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From: Paul <>
Subject: RE: Help!
Date: Sun, 27 Oct 1996 13:41:43 -0500
Sent: Sunday, October 27, 1996 9:57 AM
To: Quaker Roots discussion list
Subject: Re: Help!
A few years ago my mother inherited an old fire safe full of old =
genealogy notes, newspaper clippings, magazine articles, several hundred =
old letters and several hundred antique photographs. I now have a =
flatbed scanner and good OCR software and have begun scanning in and =
transcribing some of the documents. In looking at the old paper, it =
seems that digital is the best way to preserve the content. Although my =
workload makes it too dificult to handle requests from others right now =
unless it pertains to my family, I have started a genealogy home page =
where I will be posting much of what I scan in so others can use it. I =
don't think I will be posting many letters though, at least until I find =
a way to get the storage requirements down. I just started it this =
weekend so don't expect it to be too fancy yet. I've only been =
concentrating so far on the content.
A large portion of what I have is on my Quaker ancesters so it may be of =
interest to many of you. I have posted a 67KB article from the Magazine =
of Western History, Feb. 1886, on Dr. Curtis Grubb Hussey, my 3rd great =
grandfather and a Quaker who was born in PA and migrated as a child to =
Ohio. He practiced medicine in Indiana; traded pork to New Orleans; =
operated copper mines in Michigan, general stores in Indiana and Ohio; =
pork processing, copper smelting, and steel manufacturing buisinesses in =
This article discusses his Quaker roots from Christopher Hussey b. 1599 =
and the ideals of his Quaker upbringing and thus would likely be of =
interest to a great many.
I also have a biography on the Rev. Stephen Bachiler 'An Unforgiven =
Puritan' by Victor C. Sanborn, 1917 (71 KB) that may also be of interest =
I am thinking of also scanning in and posting my great grandmother, =
Mabel (Hussey) Turnbull's genealogy notes and letters to share with =
others. These may be worth the storage space and bandwidth.
Among the society page clippings for my great grandmother's, and her =
sister's wedding, I have a newpaper clipping from 1919 describing how =
Cotton Mather plotted to capture William Penn at sea and sell him into =
slavery at Barbadoes before he could spread his "Malignant Quakerism" in =
There is more to come which will hopefully be of interest to a great =
many from both a historical and a purely genealogical perspective.
Thanks for volunteering the scanner!! Anyone else out there have =
that can be used to help facility the project? Also, how about other
documents that can be scanned and made available. Don't limit you
imagination..... Do you have family Bible records that you would be =
to share with other Quaker-Rooters, etc.
For all records scanned and made available please notify myself and at =
Joanne and Katie. I think it important that we keep some kind of =
cataloging of what we have available. Hopefully we will come up with a =
for each individual to update the index themselves. =20