What have we on the Rootsweb Missisquoi list accomplished in 2012?

Let’s start with the research blog…

Research blog http://missisquoigenealogy.blogspot.com/ Almost 100 blog posts –this year! Scroll to archive ( right column) and you can click on them month by month. We average almost 1,000 page views a month.

Transcription Project When LDS ( Family Search ) started posting Missisquoi area parish registers we started a project to transcribe, publish and create searchable databases for these records. This has been he perfect example of crowd sourcing a project , we’ve had over 20 volunteers working countless hours transcribing and data mining these old parish records. We have transcribed almost 4,000 images which could represent as many as 6000 individual records. http://missisquoigenealogy.blogspot.com/   Right hand column list links to all parishes we have complete and we are working on 2 new projects and always need volunteers.

Cemeteries We took every single headstone photos and burial records ( it was hundreds of records) that were sent to me over the past 8 years that I had been posted on a hodge-podge of my old web pages and merged them with existing free online cemetery collections on Find -a -Grave and or Interment.net. ( many volunteers helped !) We also created a few new cemetery listings ! ( notably Chandler) http://missisquoigenealogy.blogspot.com/ right column list all links to area cemeteries

Rootsweb Mailing list Members of this community helped each other and query posters wanting information on ancestors/families from the area or help on researching. ( looks like almost 400 posts)

This January marks the 8th year of this list and my being admin/founder.

browse http://archiver.rootsweb.ancestry.com/th/index/CAN-QC-MISSISQUOI/

search http://archiver.rootsweb.ancestry.com/cgi-bin/search?path=CAN-QC-MISSISQUOI  

Thanks to everyone and Happy New Year !

1790s Baptist Preacher's visit to Caldwell's Manor and 1786 Land Petition

Linda writes ..

Here is 1790s Baptist Preacher's visit to Caldwell's Manor. ... I've included a 1786  Lower Canada Land Petition for Caldwell's Manor folks to go with it.

Caldwell's Manor Baptist