Franklin county families need more tools to help them find information about their ancestors. Here are a couple of them:
Obituaries can contain a huge number of facts (and sometimes errors) about a person’s life, with many clues to aid genealogists. We are going to add Franklin county obituaries to this site, as well as back-up files at the ARGenWeb Project’s archives1. Over the coming days and weeks we will be posting them here, as blog entries, so they will be easily found via web search engines.
Since we are doing that work, and writing up cemetery surveys, and researching what tools are available within the county and state, it makes sense to store at least the bare bones of that research in a single county-wide genealogy repository. Such a county repository needs to be accessible and editable by everyone who has an interest. People should be able to add, and correct, the genealogy data, and also to download this data for their own use.
Announcing the Franklin County cemeteries GED project! Anyone may request an account there to be able to see the sources, add and edit entries, share photos and documents. This GED project will be licensed CC-BY-NC-SA 4.0, which means all contributions are able to be reused and modified by others, so long as they give credit to the project and share their modifications, but the contributions may not be used commercially (reusers may not use the contributions for commercial gain, including on sites with advertising for income.)