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From: "Susan Williams" <>
Subject: [OHPIKE] Pike Co
Date: Tue, 12 Feb 2008 15:23:45 -0700
Also had purchased the Pike Co Marriage Book (1815-1915) when it came out. Been to Pike County, got copies of documents.
Know the work done by many of the volunteers.
My post was an example of what might be done by a group or a website...or that the book /data could be put onto a CD.
BTW - I also had an original copy of Beaver Valley Pioneers by Brill.
Years ago volunteers walked Cemeteries, hand copied data and published BOOKS. Today they can scan, take digitial pics and transmit electronically.
The trend today is to get those Cemeteries walked, digitial pics taken and put on line, books or CD's published.
It is WHICH website/format they go to that prompted my initial questions.
The worst thing that can happen is that any location/group hide them and researchers never learn they exist. I don't care if they live in Piketon or 2,000 miles away. The purpose of a Genealogical Society (or website) is to disseminate information.
Many of us no longer want (or need) the paper Newsletters. We can use and appreciate electronic transmittals.
At this point of my research I am looking for proven data. It can be done with scanning and sent to me via email.
I DO NOT accept GedComs in any form, nor do I publish to the gedcom garbage sites out there.
If you would like to discuss mutual lines, please contact me privately. Please use upper/lower case. All caps is considered shouting.
Susan Bidwell Williams