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    Dropbox Link for Ben Glick Photos and Transcriptions

    As was anticipated, Ben Glick’s Dropbox account is now no longer available.

    The transcriptions are still available from the Carnegie Public Library site, though I don’t know how recent they are — Ben was constantly updating them.

    The photos and transcriptions are available from the Gentry and Worth county MOGenWeb sites, and also from the CC Dropbox: PhotosTranscriptions.

    Gentry and Worth County, Missouri, Cemetery Photos and Transcriptions

    Ben Glick’s photos and cemetery transcriptions for Gentry County and Worth County, Missouri, have now been uploaded to the Gentry County MOGenWeb and Worth County MOGenWeb project sites. He also prepared a surname index.

    These pages should load relatively quickly, even on dial-up. If you do get a 500 or 504 server error, simply reload the page as some of the cemeteries and documents are quite large.

    Benjamin A. Glick (1945-2017)

    It is with great sadness that we report that Ben Glick, a great friend to anyone doing research in Gentry and Worth counties in Missouri, passed away on September 27, 2017.

    While we had discussed including his photos and cemetery transcriptions on site, the sheer volume of material and his frequent updates made that impractical. However, in order to preserve his work, we’re now in the process of uploading it.

    1906 Death Notices in the Gazette and News-Press

    Monica Schirmer Eshelman has sent in her abstract of the 1906 deaths mentioned in the St. Joseph Gazette and the St. Joseph News-Press. She has since commenced working on 1905 which should arrive soon, considering her dedication!

    1906 Death Notices in the Gazette and News-Press

    I Wasn’t Wrong — I Miscalculated!

    In my PACT Project Update at the end of December, I mentioned I was contemplating a hectic year and needed to get organized in a hurry. Not only am I still not organized, but this year so far has greatly exceeded my expectations busy-wise — and it’s only just started!

    Adding to that, I’ve been unable to work on my personal research with any regularity for about five years. I’ve got boxes of stuff to scan and document, as I’m endeavoring to Go Digital. For one thing, my printer went feets up, so printing everything like I used to isn’t an option.

    I also got the “bug” again the other day when I had to dig through one of those boxes. I found what I was looking for (and I’m going to write about it soon, as it’s so KEWL!), but I also found a ton of stuff . . . [Yes! There’s more!]

    1895 Death Notices in the St. Joseph, Missouri Herald and Daily News

    Monica Schirmer Eshelman has sent in her abstract of the 1895 deaths mentioned in the St. Joseph Missouri Herald and Daily News. She’s able to work faster because there are now only two newspapers, but also because the further you go back, the fewer obituaries and death notices are available. But she still parties on! Thanks, Monica!

    1895 Death Notices in the St. Joseph, Missouri Herald and Daily News

    1896 Death Notices in the St. Joseph Missouri Herald, Gazette and Daily News

    Monica Schirmer Eshelman has sent in her abstract of the 1896 deaths mentioned in the St. Joseph Missouri Herald, Gazette and Daily News.

    1966 Missouri Death Certificates are Scanned!

    Got the email I’ve been waiting for — the 1966 Missouri death certificates have been scanned and are ready for indexing.

    In the past, if you didn’t get on it pretty quickly, you were left out. It only took two or three days to get the job done. However, now they are also indexing the parents’ and spouses’ names, among other things, so it takes longer, but it’s well worth it. It also gives you plenty of time to help!

    You can email Kelsey Berryhill, the volunteer coordinator, to add your name to the list of volunteers. Thanks for the help! 🙂

    PACT Project Update

    The next year is going to be even more hectic than usual. So I’m frantically trying to get organized. I don’t know why I’m hoping this effort will be better than any of the others, but remaining hopeful here. 🙂

    I particularly wanted to get the PACT Project up to date. I planned on a quick hour or so. Now *that’s* funny! I don’t know what happened, I know I’ve updated it since April, but I had emails from Monica all the way back to almost the beginning of the year. Thinking maybe they were tasks I hadn’t marked “done” yet. No such luck.

    So everything I could find has been added/changed/corrected. As you’ll see, the “What’s New” list for December might be quite daunting, but I really hope you find someone you’ve been looking for!

    Happy hunting! 🙂