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Friday, April 27, 2012

Projects, Projects and more Projects

An occasional update on the status of SMCGS' Digitization and Indexing Efforts
Cath Madden Trindle
SMCGS Publications Chair 

1940 Census
Thanks to all of you who are helping with the 1940 census indexing project. I am happy to report that California is over 20% complete! Check the progress at  1940 Census.  If you haven't joined the indexing effort yet, it isn't too late.  Go to The1940Census and join the crew.  Be sure to indicate that you are a member of the SMCGS team and you will immediately be eligible for prizes.

San Mateo County Marriages
This long term project is nearing completion.  Barry Goyette, Russ Brabec, Jo Rebuck, George Zinckgraf  and Norma Sheehan  are down to just a few more volumes in the effort to index all San Mateo County marriages before 1 Jan 1949, the date the California State Marriage Index began.  Over the years others helped with this index, in particular Russ Brabec who moved on to other projects in the County Record Center. Check out the index at SMCGS Marriage Index.

San Mateo County Obits
This project needs help from members who have a scanner at home.  We have received a collection of obituaries from Chris Havenar.  They have been indexed on Obituary Daily Times.  In order to make them easier for our research team to access and fulfill requests for the obituaries we are digitizing them and uploading to our society account on Flickr.  If you have a scanner, a pair of scissors and a few hours email  

Aren't you excited when you find a record online?  Please consider giving back so someone else feels that excitement too.

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