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December 20, 2017 | History

Jefferson Davis County Mississippi Marriage Index 1906-1928 1 edition

Cover of: Jefferson Davis County Mississippi Marriage Index 1906-1928 by Dorothy Ledbetter Murray, Nicholas Russell Murray

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About the Book

Hunting For Bears Genealogy Society collects and maintains large databases of early (predominantly pre 1900) marriage records from all fifty states. We are currently processing these records and will have them on line as soon as they are ready.

We do two things with these records:
One, we publish these records in County Marriage Record Books, (over 2,500 to date) and on CDs. We no longer publish on microfiche but have a fairly complete inventory of our collection up to 1980.

Two, surname searches of these large computer databases have been available to individuals since the late 1960s via the U. S. Postal Service and now e-mail.
We search our marriage indexes of on a state by state basis and provide the results via e-mail or computer printout.

The Hunting For Bears marriage data collection as of about 1980, covering 16 states, was bundled with Family Tree Maker(c) and sold in the tens of thousands and was crucial in making FTM(c) the most popular genealogical software in the world.

The same collection was included in Ancestry's(c) initial data searches, playing a significant role in its rise to the world's premier genealogy data search engine.

That was the 1980 collection, the 2013 collection dwarfs it in comparison. This book is part of that 2013 collection. It is maintained in a data base structure to provide the highest information density. Each marriage is contained in one line. Each party in the union is included in the alphabetical listing. Using the records in a database format and listing both participants in the alphabetical sort was so unique in 1960 that the U.S. Government has granted Hunting For Bears a (c)copyright on the collection in both electronic and print format.

Several things we are considering in the immediate future are; e-books to buy, loan or free downloads, books available through instant publication, and books on line.

Oh, the name and logo, Russell, as Nick was called in his youth, loved puns. The newspaper genealogy column that he began writing in 1951, Hunting Your Forbearers, quickly became Hunting For Bears and the bear and hunter logo was created.

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Jefferson Davis Co MS Marriage Records 1906-1928
Computer Indexed Mississippi Marriage Records by Nicholas Russell Murray
Early Jefferson Davis County Mississippi Marriage Index 1906-1928
Managed by Dixie A Murray dixie_murray@yahoo.com

Published 1960 by Hunting For Bears Genealogical Society and Library in 3878 W 3200 S, Salt Lake City, UT 84120-2154 ph.801-966-1611 huntingforbears@yahoo.com (First published 1960 in Hammond, LA .
Written in English.

About the Book

The format for this series of books was designed specifically to address an extreme weakness in genealogical research methodology as it existed in the later half of the last century. The primary component of this solution was an extremely large data base of records which could be accessed via computer instantly to provide location of additional existent and more complete records needed by researchers. Marriage records were uniquely the form of research in need of this additional research methodology.

Several barriers to this project will be lost to the fog of history unless mentioned somewhere so here are a few; A few County Clerks were naturally obstinate. The worst two were Parish Clerks in Louisiana, one of Assumption Parish, who would not allow our elderly collection team any access to the records unless they stood at the counter and hand copied the data. The books containing the dates were in a separate book and to see it required an individual retrieval and put back for each marriage. A neighboring parish, Ascension, arrested and prosecuted my wife and I for conducting a legal bingo (the mayor himself had issued the permit) to raise funds to continue the data collection process when the inheritance my parents had left, ran out.

Another involves an deceitful lady named "Annie" and the Mississippi Genealogy Society who have no problem with taking the data that HFB paid teams of people to travel to each local court, collect the data, process it and publish it. Annie and MGS then publishes it on the internet and locally in print form thereby, negating any chance of recouping any of the expenditure put out in accruing the data. Nick and Dorothy had expended tremendous effort establishing directly or indirectly over half of the Genealogy Societies in Mississippi and had trained and hired these new enthusiasts as team members in their data gathering project. To have several of these "researchers" betray friends and mentors in this manner is inexplicable!

There is a corporate "wolf" who has done the same as MGS does does locally on a small scale on a national scale, no an international one. HFB had been approached by a small startup CD producer to make our data available on CDs. He assured us the data would be protected by an unbreakable decryption method. Maybe he was correct, the "wolf" bought controlling interest in his company, took our data and built the world's largest data repository and search service. All of this theft was was accomplished while I was becoming 100% disabled in the Gulf War, I just love it when people say "Thanks for your service". Eventually, after years of using the data to destroy us, "the wolf" did pay $35,000(far less than the cost of gathering data from one state in 1960), half of which was back royalties on the CDs sold years before to avoid the potential of lawsuits.

Edition Notes

Hunting For Bears Early Mississippi Marriage Records, Available in book, CD or 4"x6" microfiche format

Series
One of the HFB Early Mississippi Marriage Records Series
Other Titles
Early Jefferson Davis Co MS Marriages 1906-1928
Copyright Date
2013

The Physical Object

Format
soft cover, indexed genealogical marriage data
Pagination
viii, p.
Dimensions
11 x 8.5 x inches

Contributors

  • Research Dir.
    Dorothy L Murray
  • Information Officer
    David A Murray
  • Production Controller
    Dixie A Murray
  • Author
    Dorothy L Murray

ID Numbers

Open Library
OL24350052M
LC Control Number
80501555

History Created August 31, 2010 · 11 revisions Download catalog record: RDF / JSON

December 20, 2017 Edited by Tom Morris merge authors
January 29, 2013 Edited by David A Murray Edited without comment.
January 29, 2013 Edited by David A Murray Edited without comment.
January 29, 2013 Edited by David A Murray Edited without comment.
August 31, 2010 Created by David A Murray Added new book.