Monday, August 01, 2011

Tens of thousands of dollars worth of free digitization work

Thanks to Meridian Magazine I have been notified of an interesting article "Mormon Documents Digitized". As genealogist we benefit from the digitization and indexing of records.  It is fascinating to see how the State, Counties and Towns benefit also.

PRINCESS ANNE -- Gary Miller, Somerset County register of wills, still can't believe how lucky he is to have had tens of thousands of dollars worth of free work done to preserve the documents in his office at the Somerset County Courthouse.

As part of the ongoing genealogical research program by members of The Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints, also known as the Mormon church, a team was assigned to copy the documents in Miller's office. Now, he is waiting for the researchers at the Mormon church's Salt Lake City facility to provide him with the final digitized product. (more)

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