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Subject: [SOMGEN] Laurel Messenger Indexes
Date: Mon, 1 Dec 2003 09:38:56 EST
Laurel Messenger Indexes - November 2003
The CD-ROM Subject Index which I compiled for the Laurel Messenger,
Newsletter of the Historical & Genealogical Society of Somerset County (H&GSSC) has
been updated. Copies of the CD-ROM have been donated to: H&GSSC; Rockwood Area
Historical & Gen. Soc.; Meyersdale Public Library (Cynthia); and Uniontown
Public Library (Vicki at PA Room). Copies will be sent to other area Genealogical
societies on request. I will make copies for others for a copy fee. The update
1. About a dozen small errors were corrected.
2. The 2003 volume, XLIV , was indexed and added.
3. The Adobe Reader was updated from version 3 to version 6, and bookmarks
were added to most files, which will allow the user to quickly jump to various
parts of the Subject Index.
4. 1975 additional records were added, comprising the names of the principal
persons from the articles indexed in the Estates and Wills categories. The
period covered by the Wills and Estates is from 1782, when Somerset Co. was still
part of Bedford Co. through 1866, from the most recent issue of Laurel
Messenger. It should be noted that the abstracts of the wills and Estates in Laurel
Messenger is quite varied. Sometimes being only a line or two, and sometimes
being as much as half a column. Also, some years have only the wills
abstracted, and sometimes both the Wills and the Intestate Estates and Orphan's Court
cases are abstracted.
The current database consists of 9721 record entries
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The Early Vital Records compilation for Somerset County families which I have
been working on for the past year is progressing nicely. I have made a CD-ROM
of its current contents and have donated copies of this PRELIMINARY version
to the above societies and libraries.
This current preliminary edition consists of 14,116 records in the
Births, 6626 records in the Marriage, and 10,572 records in the Deaths databases.
Due to repetition of names from different sources, there are many duplicate
names in each database.
I hope to complete this project by the end of 2004.
These were just mailed on Nov. 28, 2003, so are still in the mail.
Ora Flaningam /