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State Agency Databases Activity Report: 6/19/2011

Activity continues at the State Agency Databases Across the Fifty States Project.

Marlena Crenshaw of the Arkansas State Library publicly claimed the Arkansas page. Welcome Marlena!

The Pennsylvania and Wisconsin pages came open for adoption. The project coordinator sent out the last of the follow up e-mails to volunteers who have not updated their pages since 1/1/2010.

Next Sunday we should have definitive lists of who is continuing with the project and what pages remain orphans.

We are currently studying ways to ensure that orphan pages have updated links while we recruit for documents specialists for them.

You can find a blow by blow listing of this week’s wiki activity by visiting http://tinyurl.com/3npd96f. Here are a few highlights:

DATABASES ADDED

Arkansas

Arkansas Resource Information CyberCenter – Searchable database of community service information. Searchable by organization, city, county, status, hours of operation, and service offered.

New Jersey

Civil War Treasury Vouchers, 1861-1865 – “Includes 15,770 payment receipts for military expenditures and wartime purchases made by the State of New Jersey from 1861 through 1866. It includes soldiers’ discharge certificates for final pay, affidavits of family members for pay due to deceased soldiers, and quarterly returns of the counties and cities listing the names of soldiers’ families and dependent mothers who received subsistence pay during their service.”

Department of Agriculture Photographs – Indexes more than 7,000 photographs, and displays more than 2,000, showing all aspects of farming, including events and celebrations, organizations, people, corporations, and more. These Department of Agriculture public information photographs range in date from the 1930s to the 1970s with a few items from as early as the 1880s.

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