Reply To: Preserving obituaries

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Clifton Patrick
Participant

We also scan, ocr, and enter obituaries in a database with full transcripts and associated metadata (example attached). Several interesting ones have also been posted on the Hudson River Valley Heritage site. Examples:

http://www.hrvh.org/cdm/ref/collection/chs/id/1477

http://www.hrvh.org/cdm/ref/collection/chs/id/1478

In addition to the obituaries, 1524, at current count, we have also built a database of Chester people, currently at 23,380, which has been invaluable, since so many people have shared the same names over the years. Seven Ebenezer Seelys; eight Jesse Woodhulls; thirteen John Smiths; twenty six Mary Seelys and so on.

Have all this data on a computerized database allows us to respond to inquiries with just a few moments of our time.