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Ronald    43

Software upgrades are coming this summer.  That sounds like a good thing, right?  Well, it is. We are having to upgrade our information databases to handle the expected increase in content. In the coming weeks we will move our existing data into the new databases and then we ill be able to bring exciting new content to the site.

Yes, exciting new content. We are going to bring our library, photos, and postcards to the website.  With over 4000 books in our library we will provide the title, table of contents, and availability for some helpful lookups if you feel your relative might have information included within the book we have.

Another fun thing is our postcard collection.  We have amassed a sizable grouping of postcards, most have been used, which is why we get them.  You see, we are going to place them on the site for members to search.  We hope someone will find a long forgotten heirloom from a family member.  We think it would be fantastic to get the postcard back to a family member that would appreciate having it.

We also are considering some of our private antique photo collections and additional items such as maps, store ledgers, etc.. We just have to determine the value of putting them on line.

 

One last thing.... All of these items will be view able to MEMBERS only.  While the site currently costs nothing to use, and we don't see changing that at any time in the future, we think this is a nice member benefit. Hope you will check back to see how we progress.

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Ronald    43

The USA databases have been updated and are now available.  We have also gotten some new information added for Michigan and Oregon.

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