Erie County, Pennsylvania
A Participant in the USGenWeb Project
February - April 2013 Theme -
February 1, 2013 - See Welcome Letter Below
|THIS SITE MAINTAINED BY BILL KLAUK|
Erie County Data
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February 2013 . . . . . . . . .
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Welcome to the Erie County (PA) Genealogy Home Page!
Happy New Year! My new year resolution is to spend more time on this web site. In previous welcome letters I wrote:
Please send any contributions to my primary contact address -- Click here --.
As is always the case, I will continue to work on old material, continue on a site review and index project, and continue to post new submissions as applicable.
A brief word about my research policy. I spend a lot of time in the upkeep of this web site and I do not do personal research. I also do not have information about where to find things, such as vital records. If information has been provided to me, it has been posted. I occasionally have a pet project that might result in a web page, or in some supporting digital photography, but I can not respond to personal requests. Please direct your questions (queries) to the query system (currently using Rootsweb Message Board), and/or to the PAERIE-L mail list described below. Also see my links to the Erie Society for Genealogical Research (ESGR) and to the Erie Co (Blasco) Library - both of these organizations provide research services at reasonable rates.
If anyone has material to contribute, please let me know, or just go ahead an send it to me as a Microsoft Word document, HTML page, email text or other "text" format as an email attachment. I can not use files submitted in Adobe PDF format. Any photos scanned should be done at 200dpi or better, and the larger the better (I can always shrink). Please save and send to me in .jpg format. Multiple file attachments may be included in each email transmission, but try to limit the total size of the attachments to 600K or under. I have been having problems with attachments in .zip format, so would prefer to receive the raw .jpg file. Please remember that if you scan material containing words and save it as a picture, you should also transcribe the words into a text document. The search engine can not find words in a picture. Please contact me by email if you are not sure about the material, or have other questions about "how to".
My goal is to make this web site a premier location for Internet research in Erie County, Pennsylvania. I would publicly like to thank each and every individual whose name appears within these approximately 700 web pages as a contributor and/or township coordinator. Questions and/or information about the site (but not research queries) may be directed to me - Bill Klauk - at email@example.com.
WE STILL NEED YOUR HELP! We still need people to be listed as township coordinators - little work is involved as you only need to be a filter or point of contact for people looking for specific township information. You do not have to live in the area to be a township coordinator, but it does help to have some knowledge of the township. New coordinators have recently been assigned for Concord, Greenfield, and Venango townships. I am currently looking for help for Springfield, Wayne and Lawrence Park townships, and the City of Corry. Several other township volunteers currently have other priorities, so if you have an interest in ANY township, let me know. Send your name to Bill Klauk if you are interested.
Check back often to see what is new. Subscribe to the PAERIE-L e-mail list to keep up with what is happening. It is hoped that those of you who are visiting this site will soon find information that is both useful and informative. Check back often and make use of the What's New feature below. And please excuse the frequent changes, but in this ever growing site, change will always be with us. Happy Genealogical Hunting!
To save space on this 'home page', I have started an archive page for old welcome letters that have material that still might be of interest, such as my "Thank you to contributors" messages, and notes about previous services that were closed down on us. If anyone is interested in reading old welcomes letters, or if you are new to visiting this site, then you may want to click on this archive link for old welcome letters.
Bill Klauk . . . . . .
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The GUEST BOOK is not functioning as of July 2003.
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This page last updated on February 1, 2013.