by the
> volunteers to begin the massive job of inputting the societies collection on
> a searchable database. As you can imagine, this effort will take some time,
> but be assured that it will be worth the wait.
> As soon as Internet connection is established, the society's e-mail
> address will be available for those who have questions or wish to purchase
> books. I'll keep you posted. Eventually the society will have its own
> Funds remaining in the computer fund will be used to purchase a printer
> and scanner, as well as additional memory and other things as needed. For
> this reason, the computer fund will remain open for donations. Many thanks
> to you all.
> Jane Dieffenbacher
> Vice-President HCHS
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