GenMassachusetts-L ArchivesArchiver > GenMassachusetts > 2001-03 > 0985790488
Subject: Re: [GM-L] need webpage
Date: Wed, 28 Mar 2001 09:41:28 EST
Date: 3/7/01 6:16:31 PM Eastern Standard Time
From: (David Blackwell)
Hello Book, History, and Genealogy groups (who I subscribe to and monitor),
NE Local History and Genealogy Free Books Online Effort has moved
It is now here and is now part of the USIGS Library
http://www.usigs.org/library/books/books.html NE LHG Books Online Effort
http://www.usigs.org/library/books/ USIGS Library
http://www.usigs.org/library/books/ma/ Massachusetts Collection about 1.5
http://www.usigs.org/library/books/me/ Maine just 2 books now, 3 more
waiting to be scanned
http://www.usigs.org/library/books/ri/ Rhode Island just a few
http://www.usigs.org/library/books/uk/ Derbyshire(DBY) and few UK
http://www.usigs.org/library/books/families/ 600 MegaBytes maybe 30 books.
http://www.usigs.org/library/books/buk.shtml DBY and UK books
It moved because its original site at genweb.net seems to have disappeared.
There are 1 or 2 items I have not found on my backup CDs
and many links are bad, but most everything is back,
especially all the book G4TIFF page images.
See the directories for individual books, by town or family name.
Or wade thru the long and barely organized
Most books are in G4TIFF image format some are OCRed and some are in HTML
and some are edited. There are maybe 100 books? 2 or 3 Gigabytes.
In particular the town histories of Andover, Marblehead, & Chelmsford
Mass., Portland Maine, etc.
Old Hall and Manors of Derbyshire by Tilley,
The Victoria County History of Derbyshire,
Old Churches of Derbyshire (volume 2 High Peak) by Cox.
Derbyshire Charters by Jeaynes
Lichfield Wills and Administraions, 1516-1652, also "peculiars" at
Lichfield, Birmingham, and Derby, 1529-1652; 1675-1790; 1753-1790. by
William Phillimore Watts, 1853-1913, pub. 1912 Index Library
lots of other out of copyright public domain (PD) books.
Another subject - G4TIFF and Windows2000:
I find that using Windows2000 and its MSIE browser with the included
Imaging for Windows
now works VERY WELL for viewing G4TIFF images online.
At least while using a 500MHz machine on a T1 line at work with a 17 inch
It resizes views (e.g.50%) of 300dpi G4TIFF images BETTER than Irfanview,
The displayed resized 300 dpi G4TIFF images look like the very good
displayed page images at MOA.
but MSIMaging seems UNABLE to save the resized image
as well as it displays it (Irfanview may be better for that).
MSImaging did not view G4TIFF in Windows 95 or NT and was slow too,
so it must be something in Windows2000 that is better for G4TIFF.
I might add that my old Mustek flatbed scanner
now scans G4TIFF better than it did under WinNT or Win95,
but that should not be related to the improved G4TIFF viewing.
Next Subject - SCSI Panasonic KV-SS25D scanner (techies only):
I've bought a Panasonic KV-SS25D 20PPM(Page Per Minute) automatic feed scanner
I'm having TROUBLE getting it to work with my SCSI cards
One SCSI card is an Adaptec 1542cp ISA card. (SCSI II Win 98 compatible)
I can get my AST Bravo 180 MHz 128 MB Win98 machine to see the card
and have it assigned an IRQ interupt number
if I put a SCSI terminator on the card, (the card supposedly auto terminates)
but If I attached my SCSI Panasonic scanner
the card is not recognized at boot time and it does not get an IRQ
Yes, I used the Adaptec SCSI Select program cpconfig.exe
I have another SCSI machine a Compaq Proliant 800 (200MHz 128MB)
running WinNT Server with a SymbiosLogic C 810 PCI SCSI card.
If I attached the scanner to it, it will NOT boot up.
This SCSI card has the SCSI hard (boot) disk attached to it.
Yes, I have checked and fiddled with the terminators and the cable
positions, and the device numbers.
I'm hoping someone can HELP me with this, I've spent 24+ hours trying to
get it working.
I have checked the SCSI FAQ and the Panasonic and Adaptec websites for
If I can get my Panasonic KV-SS25D 20 page per minute autofeed scanner
anyone with an unbound book is welcome to come an use it
to put any out of copyright book online for free viewing.
Also if you are nearby and have a working SCSI machine and would like to see
if the scanner will work with it give me a call.
David C. Blackwell 978 933-7466 workdays till 6 or 7 PM
72 Center St. member NEHGS and MSMD.
Groveland, Mass. 01834 373-2358 weekends 10AM-8PM EST
NE LHG Free Books Online Effort coordinator
and USIGS librarian
PS while I told Ann Mensch at
Many people still link to the old site,
if you find links to the old site please tell them to link to the new site
http://www.usigs.org/library/books/books.html the (NE) LHG Free Books
http://www.usigs.org/library/books/ USIGS Library
I do not have time to find and tell all the linkers.
I might add that while my personal efforts are focused on New England and DBY
the USIGS library accepts Genealogy and History public domain books from
PPS do not load Netscape 6, I found the email and the HTML editor buggy,
and the browser slow.
Stay with Netscape 4.7 composer.
If you have a fast enough machine (500MHz) you can use the much improved
PPS I will never remove PD books from USIGS, I MAY mirror books at other
PPS many links are still bad but if I wait for perfection you will all wait
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