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From: Susan Herring <>
Subject: Re: [LACLAIBO] Census for the Archives
Date: Thu, 10 Feb 2000 13:08:07 -0600
I will volunteer, just let me know what I need to do.
Susan Tabor Herring
Kelly Priestly wrote:
> Good morning everyone,
> Hope everyone has had a wonderful week and will have an even better
> weekend. Since I took over the Claiborne Archives, I've been racking my
> (poor little) brain for ideas about how to make researching on-line in
> Claiborne easier. One such idea is online census for Claiborne Parish.
> I know that I HATE going to the library and poring over microfilm all
> day. It is so much easier to do at home.
> I'm sure that y'all have seen other parishes/counties that have on-line
> census images from companies such as S&K or CensusView or Allcensus. I
> received some price quotes for the 1870 Claiborne Parish census.
> CensusView never responded. S&K charges 75 cents/page and has a LONG
> wait list. The 1870 Claiborne is 520 pages coming to a grand total of
> $390 from S&K....a little too rich for my blood!!
> However, Jon at Allcensus said they would normally charge only $49 for
> the 1870 Claib. But, if I can get only 5 people to commit to an order,
> then they would only charge $29 +$2 s/h and each person would get a copy
> of the CD. This comes out to about 10-11 cents per page (if I
> calculated correctly). As soon as the 5th order was confirmed, they
> would order the microfilm roll and we would receive our CDs in about 3-4
> weeks. Jon says you must order by credit card but he assures me that
> you won't be charged until the CD is mailed.
> I know that I've already spent 3 times as much money at the library on
> copying census microfilm at 25 cents a page. So I am just tickled with
> the thought of never having to fight another microfilm reader, endless
> hours in the library.........Once I get the CD, I can upload the images
> to the Archives as well as make an index (any volunteers?). Of course,
> everyone that places and initial order so that we can get the CD will
> have their names listed as contributors.
> How "good" is Allcensus? Is it worth it? Keep in mind that there are
> NO (to my knowledge) published forms of any Claiborne Parish census for
> 1860-1920. Also, although dedicated volunteers may spend endless hours
> transcribing a census for future researchers, there is always that
> thought in the back of your mind "did they transcribe it correctly?" I
> know that even though I find an on-line transcription, I find myself
> going back to the microfilm just to double check. With actual on-line
> census images, the need for that will be eliminated and the only errors
> found will be from the census taker himself. In my initial search for
> info, I heard a lot of feedback from people who purchased CDs from
> Allcensus. Everyone sings their praises! Below is the url to their
> website which includes their pricing policies, example census images,
> etc. You'll also see their email so you can contact them if you'd like.
> I hope that everyone is interested and as excited as I am!! If you are
> interested in committing to an order, then send me a private email or
> just respond to the list. If you aren't interested in the 1870 or you
> happen to miss out on this order, then save your $$$ cause I hope to do
> the same for the rest of the Claiborne Parish censuses. I chose the
> 1870 cause it is one of the biggest at 520 pp (1920 is 560 pp) and I
> thought that the 1870 would benefit more people. Once 4 more people say
> they will commit (I'm counting myself as #1), then I will email Jon and
> get more specific, detailed ordering instructions.
> Hope everyone is enthusiastic :o)
> Kelly Priestly
> List Manager & Archive Janitor
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