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From: Michelle Chubenko <>
Subject: [NJMON] Fwd: [gsnj] [Fwd: State Archives Online Browsable Catalog]
Date: Thu, 05 Jun 2003 16:37:03 -0400
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Subject: [gsnj] [Fwd: IT IS ALIVE!! (State Archives Online Browsable
Date: Thu, 05 Jun 2003 16:09:50 -0400
From: Joseph R Klett <>
Dear Fellow Genealogists:
I sent this earlier to several groups. Please forward to genealogy lists as
appropriate. For those of you who received your GSNJ Newsletter yesterday,
sorry for the one-day delay in posting!
Joseph R. Klett
Chief of Archives
"Joseph R. Klett" wrote:
> Dear Colleagues:
> It is with great pleasure and no small amount of trepidation that I
> announce to you all the posting, earlier this morning, of the State
> Archives? online browsable catalog! Yes, we have successfully created a
> monster? website that is. With over 200 brand new webpages, this
> expansion of the site represents a milestone in terms of public access
> to the 27,000 cubic feet and 25,000 reels of historical and genealogical
> treasure held by the Archives. It is a milestone, in fact, comparable
> to the major collection management efforts associated with the
> relocation of the State Archives to its new facility in 2000.
> The browsable catalog is accessible from the State Archives? main page
> at DARM?s site, www.njarchives.org. You can link directly to the
> catalog page at:
> <http://www.njarchives.org/links/catalog.html >
> From the catalog main page, select any number of pathways to find
> series-level listings relating to numerous topics, holdings for specific
> state agencies and counties, and so on. The listings also provide
> contact information and links for more recent records still held by the
> agency or by local government.
> These 200+ pages provide the researching public with powerful new tools
> to enhance remote use of the State Archives collections and allow for
> considerable research planning in advance of a visit to Trenton.
> Moreover, the series-level catalog provides us with a framework onto
> which the Archives can, and will, soon link finding aids and guides,
> box- and reel-contents data, imaged collections, searchable databases
> (including key-word searching of the catalog), and so on.
> Lastly, if you will indulge me, I would like to specially acknowledge a
> few State Archives, DARM and departmental staff whose support and
> contributions to developing the browsable catalog have been key in
> making this vision a reality?
> First, thanks go to Archives Collection Manager Ellen Callahan, my
> partner in arrangement and description for many years up to and through
> the move of the Archives. Ellen?s dedication to making the Archives?
> holdings as accessible to the public as possible has been vital to our
> progress, including the development of the catalog.
> Next, thanks go to the Archives staff for the numerous ways they have
> helped to develop, review content, and contribute to design decisions
> relative to the new pages. Specifically, thank you to Veronica Meyer
> for making the catalog intro pages a reality, to Sean Curry and Beth
> Colosimo for reviewing content and resolving cataloging questions, and
> to Joanne Nestor for selection of images for the intro pages.
> Finally, thanks go DARM webmaster Dan Noonan, departmental MIS Director
> Richard Allen, and DARM Director Karl Niederer. Dan?s and Rich?s
> technical and moral support are deeply appreciated by the Archives, as
> are Karl?s confidence in the Archives staff and the creative license
> given to us.
> Enjoy and happy browsing... We look forward to your constructive
> criticism and any suggestions you might have for additional topics and
> Joseph R. Klett
> Chief of Archives
> P.S. Please excuse cross-postings and feel free to forward to any
> relevant history, genealogy or archives listserves.
Michelle Tucker Chubenko
Ukraine WorldGenWeb Country Coordinator:
NJGenWeb: Genealogical Calendar of Events
OKGenWeb County Coordinator:
Adair Co.: http://www.rootsweb.com/~okadair/adaircty.htm
USGenWeb Archives - Oklahoma:
Adair Co.: http://www.rootsweb.com/~usgenweb/ok/adair/adair.html
Michelle's Home Page:
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