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From: "Gary Minder" <>
Subject: [GM-L] Census Spreadsheet Website
Date: Mon, 22 Jan 2001 20:32:19 -0000
Last week I posted a note offering to share a U.S. census spreadsheet that I
developed so that I could get out from under my unruly mountain of census
data paperwork. The response was overwhelming.
To date I have e-mailed over 600 copies of my spreadsheet and I can't keep
my inbox empty for more than a few minutes! I have also received scores of
kind e-mails with glowing praise of the spreadsheet. I knew I was tired of
not having a good way of organizing census records but I had no idea that so
many others were in the same boat.
To reduce the load and to allow me to get the word out to more genealogists,
I have created a web site where anyone can go to download the spreadsheet.
The URL is http://homepages.rootsweb.com/~minder/ and you can also get a
look at some screen shots of the spreadsheet and read a Frequently Asked
Questions list that I created to answer common questions. To top it off I
created a discussion forum where users can ask questions and get answers (a
much more efficient way of getting info out than answering individual
In less than 24 hours online, the website has gotten over 900 visits. If
you missed my notice the first time, please stop by the website and take a
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