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How You Can Make a Contribution
The success of this Project depends on people helping people.
Up Volunteer. If you have Colleton County research
materials, such as histories, census records, cemetery books, etc., you
could offer to do "look-ups" for fellow researchers. We have a
page already established and we sure can use more willing volunteers
a Town or
Our goal is to expand the available online history of Colleton
You can either develop a web page of your own, which would be linked
the main site, or you can compile the information as you'd like it
and copy and pasted it on an e-mail to me. You would be credited
as the contributor or "coordinator" of that particular project.
Town / Community History
3. History or Family Association Web Page. If you have your own genealogy web page, especially one with historical information or a single surname site, please be sure to let me know! History pages and Family Associations or Single Name sites will also be listed on the Research page as well as in the Surname Registry. If you find a Colleton County site that should be listed, please let me know!
4. Take Digital Photographs. If you live in the area or will be visiting soon, please consider taking photographs for upload to the Colleton County site (you may want to check to see what's already been done). If you have a digital camera, be sure to take them on the lowest resolution, and even then, you'll need to reduce the size of the image to e-mail it. Less than 120K per image (one image attached to each e-mail) is a fairly reasonable download, although sometimes Outlook Express disagrees! If you know how to edit the image size to under 60K, that is the perfect size to upload to the web site. Please be sure to contact me in advance to let me know that you are sending an attachment.
5. Transcribe Cemetery Records. Help us get free information on the Internet by transcribing cemetery records. This can be from actual tombstone transcriptions or from church records. Be sure to call the church in advance. If you visit in person, be sure to take a couple of photographs! NOTE ON CEMETERY PHOTOS: IF YOU ARE TRANSCRIBING FROM PHOTOGRAPHS, PLEASE SEND THE TRANSCRIPTION IN A PLAIN TEXT DOCUMENT, OR COPY AND PASTE TO AN E-MAIL MESSAGE. PLEASE DO NOT SEND AN EXCEL SPREAD SHEET. PLEASE DO NOT SEND MORE THAN 3-4 ACTUAL PHOTOGRAPHS PER CEMETERY, PERHAPS A COUPLE OF LANDSCAPE SHOTS, OR ONE OR TWO OLDER GRAVES, OR THE CEMETERY ENTRANCE. PLEASE DO NOT EMBED PHOTOGRAPHS IN THE DOCUMENT YOU SEND. EACH PHOTOGRAPH SHOULD BE SEND AS A SEPARATE .JPG FILE, PREFERABLY UNDER 60K IN SIZE.
6. Transcribe newspaper articles, portions of books, diaries, letters, or town records. If you have possession of anything like this, or if you'd be willing to visit the public research library or LDS center, anything of general interest would be most welcome! Generally, if material was published prior to 1924 it is in the public domain (you still must quote your source). If it was published after 1924, you must have written consent from the copyright holder (usually the author or the author's estate, but sometimes a historical society or town). If it is an original document that you own, such as a diary, you generally have the right to publish it, but please be sensitive to family privacy issues.
7. Post your deeds, wills, obituaries, etc., to the Colleton County site. If you have slave information on any of these documents, please send me a note and I'll copy them to a separate page for African American research. You can send them to me as regular text files, or just copy and paste to an e-mail.
GEDCOM to RootsWeb's World Connect . If you have
family tree in any
9. Old Photographs of Places, Towns, or Groups. Do you have a scanner? If you have access to any old photographs or postcards depicting town or county scenes, please consider scanning and contributing the images. Please let me know ahead of time if you are going to be sending an attachment!
You do NOT have to
to transcribe documents! If you would like to transcribe
vital records, cemetery transcriptions, old diaries or letters, or old
histories of Colleton County, as long as it is not under copyright, GO
FOR IT! The easiest way for me to convert to an html document is
you transcribe it to a plain text document and attach it to an e-mail,
or just type it in an e-mail message. If you have access to WPA
records (a government subsidized project and therefore in Public
any book or document predating 1924, or any material for which you hold
copyright, please consider making a permanent contribution to the
County SCGenWeb. Your fellow researchers will greatly
appreciate it and so will I! Thanks !
If you have any
or other records relating to your family on your personal web page, we
would like to link to them from this page. Contact Pat
Sabin to supply a link for this page or the
State Coordinator, Victoria
to submit a transcribed deed, bible record, etc. to the SCGenWeb