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From: Carolyn Obertein <>
Subject: [MISAGINA] Cemetery Project Information and Update
Date: Sat, 10 Aug 2002 07:03:57 -0700 (PDT)
If any of you have access to maps of the Saginaw Co. cemeteries I would be very interested in adding them to the CDs. I have done this with a couple of the cemeteries. I have made the maps hyperlinked to photos of the headstones. This way you can see who is buried next to each stone. Any help with this project would be appreciated.
The more volunteers the quicker we can complete this project for everyone to enjoy. I have contacted a few sites about putting the photos on line. But no luck yet! Due to the tremendous amount of photos they are entered into powerpoint. This has been the quickest and easiest way. You can also add notes and other information about the person. I even had photos of people sent to be added with the headstone photo. I know the powerpoint takes a bit more room on a site, but to me the end results is well worth it. We can spend more time photographing and still have a quality CD using powerpoint. I am still trying to find a site for them. If you have any suggestions please let me know.
I have been asked if the CDs are available for purchase. I didn't want to do this for the money. But I can't afford to just send everyone a copy of the CDs either. Any suggestions to make these more available to everyone would also be appreciated.
I like the idea of sending them to the LDS. I will contact them about this.
Judy Ardine wrote:Katie,
If you do transcribe the Indexes from these films, consider sending a
printout of the Index, and a file of it in DOS text format (ASCII), to the
LDS. In all likelihood you will receive a thank you from them and a request
that they be allowed to reproduce it and make it available to others.
For those of you working so diligently on the Saginaw cnty cemeteries,
please consider doing so too. LDS is the only one we can really count on to
make things available at virtually no cost to anyone who wants to access
them. The LDS remains while websites are lost.
Also, I would hope that everyone who utilizes LDS films are aware that if
a particular film is of long term use to you, you can renew your rental
twice and that 3rd rental (one original rental, two renewals) keeps it
permanently at your FHC. I know that it can be frustrating at times that
you can't "purchase" LDS films for personal use at home, etc. but in so
many cases part of the agreement when LDS was allowed to microfilm public
or church records was that they could not "sell" the information/material
and "had" to make it available to others.
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