Volunteers as File Managers are needed with knowledge of HTMLcode . (learn HTML code)
Volunteers are needed to locate and transcribe marriage records.
We do not furnish the material for the transcriptions.

The purpose of this project is to link to all the,
"ftp files of Transcribed  Records,"
in the USGenWeb Archives from a central site
and encourage transcription of these records

The records will be uploaded into the USGenWeb Archives for the
State and County in which the records were recorded.

Once they are uploaded into the USGenWeb Archives, we will then
place a link to the archive records from this project.

Some records contain different material than others.
Such as Marriage Applications will contain the Groom, Bride
and a small amount of other information.
Each state might have a different way of recording their
information. Therefore, I am not attempting to establish
a template for these records.

The file will need to be in a "TEXT" format.[ view examples]
With the columns neatly in line,
a space between the columns to make for easy reading.
Or, the file can have the data typed in a paragraph style,
for each Groom and Bride .
If you "PREPARE" the data for uploading into the archives
please follow the Archive Guide lines .
If you can not convert your data
(if transcribed into a data base or excel file) into text format,
I will attempt to help you.

State Archive Links for Microfilm
Suggestions on where records might be located to transcribe

Some types of records to get us started

EXAMPLE 1 Paragraph Style

Paragraph Style Text Format #1
Paragraph Style Text Format #2
Note on the above "EXAMPLE" the Microfilm Roll and Film Number,
Book Number, Page Number, File Names, Submitted by,
USGenWeb Archive information.

EXAMPLE 2 Column, three examples here
Example column style
Example of text column style
Example column style
Please note how the columns are neatly spaced, and lined for
easy reading. At the top of the page is information about
the records this material is transcribed from, as well as abreviations

EXAMPLE 3 Bibles Several Bibles in one text page

What A Volunteer Needs To Know

The notice below should be at the top of each text page uploaded to the Marriage Records Project.

Contributed for use in USGenWeb Archives by Your Name Your<E-mail@address>
USGenWeb NOTICE: In keeping with our policy of providing free information on the Internet, data may be used by non-commercial entities, as long as this message remains on all copied material. These electronic pages may NOT be reproduced in any format for profit or for presentation by other persons or organizations. Persons or organizations desiring to use this material for purposes other than stated above must obtain the written consent of the file contributor. The submitter has given permission to the USGenWeb Archives to store the file permanently for free access. This file was contributed for use in the USGenWeb Archives by: "your Name" Your<E-mail@address> **************************************************************************

NOTICE: Printing the files within by non-commercial individuals and libraries is encouraged, as long as all notices and submitter information is included. Any other use, including copying files to other sites requires permission from the submitters PRIOR to uploading to any other sites. We encourage links to the state and county tables of content.

The USGenWeb Project makes no claims or estimates of the validity of the information submitted and reminds you that each new piece of information must be researched and proved or disproved by weight of evidence. It is always best to consult the original material for verification.

Patti Jepsen Marriage Project Coordinator
USGenWeb Archives

Joy Fisher

Joy Fisher
Assistant Coordinator

USGenWeb Archives

This page was created by Mary Hudson and Brenda Rogers, first posted on:
1 February 2001
Copyright 2001,2002,2003 USGenWeb Archives


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