Beginning March 2nd, 2020 the Mailing Lists functionality on RootsWeb will be discontinued. Users will no longer be able to send outgoing emails or accept incoming emails. Additionally, administration tools will no longer be available to list administrators and mailing lists will be put into an archival state.
Administrators may save the emails in their list prior to March 2nd. After that, mailing list archives will remain available and searchable on RootsWeb
I thought I'd forward this to the email list in case any of you might find
I have added the link for this site to the county's main page for future
I hope all is going well in your genealogical endeavors.
Lee S. King
County Coordinator - USGebWeb Project
http://www.rootsweb.com/~ndsherid/ Sheridan County ND
North Dakota Biography Index Database Now Available
Accessing biographical information regarding North Dakotans has just
become easier with the release of the North Dakota Biography Index
(NDBI) database by the Institute for Regional Studies at the North
Dakota State University Libraries. Searching the database will enable
users to quickly determine which publication to consult for biographical
information. More than 138,000 biographical sketches are indexed; found
in some 540 publications. The site can be found at
The beginning of the NDBI was a unique card file index to published
biographies compiled by Allen Petersen of Fargo, N.D. In 1980 the
Institute for Regional Studies acquired the card file. Since then the
Institute staff has continued to expand the card file by indexing all
books published through 1980. A limited number of post-1980 books also
have been indexed, mainly county histories. In 1993 the Institute staff
began to automate the card file, and only in 1999 was the data from all
the cards entered, making the public release of NDBI possible. The
Institute staff continues to index newer publications as well as proof
and edit the existing data.
The types of publications indexed include county and community
histories, biographical dictionaries and who's whos, church and business
histories, atlases, special historical newspaper editions, the WPA
biography files, and several periodicals rich in biographical material.
The index does not include published family histories or genealogies,
newspaper obituaries, periodical articles, and books of biography about
a single individual.
Additional indexing of newer publications will be included as time and
funds allow. The addition of page numbers and life dates to entries
will be an ongoing project by the Institute staff. Should users of the
NDBI find pre-1981 North Dakota publications that have not been indexed,
they can let the Institute staff know about them so they can be included
in this database.
The Institute is also offering a copy service to the public for
biographical sketches desired. A direct e-mail link to the Institute
appears at the bottom of the search screen.