Submit Data

Want to submit data for site - mail to me; read quidelines below. If any questions just ask!

One of the major objectives of the Carroll County INGenWeb is post information online about the people, places and things of Carroll County, Indiana. The purpose is to provide indexes, articles, family history, county history (just to name a few) of information that is pertinent to genealogy and historical research, concerning Carroll County, for you, the researcher. I cannot do this alone. I need your help!

The Carroll County INGenWeb is in desperate needs of submissions. Do you have a list of marriages for a year or a family; census that you transcribed, a family, building or county history; a deed or will record? Please consider sending information that is genealogy or historiced based pertaining to Carroll County. Please check with me as I do have stuff working in the background on WPA births, WPA marriages, or re-send if was submitted and not up on site (sorry what I have found in onld file is up).

We encourage and appreciate any submissions of genealogical materials to Carroll County Genealogy, INGenWeb. You may send your data in plain text, HTML or attachments via email to the County Coordinator. Please be specific in the subject line and reference Greene County to avoid your email being mistaken for spam by my junk email filters; Example: "Greene County Data: William Brown's Biography." Don't forget to include your name and the email address you prefer to use for credits on the website for your submission.

Missing Submissions?


Have you submitted information and it is not up on site? Please let me know - so I know what I am looking for in her folders. If I find new stuff not up I will add it as I go

Recently I have been doing a complete overhaul on the site, rearranging pages to get them more organized. As of 30 April 2011 - hopefully the site is all up in working order - and very few bad lnks if any - IF ANY ARE FOUND - pleas e-mail me with page address not found also some pages may contain some 'garbage coding' will you please let me know if this is found. I hope all like the 'simplified' design of the pages - there is some fine tuning yet to do - let me know of pages that are in need of this PLEASE.


Submissions & Ideas


I've noticed there are some things I would like to have more information on. For instance, I would like to have more of the census records available for researchers. If you would be interested in transcribing the census images, please contact me.

Is there anything you would like to see on the site?

I also want to start a page of folklore, stories told around the fireplace and handed down from one generation to the next. I think it is important to know more about our ancestors than just where they were born and died. So, if you have stories told to you about your family, send them too me and I will include them. They will add a great deal of flavor to your genealogy.

There are a couple of ways to do submissions. You may want to send your information as an attachment to an e-mail

Or, you may want to send a cd to me (especially useful if you have a lot). Just e-mail me and then I will give you an address in which to mail it too.

On and in all corresponse please include, RE: Carroll County, Indiana and complete information about what you are sending me.


Please read the guidelines below regarding materials submitted to the website, and if you have additional questions not covered below, don't hesitate to drop me a line. I thank you in advance for your generous contributions to Carroll County Genealogy and helping in our quest to make as much free online information available for Carroll County researchers as possible.

Then to send your Carroll County data to me - contact info on Contact page
Your comments and suggestions also welcome!


Guidelines
Copyright - Please be aware of copyright for material submitted and only contribute data that is used without copyright infringement, e.g., meets fair use criteria, within public domain, or if under copyright, you have received specific written permission to use it. However, certain vital facts such as names, birth, marriage and death dates, burial locations, etc., are public information facts and can not be copyrighted. It's only the "creative expression" of the material that can be copyrighted ... not the facts! When submitting your personal data; genealogy reports, photographs, compilations, etc., you will maintain your copyright of the material, but you have given Greene County Genealogy, INGenWeb the right to publish that material online, and the rights of others to copy or use it for private family, non-commercial, non-profit genealogical purposes only, by your act of submission.

Sources - Whenever possible, include complete sources for material submitted, i.e.: name of publication, author, title, page number, publisher and date of publication, etc. If possible, include the repository (name of library, etc.) where the original is l ocated.

Genealogy Reports - All descendant, ancestor and family group sheet reports sent in plain text or html are welcome.

Privatize Information - My policy is similar to the accepted guidelines that RootsWeb or Ancestry.com follow regarding online genealogy, and that is to refrain from posting vital information regarding living individuals; birth dates, marriage dates, addresses, etc. When submitting genealogy reports, please temporarily change your settings on your genealogy software to "privatize" your data before generating your reports. Generally this will still allow the inclusion of all names and relationships in your reports, but it will not show the vital dates and information for living individuals. Deceased individuals will continue to show with all vital dates, etc. Another alternative if you prefer, is to produce a shorter standard report with less generations showing, and ending with births circa 1930 [last available open Census]. If you have questions, just send me a note.

Obituaries, Vital Records, Memorabilia & Newspaper Items - These items are always of interest and value to the genealogist, but I request that they generally be older items, and thus more genealogical in nature. You may send your t ranscribed copies in any type of text format. If you would like to submit an actual digital copy (jpeg) of a news clipping, vital record, obituary, etc., please also send a transcribed text version to post. Search engines will only find names, etc., in text versions, but not within graphics.

Editing - Occasionally it may be necessary to edit or reformat data submitted for accuracy, clarity or website structure. However, I will always attempt to maintain the original content in its entirety.

Photographs - All photographs with Carroll County connections are welcome, e.g.; individuals, homes, buildings, geographical locations, cemeteries and gravestones, etc. Please generally refrain from submitting photographs of living individuals, or only if their explicit consent has been given, excepting of course, those of buildings, cemeteries, gravestones, etc. Please submit your scanned, digitized images in a large enough resolution for printing, e.g., 200-300dpi.




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