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# Tuesday, October 07, 2008
Ohio County Gets Grant to Digitize Vital Records
Posted by Diane

Ancestry.com and FamilySearch are continuing their collaboration by cosponsoring a records digitization grant just awarded to the Probate Division of the Summit County Common Pleas Court in Akron, Ohio.

The grant, administered by the National Association of Government Archive and Records Administrators, is worth $150,000—but it’ll be delivered in the form of services rather than money.

FamilySearch will digitize 550,000 individuals' Summit County marriage records (1840 to 1980), 46,000-plus birth records (pre-1908) and more than 22,000 death records (also pre-1908).

Ancestry.com will create an index linked to the images that’ll be free on the probate court’s Web site, FamilySearch and Ancestry.com.

The project should be completed by the end of next year.


Ancestry.com | FamilySearch | Public Records
Tuesday, October 07, 2008 11:45:21 AM (Eastern Daylight Time, UTC-04:00)  #  Comments [4]
Thursday, October 09, 2008 10:54:17 AM (Eastern Daylight Time, UTC-04:00)
Wonderful. My state of New Mexico could use a grant like that. Our state is one of the most historic, but our archives have not been digitalized. What a crying shame.

Please send this information to Archives of New Mexico, State Records Center, 1205 Camino Carlos Rey, Santa Fe, New Mexico, 87505.
Charlet Grace
Thursday, October 09, 2008 2:43:04 PM (Eastern Daylight Time, UTC-04:00)
Can we volunteer to help with this project? If so, what do we do?
Linda Lindsay
Thursday, October 09, 2008 3:15:39 PM (Eastern Daylight Time, UTC-04:00)
Hi, Linda,
Since Ancestry.com is creating the index, you should keep an eye on its listing of World Archives Project available indexing projects at http://community.ancestry.com/wap/download.aspx .

You can learn more about the WAP in an upcoming Webinar (see http://blog.familytreemagazine.com/insider/World+Archives+Project+Webinar+Coming+To+A+Computer+Near+You.aspx) and on the Ancestry.com blog at http://blogs.ancestry.com/ancestry/category/community/world-archives-project/
Diane
Thursday, October 09, 2008 5:45:54 PM (Eastern Daylight Time, UTC-04:00)
What a fabulous opportunity!! Too bad it wasn't one county to the north, my county. But I can't wait to help and see the results!
Patty
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