NYDELAWA-L ArchivesArchiver > NYDELAWA > 1997-04 > 0861278304
From: Joyce Riedinger <>
Subject: DELAWARE COUNTY WEB-SITE
Date: Thu, 17 Apr 1997 07:58:24 -0400
GREETINGS FELLOW DELAWARE COUNTY RESEARCHER -
Yesterday, part of what follows was sent in a message to my 'personal
Delaware County e-mail list'. Since some of you are new, and not on that
list, I will repeat it here, as well as convey my thoughts and ideas
about the goals and development of the Delaware County, NY USGenWeb
The Delaware County Web-Site went online September 16, 1996. We have had
over 7,100 visitors since that time. In April, we were featured by the
NYGenWeb as County of the Month. Since that happened, our number of
visitors has increased. Yesterday, we had over 100 check out our site.
I have worked long hours setting up a system by which the web-site can
be efficiently managed. Many of you have helped immensely along the way
by contributing data to be put online, and/or by helping to convert that
data to electronic text. Thank you, everyone! This web-site would not be
possible without this gracious cooperation.
Gary Myers of Florida has taken on some new responsibilities. Not only
is he helping to build a General index to surnames, he has also
volunteered to set up the "family bio" section.
GENERAL INDEX TO SURNAMES - surnames listed here will link out to the
individual query on the Query page (which will be split soon - a page
for each letter of the alphabet), to Individual Family web-sites, to
Family Bios (in the works), and to other documents on the Delaware
web-site that includes the family surname. This will make it easy and
fast to get to the info you seek without losing valuable online time.
FAMILY BIO SECTION - We intend to have a little bio of each founding
family/early settler of Delaware County. Names, vital dates of settler,
his wife, and children. Story of where they migrated from, any
interesting anecdote relating to family, etc. You will be hearing from
Gary Myers soon on this project.
THE DELAWARE COUNTY MAILING LIST - this list has been in operation for
11 days. We have a total of 83 subscribers. 64 from my personal e-mail
list, and 19 new to the web-site.
Personally, I am very pleased with the development of the Delaware
County NY USGenWeb site. The goal is to have the web-site be a "Virtual
Genealogical Society" for Delaware County. This will mean that all data
submitted will always be available, any day, any time of day, to
researchers. It will not be in danger of ending up in a basement
or other 'physical' space that will be unreachable. We are living in
miraculous times. Let's all join in and make this "Virtual Genealogical
Society" a reality. We can do it. We are doing it!
Delaware County NY USGenWeb Coordinator