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From: "Vicki Ward" <>
Subject: Re: [OHPIKE] Need Info on Obtaining Obituaries
Date: Mon, 11 Feb 2008 01:27:03 -0500
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I have "volumes" of information I could send you. I did many cemetery readings, and copied hundreds of obituaries. What are the rules for submission? I don't have individual pictures of each tombstone in each cemetery that I transcribed. I only wrote down the information. And I cannot "Prove" that the obituaries I copied are ligitimate. My mother had collected obituaries for many years. I simply transcribed the information from them and also from a few other sources. I also have articles, and other interesting information I have gathered over the years. Can those be used too?


----- Original Message -----
From: Yolanda Campbell Lifter
Sent: Saturday, February 09, 2008 10:39 PM
Subject: Re: [OHPIKE] Need Info on Obtaining Obituaries

I took over Pike County's OHGenWeb site in 2006 when Allen Richmond retired.
The site was on his own domain and he kept all the contributions.

The current url is http://ohgenealogy.com/pikeco. Contributions are always
welcomed. I have added many tombstone photos I have taken over the years in
Pike County and have hundreds more to upload in the near future. I'll be
taking many more on my annual April Ohio research trip.

Please remember that any information you may find on a website, in a book,
or sent to you by an individual, needs to be verified. If sources are
listed, it saves some time in locating the information yourself.


Yolanda Campbell Lifter
Malabar, FL

member, Association of Professional Genealogists http://apgen.org
Florida and Great Lakes Chapters

Ohio Family Research http://ohiofamilyresearch.com
Ohio Genealogy http://ohgenealogy.com

----- Original Message -----
From: "Vicki Ward" <>
To: <>
Sent: Saturday, February 09, 2008 10:23 PM
Subject: Re: [OHPIKE] Need Info on Obtaining Obituaries

> There used to be another Pike Website where folks submitted material as
> they found it and posted it for all the world to see. There were many,
> many obituaries, cemetery readings, birth records, articles, biographies,
> etc. Of course, since the material was posted by individuals, etc., it
> couldn't be trusted to be 100% accurate. There was always room for error,
> etc., It wasn't exactly the same as looking directly at a birth
> certificate, for example. And folks from the Genealogy Society didn't
> approve of that site since not as many folks wanted to buy their books if
> they could get the info. for free. So when the gentelman who was the
> webmaster of that site retired from the job, no one ever picked it up that
> I know of. And personally, I think he retired due to all the contreversy
> all the time. But I thought the site was great. It at least gave a
> person material to use to "start" their search. And it was FREE as
> genealogy should be.

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