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Time for another update.
Welcome to our new subscribers.
Please read this and our other News bulletins in conjunction with
the News page on the web site.
Progress on the database
There are over 60,000 entries on the site now. Thank you.
Syndicates and transcribers
We are setting up syndicates. See
http://FreeBMD.RootsWeb.com/Alloc_1837-40.html and see which
slots are being started on. Not everyone who has volunteered so far
has a niche yet - don't worry, there's room for everyone.
Source - where to get some
The issue of where to get some source is a live one. Would some
people like to photocopy for those who need supplies and can't
access any at all. This would have to be paid for, of course. I
suggest that those who need photocopies could send an sae and
costs to the person photocopying. Obviously it'll be cheaper for all
if we can have volunteers to copy in each country - or even in most
We are still working on improving access to the records.
There is support for raising some money to buy a set of source
records and maybe a reader/printer. John Fairlie will act as
treasurer for funds raised, but support and active help is needed to
get that moving.
We are constantly tuning and adding to the web pages. If you are
having problems knowing what to do next, do email me, but can
you say where you got stuck, please? Then there's a chance we
can rewrite or add sections in on the pages to help.
If you'd like to read the previous "News" messages, don't forget you
look through the archive. Find the link from the main FreeBMD
Camilla Gemmingen von Massenbach
FreeBMD co-Leader http://FreeBMD.RootsWeb.com/
IIGS member http://www.iigs.org/
Personal site: http://www.links.org/surnames.htm