Greatest News since sliced bread!!
Thanks to David Crosby we now have forms for submitting your
records to the Mississippi Archives.These forms will make it so much
easier for contributors to share their records with the MS Archives.
They type in the information, click on submit and the .txt file is
instantly formatted, created and mailed to the rootsweb directory and
available to the rootsweb search engines at http://www.rootsweb.com/~usgenweb/newsearch.htm
within 48 hours. Most of these forms, with the exception of just a few, will
allow the user, or the file managers to copy/paste the data into the forms.
For anyone who has had a nightmare of reformatting a word document
into ascii text file, you'll love this feature!!
This database can be set to send a copy of files submitted to any of the
county mailing lists (providing the list admin will put the forms on accept
or give a subscriber email address).
These forms have been used for almost 2 years in Alabama and Georgia
and the results have been that contributors love them. It takes any guesswork
out of their hands, the files are formatted with all pertinent information and
submitted within the USGenWeb Archives policies. They can get immediate
response by choosing to send a copy back to themselves and because of the "ease"
of submitting through these forms the amount of sharing has at the very least
I hope you'll all be as excited as I am in having this new feature for the MSArchives
and add a link to these forms on your pages.
There are two servers so that if for any reason one is not working the other will
work as a back up. These are at http://www.genrecords.org/msfiles and http://www.genrecords.net/msfiles/
I hope you'll all join me in welcoming this new addition for MSArchives and promote this
new and efficient way of helping to get genealogical records online.
If anyone has any questions about these forms they can send them to Debra Crosby
at email@example.com or David Crosby (creator) at firstname.lastname@example.org
Ann Allen Geoghegan
USGenWeb Archives - Mississippi Project Coordinator
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