Sunday, October 19, 2008

Adventures in FamilySearch Indexing - Week 62

Well, the worst just happened to me while my techie son reformatted the hard drive to my computer. I left the external plugged in while he was doing the reformatting and he reformatted that too! That was my backup and now it is all wiped out. I didn't make DVD copies of my hard drive this time because I thought the external was good enough. It worked perfect the last time.

I do have some old backups of my hard drive that I installed but a lot is missing. Thank goodness I have my Mozy backup of my hard drive but it costs to have them send me the disks. I will focus tomorrow on setting up my computer to download right from Mozy. It might take a couple of weeks but it's do-able. Can you believe my luck or what!

I checked on the FamilySearch Indexing website and there were not any new messages. In the indexing program there was one message in My Messages for us.
From: Headquarters
Subject: Semimonthly Message
Date: 15 Oct 2008

Thank you for your excellent work so far on the the 1920 US Federal Census. We are currently indexing records for four states from this census: Alabama, California, Illinois, and Massachusetts. As of today, we have completed 34% of the batches for these projects. Great work!

Please remember while you index and arbitrate these projects:
For the Township field, index all of the information that was eritten to the right of yTownship or other division of county, located in the heading of the document. This includes the information written next to Name of Incorporated Place and Ward of City. Also include words such as: township, precinct, or ward; however, do not include punctuation or symbols.

Click here to see an example of how to index the Township field.
There were no New York projects to work on so I decided to continue my work from last week on the Missouri 1870 U.S. Federal Census. I was able to complete 3 batches tonight that makes 120 records. I have indexed to date 9,337 records to date. If I keep up at this rate I will have no problem reaching 10,000 by the end of the year. Wahoo!!

See ya tomorrow, for tomorrow is always another genealogy day!

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