What you will need to know as a volunteer for the Marriage Project
VOLUNTEERS TO TRANSCRIBE MARRIAGE RECORDS
STATE FILE MANAGERS read below
If you would like to volunteer as a File Manager, you will
need to know how
to work with HTML to make changes to the web site.
Help with learning HTML CODE
When uploading your images please keep them in the IMAGE directory.
Upload in to your state and if you make a mistake uploading into an incorrect
location, please either delete the files or ask me to do it for you.
As a file manager, you can change the state file to suit your own way of
the counties and other information. You may change the background.
The site must keep the USGenWeb Archive, USGenWeb Project, Rootsweb icons
on the State site and be linked to the USGenWeb Archive,
USGenWeb Project, and Rootsweb.
Change the Person to contact from Patti Jepsen to Your name and E-mail address.
Send the transcribed records to the person responsible for uploading into the
archives for the county in which the records will be place. Then link from the
state , county site to the address in the ftp files for that county. You can
request to be notified after the upload takes place You will need to work with
the archivist for the state in which you are file manager. You will find the
person who does the uploading into the archives for the state you are file
manager in, on the USGenWeb Archive TOC.
As File Manager you will automatically be subscribed to the
You may subscribe to the
You will receive a list of the uploads into the archives and you will know
when marriage files are uploaded to the ftp county sites.
To subscribe to the daily uploads list, Submit a blank mail form addressed to
Type nothing in the subject line, in the BODY of the mail form
Type --- subscribe ---- send
To unsubscribe type the word unsubscribe using the same instructions
as used when you subscribed.
You will be responsible for updating the web site and forwarding the text
files to the archivist in a timly manner. I would like to suggest you update
the site at least once every two weeks. If you find you can not do the
FILE MANAGER work, please let me know. If you need help, I will try and help you.
If you find it too demanding, please let me know. If help can be found to
assist you, or if you want to be replaced, please let me know rather than just
leave the site.
VOLUNTEERS TO TRANSCRIBE MARRIAGE RECORDS
This project is working toward placing the following material
USGenWeb Archives, and the Marriage Project will work with you to receive your
transcriptions and place them on the proper place linked to from
the Marriage Project.
Marriage Books, Volumes, Church Records, in complete
what we are working toward getting in place on this project.
You might find this material in microfilm form from the State Vital Records' dept.
Often libraries will help you locate microfilm and let you use their microfilm readers.
You do not have to live in the state for which you are
If you have material from another state than where you live and wish to work
with what you have this is great.
DO NOT USE MATERIAL WHICH IS IN COPYRIGHT
Some people have access to inexpensive micro-fiche readers and
they will read
the microfilm, but I believe the best way to do this is be ready to cut your film.
Brenda Rogers uses a micro-fiche reader, and she will send
her method of using the micro-fiche reader to read microfilm.
Brenda Rogers firstname.lastname@example.org
If you are working on a county marriage record, please let me know what
book, or years you are working on, I will get a page made with a list of
WHO is transcribing WHAT and keep two people from working on the same information.
If you will return to the instructions.htm site you will find links to
Types of records, and how the work should be presented on the site when complete.
If you work with EXCEL or ACCESS to set your work in columns, this can
easily be converted into text. When you have finished.
If you use MSWorks spread sheet or data base program, I am not familiar
with that program. We might some one on the list might who knows how
convert your data into TEXT format.
The best way if you are unsure of your ability to convert the work into
TEXT format is to start using the paragraph method.
BE SURE TO INCLUDE
THE BOOK, YEAR,
MICROFILM ROLL # IF USING MICROFILM.
YOUR NAME E-MAIL ADDRESS.
If you would copy the USGenWeb notice near the top of the page it would
be appreciated. The Archivist should place it there if you do not.
Example of Transcriptions
Patti Jepsen Marriage Project Coordinator
MARRIAGE STATES INDEX
This page created by: Mary Hudson and was first posted on:
1 February 2001
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