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Re: Online Database--A future resource for Sinclairs?
I am also part of a discussion group, sort of, on another line. The person
running it has about 30,000 names in his data base. Occasionally he would
be able to piece together a line for someone, but often it was more to add
to the data base. Then some people took the database and worked it over so
it could be searched by county and city. Now that really began to give some
good results. Where names had been entered incorrectly or with an alternate
spelling and couldn't match up, now by area, new links could be seen like
never before. . I wonder whether our data base will be that flexible?
----- Original Message -----
From: Amber Dalakas <firstname.lastname@example.org>
Sent: Monday, October 11, 1999 1:18 PM
Subject: Re: Online Database--A future resource for Sinclairs?
> >We have had some discussions about resources in which information about
> >Sinclairs might be gathered together in one place. Currently, we have an
> >international Sinclair database project with two volunteers staffing the
> >project and contributions accepted from those who choose to participate;
> >others have extensive collections amassed over the years, some of it
> >published, other collections unpublished.
> >After using the new Illinois State Archives online index to Illinois
> >[url is: http://www2.sos.state.il.us/cgi-bin/marriage] I have been struck
> >how flexible the system is. I won't go into the details, but one can
> >surnames only, first and last names, bride only, groom only, or both--and
> >this can be done statewide or by individual county.
> >I don't know what the future holds for a Sinclair finding aid for new
> >resarchers, but many folks with Illinois roots are getting leads from
> >resource, and
> > I would encourage folks to visit the site and type in SINCLAIR.
> > site: http://www2.sos.state.il.us/cgi-bin/marriage
> > What if we created an index to Sinclair marriages?
> > Or Sinclair heads of household? Or?
> > Perhaps the database could include e-mail addresses for folks willing
> >discuss the lines/families/ individuals listed?
> >Just a few thoughts.
> Hi all:
> If someone does undertake such a task, I would suggest giving a great deal
> of thought to what the project can expand into. I host the DeHart Family
> Home Page and have revamped it several times due to the great amount of
> that has been donated by so many. If you are interested in taking a look
> the DeHart Page and how I set it up (check out the Researcher's Page for
> sure) it is located at: http://homepages.rootsweb.com/~am1/dehart.html
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