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From: "Deloris Williams" <>
Subject: Re: [NCWARREN] [NCEDGECO] NC Loose Estate Online Indexing Project
Date: Thu, 2 Jun 2011 14:51:11 -0500
A clarification on my announcement of yesterday.
I need to clarify the project a bit. They are not going to actually
transcribe the estate records, although, I do believe they had mentioned
doing that at one time, that is not what they are doing. This is from the
NCGS about the project:
"This project is the creation of an index - there are no transcription
efforts involved. We are simply asking volunteers to abstract the name of
the estate, the date of probate, and the county of record.
The digital images are owned by FamilySearch. The NCSA used the textural
records as a revenue source (copying costs). They have given this up for
the genealogical community at-large. "
The NCGS website is here: http://www.ncgenealogy.org/
Now having said that, once the indexing has been completed, the images will
be available to the general public and those who want to transcribe them
further are welcome to do so. Some at the NCGenWeb have expressed an
interest in further transcribing the records and will be creating an every
name index and/or transcribing the estate records that will be linked to
the actual images, for our County websites. I know that once that gets under
way, those county coordinators will be needing and asking for volunteers for
their individual counties. The counties that I am personally involved with
will be among those that will be doing that including Franklin, Granville,
Halifax, Vance and Warren, as I am sure many others will be also, and will
be making some kind of announcement in the coming months. Our State website
has links to each of the counties that you may want to stay in contact with
or to check with the coordinator of your county of interest:
NCGenWeb- Asst. State Coordinator #1
County Coordinator for:
Franklin - http://www.ncgenweb.us/franklin/
From: "Deloris Williams" <>
Sent: Wednesday, June 01, 2011 9:09 PM
Subject: NC Loose Estate Online Indexing Project
> I'm forwarding this information for those who may be interested in
> participating in transcribing & indexing the North Carolina Estate Records
> which are now underway. This will be a wonderful opportunity to
> these very important records and will be of enormous help for researchers.
> If anyone is interested in the Project, please contact the names in the
> following for further info:
> Hello Volunteer,
> The North Carolina Genealogical Society, in partnership with
> FamilySearch.org, and in collaboration with the North Carolina State
> Archives, is excited to announce that the online indexing project of the
> North Carolina Loose Estates Records is ready to begin!
> In order to participate, you will need to furnish me with your
> User ID. If you do not yet have a User ID, simply go to the home web page
> at www.FamilySearch.org, and click on the "Sign In" tab in the upper
> right-hand corner to create one.
> This User ID and your email address will be forwarded to Travis Mecham,
> Volunteer Coordinator at FamilySearch.org. He will send you a Quick
> Reference Sheet with instructions, as well as the Waypointing software.
> software will allow you to index from your PC, anywhere, anytime. It is
> Mac compatible. Should you have any technical questions regarding the
> software, Travis will be able to help you. We hope to have a small
> demonstration video available soon.
> Currently, five counties have digitized images available for indexing.
> will be forthcoming over the next few weeks and months. This project
> requires "double blind" indexing, so counties that may have previously
> indexed from microfilm will be verified a second time. This is to ensure
> accuracy before their entries are uploaded into the FamilySearch index
> database and the images made available for viewing.
> The Publications Committee, as well as the entire Board of the North
> Carolina Genealogical Society, are very excited about this project. It
> be a tremendous resource for all researchers with North Carolina ancestry.
> Thank you for your participation!
> Victoria Scott
> 2nd VP/Publications Chair
> Deloris Williams
> NCGenWeb- Asst. State Coordinator #1
> County Coordinator for:
> Franklin - http://www.ncgenweb.us/franklin/
> Granville- http://www.ncgenweb.us/ncgranville/
> Halifax- http://www.ncgenweb.us/halifax/
> Vance- http://www.ncgenweb.us/vance/
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