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From: "John Slaughter" <>
Subject: [MAESSEX] Vital Records update - HUGE milestone
Date: Mon, 19 Mar 2007 19:18:09 -0700
Good evening, everyone. :-)
The early vital records of Essex County to 1850 is now 100% transcribed
and online for everyone to search. This includes the additional volumes that
were published for Ipswich, Marblehead & Rowley. Those are all linked from
the main records. They are indicated by a red link to the additional
We still have nine towns to finish getting images. If you get a page can
not be found, the link isn't broken. We just haven't got the images up. Send
a request to MAVitalRecords for the image and we'll get it for you.
The surname index is probably 99% in agreement with the full database.
I'll try to update that tomorrow night - IF I'm not too tired when I get
home. I'll be moving a lot of steel pipe and might only want to sit and
This is a huge milestone. The thanks all go to all of the people who have
pounded their keyboards for us over the years. These people are absolutely
phenomenal. "Thank you" does not convey the feelings I have for these
Essex County has well over 18,000 pages of actual records. This doesn't
include all of the introductory pages in each book. Last weekend we passed
three-quarters of a million records. Of those, Essex County comprises about
two-thirds, over half a million individual records.
I started this about seven years ago with the intention of only transcribing
Ipswich. How it has grown. We intend to make this the absolute best vital
records data base on the web. Best of all, it is absolutely FREE.
Thank you to all of you who have continually given us support in this
project. Also, thank you to everyone who finds errors and reports them to us
so we can continue to make this an even more reliable database. I have
looked at many databases, including the pay sites, and I think ours has the
absolute lowest error rate. This is mostly thanks to the hard work of the
transcribers, but also to you for when you find the ones that slip through.
BTW, if you're new and don't know about this, visit
Thank you. :-)
John Slaughter & Jodi Salerno
MA-Bay-Colony & MAMiddle list moderator
USGenWeb County Coordinator
Essex County, MA - http://www.rootsweb.com/~maessex
Middlesex County, MA - http://www.rootsweb.com/~mamiddle
USGenWeb Town Coordinator Ipswich, Essex, MA -
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