Date: Sat, 30 Mar 2002 18:14:32 -0800
From: "Donna@MBS" <mbs(a)inland.net>
Subject: Pre-1905 Weekly update
This has been a hectic week. As many of you have noticed, there is a note
website regarding some problems we were having with our tables. We
have found a solution and Aaron, Steve and Laura are working on it as fast
as they can, but these files are large and all have to be reformated and
then uploaded again to the site. This is taking a little bit of time.
Please be patient and it will be worth it. The new updated information will
be not only Internet Explorer friendly, but Netscape friendly as well. I
don't know about the WebTV situation yet. We will have to wait and see.
In the meantime, the transcriptionists are working like little beavers on
continuation of the batches. Based on the information that I have, when
the site is back to full capacity again the following will be added to the
site as completed:
San Bernardino County Book Two
Humboldt County Book Two
San Luis Obispo County A-N
Possibly Santa Barbara County
And about 30 batches of San Francisco County
There could even be more by then as well.
As you can tell, we are progressing, even though the website is being
We have also distributed the following counties for work to begin on
Part of Fresno County
Del Norte County
Part of Sierra County
Part of Mono County
Part of Santa Cruz County
And lots more of San Francisco County
ALSO, although it will be awhile before we get to them, we are in the
starting to collect marriage and birth records for some of the
counties so that we will have them when the deaths are completed.
PLEASE, do not ask for lookups. We are going as fast as we can to get
and cannot do lookups and maintain our current speed of work.
We will NOT do lookups regardless of your reasoning. Please be patient. We
are working as fast as our fingers will go.
Some BAD NEWS.... It appears as if there are no records available for El
County. Rumor has it that one of the employees ran off with the
records and sold them, but we have no access to them. Also, these records
were NOT filmed by the LDS church either so getting that won't work either.
We had heard they were at the Huntington Library, but have learned that is
not the case either. We may be able to get some records, but they will be
minimal at this point in time.
Some GOOD NEWS.... We have somebody checking into the availability of the
County records and should know in the not too distant future what
is going on here and if we can get access. Say lotsa prayers and keep your
fingers crossed. These records are also NOT filmed by the LDS church either.
Sooooo, as you can tell, with all these changes going on, life has
hectic on the pre-1905 project. Keep an eye on the site to
see the changes come about. When all is said and done with the upgrades, we
will also have sources listed on the site for your reference. Just be
patient. We are listening to you all and your comments...the fix-its just
don't happen overnight.
Donations to the project are still needed and can be sent to me at the
below. Volunteers to transcribe are also appreciated. Just contact me.
Thank you all for your support on this project. It definitely has been
there for us
and I hope we can continue to comply with your needs by
getting these records to you as fast as possible.
Pre-1905 Project Coordinator
P. O. Box 391368
Anza, CA 92539-1368