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State Agency Databases Activity Report March 23, 2014

It was an active week for the volunteers at the State Agency Databases Project at http://wikis.ala.org/godort/index.php/State_Agency_Databases. Activity was focused on fixing links as part of our quarterly link checking process.

NEW VOLUNTEERS

I’m happy to announce that Liz Paulus is returning as the Oregon volunteer. She will be leading a small group of Oregon librarians in keeping this is page up to date. In addition, we have a tentative agreement on the Mississippi page and I hope to announce that volunteer next week.

 

VIRGINIA LAST ORPHAN STATE?

Which brings us to Virginia. If you have an interest in taking Virginia, review the Volunteer Guide and then contact Daniel Cornwall at danielcornwall at gmail dot com.

 

FEATURED DATABASE

Today’s featured database is from Paula Webb, who maintains the Alabama page:

Alabama Civil War Service Database – A great place to find out about families during the Civil War in Alabama. You can search by Name, Branch, Company Unit, Regimental Unit and Co. Unit Name. Provided by the Alabama Department of Archives and History.

 

DATABASE CHANGES

See the full story of the last week’s changes by visiting http://tinyurl.com/statedbs. Below are some highlights of the week.

DATABASES ADDED

MINNESOTA (Paul J McDonough)

What’s In My Neighborhood? – Online resource offering a way to access a wide variety of environmental information about a given community.

NEVADA (Kathy Edwards)

University of Nevada Oral History Archive – “This archive of 200+ primary source oral histories documents aspects of the history and culture of Nevada and the Intermountain West.”

DATABASES REMOVED

MISSOURI (Annie Moots)

Consumer Encyclopedia – Part of Consumer Protection Division, can be searched by keyword. Former URL – http://ago.mo.gov/ConsumerCorner/encyclopedia/

OREGON (Liz Paulus)

Charities Database – This database can either be searched online or downloaded as a 1.5MB file. Database may be searched by name, location, home states, purpose of charity or by income or expense amounts. Former URL – http://www.doj.state.or.us/cgi-bin/charigroup_db_start.pl

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