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Re: Sinclair Genealogy Digest Number 11
Thinking of the entries in the global data base, I was wondering about the
extent to which census index lists have been included.
I was in the Hawaii State Library yesterday and was surprised to find a
collection of many U.S. Census indices for many states and many years during
the 1800s. Others may live close to large libraries or resource centers
(e.g., large Family History Centers such as that in Los Angeles; various
National Archive sites, etc) where they could make copies of the pages from
these indices for names SINCLAIR and ST. CLAIR. If these could be collected
up at one or more sites, perhaps a group of volunteers could key in the data
into the electronic medium.
Eventually, would it not be possible to create an online site where a new
researcher could search through the collection of SINCLAIR and ST. CLAIR
references in various census years and states? Based on the index
information they could then take steps to track down and view/copy the
microfilm census records themselves.
I suppose this present idea gets back to the thread from Spring of this year
concerning state-by-state [and also country-by-country/ region-by-region]
summaries, links and research information regarding SINCLAIR/ST. CLAIR.
Best to all.
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