|Deb Cyprich and Kenny Burck|
Our task was to index records compiled for Columbia Township dating back to the early 1800s. "Earmarks" were recorded from as early as 1793! (I learned that in this case, "earmarks" are cuts or marks in the ears of animals made to show ownership -- not to funds allocated for specific projects by legislators).
By the end of the day, I think all of us felt comfortable with the task. Many of us took additional pages that we could continue to index from home. (In my case, that means from the comfort of my recliner, laptop on lap).
I'm hoping as time goes on, more and more of us will feel comfortable taking on these projects. I truly enjoyed the opportunity to work with other Chapter members in a low-stress, friendly environment. I look forward to participating in this and other similar projects.