As I have written about before one of my heroes is Ginny Buechele. Ginny led a campaign for a couple of years to demand that the Dutchess County Executive and the County Legislature fill the empty vacancy of County Historian. If you want to follow the whole event you can read the rootsweb Dutchess County archived messages. It is a lesson in civic duty and perseverance.
The reason I am mentioning her again is that she has just announced that she will be the host and moderator for the growing non-profit internet based group called USGenNet for Dutchess and Putnam counties. As you might know I have been promoting the USGenWeb sites for quite a long time, however your research should also take advantage of the excellent resources at www.usgennet.org/usa/ny[whatever county name]/, such as the following: http://www.usgennet.org/usa/ny/county/putnam/
The following is from Ginny's announcement:
"This is a NONPROFIT genealogical/historical research site hosted by USGenNet, a NONPROFIT, TAX-EXEMPT public benefit corporation, and is in full compliance with USGenNet's Conditions of use including NO CLAIM to the copyrights of individual submitters.
The Message Boards, which are now moderated boards will be updated shortly - Please be patient while I learn the ins and outs of this procedure. The USGenNet Boards were being overwhelmed with pornographic postings and spam, both of which violate USGenNet's Policies and Conditions of Use. In an effort to prevent these posts from appearing on the USGenNet Server in the future, it was ordered by the USGenNet President that henceforth, all USGenNet WebBBS message boards will be pre-configured for moderated posts only. This went into effect on January 26, 2006.
You will ALWAYS retain ownership of any vital historical submitted data and same will be removed from the site upon your request to me to do so [no questions asked] and will never be used for commercial purposes nor will a fee be used to access them."
Ginny can be reached at:
Virginia A. Buechele
P O Box 243
Pleasant Valley, NY 12569
USGenNet County Coordinator
Let's all support this service with donations and data.
Upstate New York Genealogy (UNYG)
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