JewishGen Discussion Group #JewishGen Re: Pennsylvania Death Indices 1906-1961 #general
There are further considerations here, for instance:toggle quoted message Show quoted text
--For the indices, who wants to edit and proofread the OCR output? I've
looked at them, and they're in various formats, each with its own problems.
--where are the sources (actual death certificates) located? Would they
need to be gathered >from each of Pennsylvania's 67 counties?
In general, digitization (especially >from microfilm) isn't that tough.
It's the indexing that costs time and effort and money, the last being
mitigated if there's a sufficient corps of volunteers.
familysearch.org's program is a model of co-operative indexing, but
there's only a finite pool of indexers out there. (I myself have
indexed some death certificates for them--Louisiana, as it happens.)
In short: if you want records to be available and their information
--determine the legalities and logistics of the project;
--volunteer to index and get others to do the same.
On 2/16/2012 11:29 AM, Mark London wrote:
Dennis - Thanks for the info. If you happen to know of anyone who has
"Dennis Gries" <dgries@...> wroteI earlier posted a news message with a link, and I have learned that my cut