HOW YOU CAN HELP
This website is my personal project to help those researching North Carolina history and genealogy. It's a big project but unfortunately I
still have a few more years before I can retire from my day job, so please considering helping out with one or more of these options. If
you have any questions whatsoever please contact me at firstname.lastname@example.org
- ALLOW ME TO COPY YOUR DVDs. If you have purchased DVDs of microfilm from the State Archives of NC that apply to this site, such as
warrants, surveys, deeds, etc., please contact me about getting copies made to put on the site to share with the world. Your name (or in honor of,
anonymous, etc.) will be listed as the contributor under each image you provide. You can either send them via mail and I will return them, or if you have
high speed internet (a reel can be up to 10 gigabytes) we can use a service like dropbox.
- ORDER DVDS FOR ME TO COPY. If there are microfilms for specific counties that you want to see on this website, considering ordering a digital
scan of the reel(s) on DVD from the State Archives of NC and letting me copy them as described above. See
for more details. Please contact me first before doing this to make sure no one else has already ordered them.
- SEND RELATED DOCUMENTS/MAPS. If you have transcribed grant information such as the metes and bound in a file or using a product like
Deedmapper, please send me an email and I can see if we can put it on the site. My plan is to make it easy for anyone to add "user content" to
each grant, and it will help to see what type of content is out there. I'm especially interested in any regional plat maps people have made.
- SEND CORRECTIONS. If you find mistakes in the data, please let me know. Note that this is specifically for transcription errors where the
name/info on the website does not match what was written in the original document. If a name is spelled "incorrectly" in the original document, I plan
to eventually provide a way to add it as an alternate name.
- SEND SUGGESTIONS. Any and all suggestions related to this website such as usability, content, layout, etc. are appreciated. Don't worry
about hurting my feelings, everything will be taken as "constructive criticism", plus I can always ignore it!
- HELP WITH TRANSCRIPTONS AND INDEXING. In the near (hopefully!) future there will be a way for people to help index the information on this
website. All the Patent Book pages and all the loose documents for Mecklenburg County were indexed by me, but there is way more on the site now than I
can do alone. It takes about an hour to index a reel of loose documents, and for example Wilkes County has 33 reels! If you register on the site you
can select the Volunteer checkbox if you are interested, and I'll contact you when everything is ready.
- HELP WITH COSTS. My intent is for this website to remain free for eveyone. I have no problems freely giving my time for this site, and expect nothing
in return. However, there are real dollar costs associated with running this website. My company Practicore Incorporated is providing the server space for
free, but they've already had to buy more disk space to hold all the new images. The State Archives has also raised the price of DVDs to $15 per
reel. That's a very reasonable price for the quality of work, but it does add up fast! Absolutely no obligation, and any amount will be
appreciated. Please note this would not be considered a charitable donation or gift for tax purposes. The money will be collected by my
company Practicore Incorporated using a secure payment page, and will used specifically for this website. You may also use PayPal by sending money to
Content on this website not originating from the State Archives of North Carolina is Copyright 2015 by David M. McCorkle